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19 Joe Thornton C

San Jose Sharks

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
71%36%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
7435075118:00
Latest News
  • Sharks' Joe Thornton: Ready to rock

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/15/17) 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.

    Sharks' Joe Thornton: Returning to San Jose on one-year deal

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (7/1/17) Thornton (knee) will sign a one-year contract to remain with San Jose in 2017-18, Kevin Kurz of NBC Sports California reports.

    Thornton displayed his dedication to the game and team by playing through a torn ACL and MCL during the 2016-17 playoffs. The club left him unprotected prior to the Vegas expansion draft, thought it was likely a calculated risk given his age and the major knee injury. The 37-year-old's career would seem to be winding down, but he'll play at least one more season with the Sharks. Thornton should retain his spot atop the club's depth chart in 2017-18 if he's healthy by the time the regular season rolls around.

    Sharks' Joe Thornton: Unprotected for expansion draft

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/18/17) By virtue of being unsigned, Thornton (knee) won't be protected from Wednesday's expansion draft, TSN reports.

    It's not a huge surprise that the Sharks are willing to roll the dice with Thornton given his age and the fact that he's coming off a major knee injury that included both ACL and MCL tears during the playoffs. He also doesn't have a contract for the 2017-18 season at this point, so Vegas would have to negotiate a new deal with him in the next week to make it an option. Given some of the other options available from San Jose, the Golden Knights will almost certainly pass on him in favor of a younger, healthier body from the Sharks.

    Sharks' Joe Thornton: Will be ready for start of 2017-18 campaign

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/27/17) Thornton's surgery on his ACL and MCL was deemed successful, and he's expected to be ready for the start of the 2017-18 campaign.

    Given that Jumbo was able to play through the severe injuries, we can't see that hurting his fantasy stock, especially since the surgery apparently went off without a hitch. However, it's worth noting that Thornton will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, likely signaling a move away from San Jose after 12 seasons. The industrious pivot went from averaging a point per game in 2015-16 down to 50 in 79 games this year. It'll be tough to gauge his value in virtual formats until we see what color sweater he dons next.

    Sharks' Joe Thornton: Undergoing surgery Monday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/24/17) Thornton will have surgery Monday to repair a torn ACL and MCL suffered during the playoffs, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

    The fact that Thornton was able to skate at all considering the extent of the damage to his knee is remarkable, but garnering a pair of helpers is all the more impressive. The veteran will now shift his focus to the 2017-18 campaign, although it is unclear if he will be ready in time for training camp. Another concern, of course, is whether the 37-year-old will want to continue playing -- assuming the Sharks offer him a new contract.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
1997-98Boston55347-60010 
1998-99Boston8116254137010 
1999-00Boston81233760-55030921940
2000-01Boston72373471-419150860791
2001-02Boston6622466876051658683
2002-03Boston7736651011212241874892
2003-04Boston77235073184060941730
2005-06San Jose8129961253111060922876
2006-07San Jose8222921142410050778744
2007-08San Jose822967961811050785700
2008-09San Jose822561861611030718577
2009-10San Jose79206989174120662566
2010-11San Jose8021497049230675565
2011-12San Jose82185977174020557436
2012-13San Jose487334062010410291
2013-14San Jose82116576202030617482
2014-15San Jose78164965-44000554401
2015-16San Jose82196382258060399354
2016-17San Jose797435071000375362
14463841007139120613066121170610390
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
1997-98Boston339.1    19107
1998-99Boston12812.5    693122
1999-00Boston17113.51730:231885  824031
2000-01Boston18120.41566:231757  1073141
2001-02Boston15214.51318:541480  1273436
2002-03Boston19618.41714:221886340:0686:241093237
2003-04Boston18712.31666:002071278:2976:42984229
2005-06San Jose19514.91727:312105434:49168:06613213
2006-07San Jose21310.31665:371917411:4736:19440022
2007-08San Jose17816.31755:052018397:3051:28591122
2008-09San Jose13918.01596:042049305:2620:13562023
2009-10San Jose14114.21568:362034276:4477:14540027
2010-11San Jose14914.11589:372076270:5995:12471116
2011-12San Jose15611.51678:292217277:2586:32311013
2012-13San Jose858.2882:091202158:2123:1126208
2013-14San Jose1229.01552:212156301:3628:05320016
2014-15San Jose13112.21437:051968245:2429:01300015
2015-16San Jose12115.71505:431962298:373:47540122
2016-17San Jose818.61426:471835263:382:26511213
275913.926381:06326184260:51784:4011563217413
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
1997-98Boston60000000000
1998-99Boston113691202000
2001-02Boston6246000006472
2002-03Boston5123-510005449
2003-04Boston7000-600005974
2005-06San Jose11279-41010125174
2006-07San Jose111101120000106118
2007-08San Jose13281031010128115
2008-09San Jose6145-310005242
2009-10San Jose153912-111010141118
2010-11San Jose1831417-50020199137
2011-12San Jose5235200004428
2012-13San Jose1128105100012191
2013-14San Jose7213-610006134
2015-16San Jose243182121010127120
2016-17San Jose4022-100002021
1602796123-261008013011193
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
1997-98Boston30.00:0000:000:009102
1998-99Boston1520.00:0000:000:004002
2001-02Boston1414.3126:521430:000:0010005
2002-03Boston128.3101:0513119:002:034002
2003-04Boston140.0150:3020124:099:2914007
2005-06San Jose238.7276:3431680:4227:1812006
2006-07San Jose234.3241:5829067:123:0610005
2007-08San Jose296.9321:0537566:103:062001
2008-09San Jose175.9115:2616822:142:195100
2009-10San Jose358.6319:5642565:0411:1618014
2010-11San Jose486.3400:3556574:3033:3616007
2011-12San Jose1513.3109:2813822:333:052001
2012-13San Jose258.0223:0631052:042:242001
2013-14San Jose1612.5135:1519234:271:508004
2015-16San Jose348.8471:4863081:220:3210005
2016-17San Jose40.075:199714:200:000000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/220
Birthdate:
7/2/1979
Age:
38
Hometown:
London, Ontario, Canada
Team:
San Jose Sharks
School:

NHL Experience:
19