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San Jose Sharks
Position
C
 
Jersey
19
Name  Joe Thornton
Born  7/2/1979
Height  6-4
Weight  220
Shoots  L
1/8/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton (shoulder) will not play Thursday, but hopes to return Saturday.
Insight: He will miss his fourth consecutive game Thursday. Thornton has nine goals and 33 points through 38 games.
 
1/4/2015 5:45:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.
Insight: He missed Saturday's contest, and will now be sideline even longer. Thornton has nine goals and 33 points through 38 games.
 
12/31/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored his ninth goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Thornton also had 23 assists with a plus-four rating in 37 games. Solid production for a 35-year old.
 
11/13/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored a goal in Thursday's win over the Lightning.
Insight: Thornton now has a solid 16 points in 18 games played. Owners should be pleased with his production.
 
11/11/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored the lone goal for San Jose against the lowly Panthers.
Insight: Thornton is having a productive season at the age of 35. He has five goals and 10 assists in 17 games.
 
10/30/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored a goal and was +1 on the night, against the Wild.
Insight: Thornton keeps producing, as he now has 11 points on the season, and as long as he can stay healthy, 70 points is not out of his range.
 
10/3/2014 11:27:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton sometimes gets overlooked, but his consistent numbers will help any fantasy lineup.
Insight: With 11 goals, 65 assists and 122 SOG in 82 games, Thornton is a bit one-dimensional, but he dominates the assist category, finishing ahead of everyone except the great Sidney Crosby in that category. Fantasy owners also have to like he's played every game in six of the past eight seasons.
 
3/14/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton scored his 10th goal of the season Friday against the Islanders.
Insight: With 10 goals, 55 assists and 95 SOG in 68 games, Thornton is a bit one-dimensional, but he dominates the assist category.
 
1/24/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: Joe Thornton's new contract extension is for three years and $20.25 million. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN
Insight: Teammate Patrick Marleau signed an almost identical extension earlier today. Though Thornton has only found the back of the net six times this season, he leads the NHL with 47 assists.
 
10/15/2013 10:53:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton had a goal and two assists Tuesday, giving him one goal and eight points in six games this season.
Insight: Thornton gets most of his points via assist -- he hasn't scored more than 29 goals since 2002-03 -- but he should be among the league leaders in that category.
 
1/26/2013 6:52:00 PM
Description: Sharks center Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist Saturday against Colorado. Both came on the power play.
Insight: Thornton already has two goals and nine assists through four games. Eight of his 11 points have come with the man advantage.
 
11/1/2011 9:59:00 PM
Description: Following the Sharks' 5-2 loss to the Rangers on Monday, Joe Thornton said that the Rangers were "probably the softest team we played against" on their road trip. Rangers coach John Tortorella responded accordingly, saying that Thornton is "one of the better players in the league never to win anything." TSN
Insight: It seems ironic that Thornton would make these kinds of comments, considering that he has been labeled a soft player throughout his career for not stepping up his game during the playoffs. Thornton, who has nine points and a +5 in ten games, realized his mistake on Tuesday, saying that "soft" was probably the wrong choice of word.
 
5/25/2011 1:54:00 AM
Description: According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, both Joe Thornton and Ryane Clowe played with shoulder injuries during the playoffs. ESPN
Insight: Thornton played with a separated shoulder in Game 5 after he was hit by Raffi Torres during Game 4. Clowe played with an unspecified shoulder injury during the entire playoffs. Hopefully those who believe that Thornton and the Sharks don't bring it during the playoffs have a newfound appreciation of what it takes to win in the playoffs.
 
5/23/2011 3:57:00 PM
Description: Sharks coach Todd McLellan said that Joe Thornton will play in Game 5 against Vancouver on Tuesday. San Jose Mercury News
Insight: Thornton himself also said he would play, so it seems as if he would have to be bedridden in order to miss this do-or-die game for the Sharks. Keep in mind that he probably won't be 100 percent after leaving Game 4 after taking a Raffi Torres hit.
 
5/22/2011 6:04:00 PM
Description: Joe Thornton left Game 4 against Vancouver on Sunday in the third period after taking a hit from Raffi Torres. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Sharks coach Todd McLellan would not give an update on Thornton after the game. Thornton did not score a point in this game, but he was dominant in the faceoff circle again (11 wins in 17 attempts). Check back for further updates.
 
5/21/2011 12:18:00 AM
Description: Joe Thornton recorded three assists in the Sharks' 4-3 win over Vancouver in Game 3 on Friday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: With the three helpers, Thornton has taken over the playoff scoring lead with 17 points (3g-14a). He seems to be winning the matchup battle with Ryan Kesler, as he has six points (1g-5a) in three games against the Canucks. His numbers and hustle this season should make believers out of those who think that he is not a playoff performer.
 
5/15/2011 11:23:00 PM
Description: Joe Thornton scored a goal and added an assist in the Sharks' 3-2 loss to Vancouver in Game 1 on Sunday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Thornton was also effective in the faceoff circle, winning 10 of 15 draws in this game. He appeared to be fired up right from the opening faceoff, where he was actually waived out of the faceoff circle. Thornton's goal was the first of the game, when he took full advantage of a failed Roberto Luongo clearing attempt late in the first period.
 
5/5/2011 12:09:00 AM
Description: Joe Thornton recorded three assists in the Sharks' 4-3 overtime win over Detroit in Game 3 on Wednesday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Thornton assisted on all three of Devin Setoguchi's goals, although Setoguchi's value improves more with Thornton centering him than the other way around. Thornton has a reputation for disappearing during the playoffs, but this season he has come through with nine points (2g-7a) in nine playoff games. Don't be afraid to add him in your playoff pool.
 
4/26/2011 12:53:00 AM
Description: Joe Thornton scored the game-winning goal in overtime and added an assist in the Sharks' 4-3 win over Los Angeles in Game 6 on Monday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: The Sharks had just finished off killing a five-minute charging penalty by Jamie McGinn from late in the third period when Thornton scored. The Sharks are the third Western Conference team to move to the second round, joining Detroit and Nashville. Thornton, who is not known as a playoff performer, posted five points (2g-3a) in the six-game series.
 
3/16/2011 12:41:00 AM
Description: Joe Thornton and Dany Heatley each scored two goals in the Sharks' 6-3 win over Dallas on Tuesday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Both Thornton's and Heatley's second goals were empty netters. Heatley has 24 goals this season, while Thornton has 19.
 

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