Joe Thornton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sharks sign Thornton to 1-year, $8M deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Joe Thornton has officially returned to the San Jose Sharks. Hours after Patrick Marleau signed with Toronto, ending his time in San Jose, the Sharks announced they had officially re-signed Thornton to a one-year contract, confirming reports from yesterday. Per Stephen Whyno of the..." July 03

  • Thornton ‘bummed’ that Marleau didn’t re-sign in San Jose

    CSN Bay Area "Off of the ice, Joe Thornton is a notoriously chill dude. There isn’t a whole lot that phases the veteran center and future Hall of Famer, who appears to go through his non-hockey playing life with a remarkably even-keeled attitude. We’re talking about the kind of guy that signs a one-year, $8..." July 03

  • Joe Thornton to re-sign with Sharks

    TSN "Joe Thornton has signed a one-year deal to remain with the San Jose Sharks according to Kevin Kurz of NBC Sports. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie adds the deal will be worth around $6.5 million. Thornton is coming off successful knee surgery to repair significant MCL ligament damage and a..." July 01

  • What a signing team could expect to get from Joe Thornton

    Sportsnet "Joe Thornton’s offensive production took a bit of a hit last season, dropping from an average of 74 points per season the prior three years to just 50 total in 2016-17. His biggest drop was his goal scoring, which was never his strength, but was always decent. Thornton scored 19 goals the year..." June 30

  • Joe Thornton's future with Sharks could be tied to Patrick Marleau

    NHL.com "Joe Thornton wants to keep playing with Patrick Marleau, preferably with the San Jose Sharks. He made that clear after the Sharks lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference First Round. "Hopefully I can come back and Patty can come back," Thornton told reporters then. "I think this..." June 30

  • Five thoughts on Sharks’ Thornton’s talks with Kings

    San Jose Mercury News "Once the Sharks allowed Joe Thornton’s contract negotiations to reach this stage in the game, a conversation with the Los Angeles Kings was inevitable. The Kings are the Sharks’ closest geographical rival, they play in an even sunnier part of the state and the mere idea of No. 19 feeding passes..." June 29

  • Report | Los Angeles Kings interested in Joe Thornton

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Kings need to add more supplementary scoring to their lineup. Dustin Brown and Marian Gaborik, two of the team’s highest-paid players, have severely regressed in the last few seasons. They’ve also lost out on key free agents in the last few years due to cap space, most notably..." June 27

  • Joe Thornton Hears From Multiple Teams Prior To July 1 Free Agency

    CBS Sacramento "Unless they re-sign the pending-unrestricted free agent Joe Thornton by July 1, the San Jose Sharks’ center will receive the opportunity to start interviewing with other teams the following day. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun tweeted Monday afternoon that Thornton has heard from a dozen interested..." June 26

  • Thornton doing ‘extremely well’ after knee surgery, contract talks ongoing

    Pro Hockey Talk "San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has provided a promising update on forward Joe Thornton. The expectation, according to Wilson on Friday, is that Thornton, who turns 38 years old on July 2, will be ready for the start of next season, following an MCL injury suffered versus the..." June 16

  • Thornton, Marleau will have options if they don't return to Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "There’s nothing new to report regarding the futures of Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau in San Jose, and it’s likely that it will remain quiet until the conclusion of the expansion draft on June 21, at the very least. It will be a couple more weeks, then, before the will-they-or-won’t-they..." June 16

  • Future with Sharks still uncertain for Thornton, Marleau

    CSN Bay Area "More than four weeks have passed since the Sharks were dispatched by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau appear no closer to signing contract extensions than when the season ended. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson faces..." May 22

  • Joe Thornton undergoes successful surgery on torn ACL, MCL

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton underwent successful knee surgery, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The veteran centre had the procedure on Monday after revealing that he’d been playing through a torn ACL and MCL for the final four games of the Sharks’ first-round series against the..." April 25

  • Thornton, Marleau express desire to return to Sharks

    San Jose Mercury News "The verdict is in: Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau both want to re-sign with the Sharks in the offseason. The question now is whether the organization wants to bring back the two cornerstones of the franchise and how to make the numbers work under the salary cap. With Thornton and Marleau..." April 24

  • Sharks' Thornton played through torn MCL, ACL against Oilers

    Bleacher Report "San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton played with a torn ACL and MCL during the team's first-round playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers, head coach Peter DeBoer revealed Monday. Thornton initially suffered a knee injury on April 2 and didn't appear in the postseason until Game 3. The Sharks..." April 24

  • Couture lobbies for Thornton, Marleau’s return to Sharks next year: ‘I love those guys’

    San Jose Mercury News "The biggest question facing the Sharks this offseason is a no brainer to Logan Couture. The Sharks alternate captain expressed his opinion regarding Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau’s upcoming free agencies after the Sharks were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, lobbying for..." April 24

  • Sharks’ Joe Thornton a game-time decision for Game 3 vs. Oilers

    Sportsnet "Injured San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton is listed as a game-time decision Sunday night before his team takes on the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series at the SAP Center. Thornton has yet to play a game in the 2017 post-season for San Jose, suffering a lower-body..." April 16

  • Joe Thornton could return for Sharks

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will be a game-time decision for Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Friday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN, NBCS CA). The Sharks lead the best-of-7 series..." April 14

  • Thornton and Couture game-time decisions

    TSN "The San Jose Sharks are taking a wait and see approach when it comes to the availability of two of their best players for Game 1 against the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night. Forwards Joe Thornton and Logan Couture will be game-time decisions Wednesday, head coach Pete DeBoer..." April 12