Joe Thornton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Thornton says knee 100 percent healthy to start Sharks camp

    NHL.com "Center Joe Thornton was a full participant at the San Jose Sharks' first training camp practice Friday and said his surgically repaired left knee was 100 percent healthy. "I feel good," Thornton said. "I rehabbed hard this summer. The knee feels great, to be honest with you. It feels real..." September 16

  • 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