Joe Thornton

#19 C / San Jose Sharks / EXP: 19YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 lb Age: 38 College: None

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  • Sharks' Joe Thornton: Garners assist
    By RotoWire Staff

    Thornton picked up a helper on the Sharks' lone goal in Wednesday's 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Lightning. While Thornton may be stuck in a five-game goal drought, he has managed to snag a trio of assists. Despite averaging 4:09 of ice time with the man advantage, the veteran has just four power-play points to show for it. Even if Jumbo Joe continues to struggle to find the back of the net, he has likely earned the benefit of the doubt and should continue to log significant minutes in a top-six role.

  • Thornton collected two assists with one of those on the power play in Saturday's 5-3 road loss to the Islanders, though he also posted a minus-3 rating over 19:53 of ice time. Jumbo Joe has five points (one goal, five assists) in his last three games, but it's hard to ignore his lackluster defensive production. His minus-4 rating to start the season -- while certainly not an egregious mark -- stands as the lowest of any forward from Team Teal, which makes us wonder just how much more the 38-year-old has left in the tank. His proficiency within the attacking zone keeps him relevant in virtually any fantasy format, yet his sluggish own-zone output has been hurting his own team.

  • Sharks' Joe Thornton: Dominant in home win
    By RotoWire Staff

    Thornton manufactured a goal to complement a power-play assist as well as a plus-2 rating in Tuesday night's 5-2 home win over the Canadiens. The Habs cannot buy a win at the Shark Tank, as it's there that they've dropped 11 consecutive games. Jumbo Joe snapped a three-game pointless streak before producing his first two-point effort of the young season. As an alternate captain, the 38-year-old will be leaned on heavily to help Team Teal improve upon its 2-3-0 record and once again stay relevant in the Pacific Division.

  • Sharks' Joe Thornton: Makes preseason debut
    By RotoWire Staff

    Thornton went scoreless with a minus-2 rating in his first preseason contest of the year Saturday -- a 4-0 loss to Arizona. Coming off an ACL injury that he played through last season, Thornton had been skating with the team since training camp began Sep. 15, so the team holding him out of preseason contests probably had a lot more to do with keeping the 38-year-old fresh for the beginning of the campaign than for health reasons. Despite seeing a dip in production from 19 goals and 82 points in 2015-16 to seven goals and 50 points in 2016-17, Thornton remains one of the elite passers in all of hockey and will likely continue to rack up points on the power play until he hangs up his skates.

  • Sharks' Joe Thornton: Ready to rock
    By RotoWire Staff

    Thornton (knee) told reporters Friday that "I feel 100 percent and ready to compete." Jumbo showed incredible resolve by playing through ACL and MCL injuries in the postseason, and between his ability to tough that out and evidently feeling good at the start of training camp, fantasy owners shouldn't worry too much about all that he's had to overcome from a health standpoint. However, Patrick Marleau -- the Sharks' franchise points leader -- is now with the Maple Leafs, so that'll inevitably add pressure on Thornton to give Team Teal its first Stanley Cup. He signed a one-year extension July 1, so this could be his last hurrah in the Bay Area.

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