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Joe Thornton

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Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-4 (193 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs. (100 kg)

Born: July 2, 1979 in London, Ontario
Draft: Boston, 1st round (1st overall), 1997 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Relatives: Scott Thornton (cousin)
Current salary: $6,750,000
Current cap hit: $6,750,000

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated May 28, 2016 11:25 AM

Last 5 Games

Scoring Goals Assists
Rk Date Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK FOwin FOloss FO%
1 2016-04-09 SJS ARI W 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 20 16:46 0 0 3 5 37.5
2 2016-04-07 SJS WPG L 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 22 19:45 1 1 3 3 50.0
3 2016-04-05 SJS @ MIN W 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 21 15:35 0 0 2 5 28.6
4 2016-04-02 SJS @ NSH W 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 26 19:29 2 0 5 2 71.4
5 2016-03-31 SJS VAN L 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 23 17:16 0 0 5 1 83.3
2015-16: Complete Gamelog | Scoring Log | Advanced Stats | Splits

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
1997-98 18 BOS NHL 55 3 4 7 -6 19 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 33 9.1
1998-99 19 BOS NHL 81 16 25 41 3 69 9 7 0 1 17 8 0 128 12.5 1243 15:21
1999-00 20 BOS NHL 81 23 37 60 -5 82 18 5 0 3 29 8 0 171 13.5 1725 21:18
2000-01 21 BOS NHL 72 37 34 71 -4 107 17 19 1 5 27 7 0 181 20.4 1566 21:45
2001-02 22 BOS NHL 66 22 46 68 7 127 16 6 0 5 30 16 0 152 14.5 1319 19:59 AS-10
2002-03 23 BOS NHL 77 36 65 101 12 109 22 12 2 4 43 22 0 196 18.4 1736 22:33 AS-2,Hart-4
2003-04 24 BOS NHL 77 23 50 73 18 98 19 4 0 6 38 12 0 187 12.3 1666 21:38 AS-3,Hart-14
2005-06 26 TOT NHL 81 29 96 125 31 61 18 11 0 6 54 40 2 195 14.9 1728 21:20 AS-1,Byng-15,Hart-1,Ross-1,Selke-19
2005-06 26 BOS NHL 23 9 24 33 0 6 6 3 0 2 15 8 1 60 15.0 496 21:33 AS-1,Byng-15,Hart-1,Ross-1,Selke-19
2005-06 26 SJS NHL 58 20 72 92 31 55 12 8 0 4 39 32 1 135 14.8 1233 21:15 AS-1,Byng-15,Hart-1,Ross-1,Selke-19
2006-07 27 SJS NHL 82 22 92 114 24 44 12 10 0 5 48 44 0 213 10.3 1666 20:19 AS-3,Byng-14,Hart-5,Selke-21
2007-08 28 SJS NHL 82 29 67 96 18 59 18 11 0 5 41 26 0 178 16.3 308 1754 21:24 784 700 52.8 60 31 55 103 AS-2,Byng-11,Hart-6,Selke-58
2008-09 29 SJS NHL 82 25 61 86 16 56 14 11 0 3 37 24 0 139 18.0 257 1596 19:28 718 577 55.4 81 24 64 86 AS-5,Byng-33,Hart-9,Selke-28
2009-10 30 SJS NHL 79 20 69 89 17 54 15 4 1 2 42 25 2 141 14.2 233 1569 19:51 662 566 53.9 113 29 71 88 AS-5,Byng-27,Hart-12,Selke-32
2010-11 31 SJS NHL 80 21 49 70 4 47 10 9 2 3 25 24 0 149 14.1 261 1590 19:52 675 565 54.4 56 35 114 98 Selke-36
2011-12 32 SJS NHL 82 18 59 77 17 31 14 4 0 2 39 19 1 156 11.5 259 1678 20:28 557 436 56.1 42 26 96 95 Selke-31
2012-13 33 SJS NHL 48 7 33 40 6 26 5 2 0 1 14 19 0 85 8.2 136 882 18:23 410 291 58.5 23 21 37 42 Selke-45
2013-14 34 SJS NHL 82 11 65 76 20 32 9 2 0 3 47 17 1 122 9.0 226 1552 18:56 617 482 56.1 54 34 76 96 AS-9,Hart-22
2014-15 35 SJS NHL 78 16 49 65 -4 30 12 4 0 0 31 18 0 131 12.2 255 1437 18:25 535 405 56.9 39 24 60 90 Byng-46,Selke-14
2015-16 36 SJS NHL 82 19 63 82 25 54 11 8 0 6 42 21 0 121 15.7 211 1506 18:22 399 353 53.1 48 30 69 98
11 yrs SJS NHL 835 208 679 887 174 488 132 73 3 34 405 269 5 1570 13.2 2494 16463 19:43 5357 4375 55.0 516 254 642 796
8 yrs BOS NHL 532 169 285 454 25 617 110 56 3 27 202 82 1 1108 15.3 9752 20:27
Career NHL 1367 377 964 1341 199 1105 242 129 6 61 607 351 6 2678 14.1 3602 26214 19:59 5357 4375 55.0 516 254 642 796

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 28 SJS NHL 82 1231 894 57.9 5.0 935 674 58.1 2.9 9.8 91.5 101.3 58.7 41.3
2008-09 29 SJS NHL 82 1317 1045 55.8 0.9 994 818 54.9 -1.7 8.9 92.6 101.6 55.3 44.7
2009-10 30 SJS NHL 79 1223 1126 52.1 0.7 896 879 50.5 -0.1 10.8 92.0 102.7 50.6 49.4
2010-11 31 SJS NHL 80 1231 1065 53.6 -0.6 890 790 53.0 -1.6 9.4 91.2 100.6 51.3 48.7
2011-12 32 SJS NHL 82 1475 1137 56.5 5.2 1083 828 56.7 3.1 8.1 92.4 100.6 49.5 50.5
2012-13 33 SJS NHL 48 760 626 54.8 5.2 530 435 54.9 3.5 8.6 91.7 100.3 51.6 48.4
2013-14 34 SJS NHL 82 1449 1038 58.3 7.1 1062 762 58.2 5.4 9.6 90.9 100.5 47.2 52.8
2014-15 35 SJS NHL 78 1364 965 58.6 10.1 983 682 59.0 11.0 8.0 89.1 97.1 49.8 50.2
2015-16 36 SJS NHL 82 1160.7 1271 985 56.3 4.1 955 693 57.9 4.1 11.1 90.8 101.9 55.9 44.1
Career NHL 695 1160.7 11321 8881 56.0 4.6 8328 6561 55.9 3.5 9.4 91.4 100.8 51.9 48.1

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- E+/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1997-98 18 BOS NHL 55 3 0.05 0.07 0.13 0.05 0.35 0.60 3 5 8 3 9 2 13 0 -6 -1.1 0.5 -0.5
1998-99 19 BOS NHL 81 15 0.20 0.31 0.51 0.19 0.85 1.58 18 28 46 17 60 23 35 1 3 2.5 1.8 4.3
1999-00 20 BOS NHL 81 23 0.28 0.46 0.74 0.28 1.01 2.11 25 40 65 25 90 26 80 11 -5 4.0 1.8 5.7
2000-01 21 BOS NHL 72 29 0.51 0.47 0.99 0.40 1.49 2.51 40 36 76 32 103 49 76 18 -4 6.7 1.6 8.3
2001-02 22 BOS NHL 66 25 0.33 0.70 1.03 0.37 1.92 2.30 25 52 77 28 82 25 52 2 7 6.2 1.5 7.8 AS-10
2002-03 23 BOS NHL 77 37 0.47 0.84 1.31 0.48 1.42 2.55 41 72 113 42 131 47 77 5 12 10.1 2.0 12.1 AS-2,Hart-4
2003-04 24 BOS NHL 77 26 0.30 0.65 0.95 0.34 1.27 2.43 27 57 84 30 97 26 56 3 18 6.3 2.5 8.8 AS-3,Hart-14
2005-06 26 TOT NHL 81 42 0.36 1.19 1.54 0.51 0.75 2.41 29 92 121 41 156 68 75 18 31 10.2 3.1 13.3 AS-1,Byng-15,Hart-1,Ross-1,Selke-19
2005-06 26 BOS NHL 23 11 0.39 1.04 1.43 0.50 0.26 2.61 9 23 32 11 42 17 29 4 0 2.8 0.5 3.3 AS-1,Byng-15,Hart-1,Ross-1,Selke-19
2005-06 26 SJS NHL 58 30 0.34 1.24 1.59 0.52 0.95 2.33 20 69 89 30 114 51 46 14 31 7.5 2.6 10.0 AS-1,Byng-15,Hart-1,Ross-1,Selke-19
2006-07 27 SJS NHL 82 36 0.27 1.12 1.39 0.44 0.54 2.60 23 92 115 38 136 65 49 2 24 9.0 3.2 12.2 AS-3,Byng-14,Hart-5,Selke-21
2007-08 28 SJS NHL 82 33 0.35 0.82 1.17 0.41 0.72 2.17 32 72 104 37 118 53 49 2 18 8.6 3.3 11.9 AS-2,Byng-11,Hart-6,Selke-58
2008-09 29 SJS NHL 82 29 0.30 0.74 1.05 0.35 0.68 1.70 26 62 88 31 109 43 53 3 16 6.8 2.7 9.5 AS-5,Byng-33,Hart-9,Selke-28
2009-10 30 SJS NHL 79 29 0.25 0.87 1.13 0.37 0.68 1.78 22 72 94 32 115 42 62 6 17 7.3 2.2 9.6 AS-5,Byng-27,Hart-12,Selke-32
2010-11 31 SJS NHL 80 24 0.26 0.61 0.88 0.30 0.59 1.86 23 52 75 27 112 52 64 8 4 5.4 1.9 7.2 Selke-36
2011-12 32 SJS NHL 82 25 0.22 0.72 0.94 0.31 0.38 1.90 20 65 85 29 100 36 54 7 17 5.8 2.6 8.4 Selke-31
2012-13 33 SJS NHL 48 13 0.15 0.69 0.83 0.27 0.54 1.77 14 62 76 25 57 26 25 0 6 2.9 1.5 4.4 Selke-45
2013-14 34 SJS NHL 82 23 0.13 0.79 0.93 0.28 0.39 1.49 12 71 83 26 112 39 57 4 20 5.3 2.6 7.9 AS-9,Hart-22
2014-15 35 SJS NHL 78 21 0.21 0.63 0.83 0.27 0.38 1.68 18 54 72 25 94 40 63 4 -4 17.1 5.0 1.5 6.5 Byng-46,Selke-14
2015-16 36 SJS NHL 82 27 0.23 0.77 1.00 0.33 0.66 1.48 21 71 92 31 123 48 52 2 25 21.7 7.1 2.9 10.0
11 yrs SJS NHL 835 291 0.25 0.81 1.06 0.35 0.58 1.88 231 742 973 328 1190 495 574 52 174 38.8 70.5 27.0 97.5
8 yrs BOS NHL 532 170 0.32 0.54 0.85 0.32 1.16 2.08 188 313 501 188 614 215 418 44 25 37.5 12.2 49.7
Career NHL 1367 461 0.28 0.71 0.98 0.34 0.81 1.96 419 1055 1474 516 1804 710 992 96 199 38.8 108.1 39.2 147.2

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
1997-98 18 BOS NHL 6 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
1998-99 19 BOS NHL 11 3 6 9 1 4 1 2 0 2 15 20.0 219 19:52
2001-02 22 BOS NHL 6 2 4 6 0 10 2 0 0 0 14 14.3 127 21:09
2002-03 23 BOS NHL 5 1 2 3 -5 4 0 1 0 0 12 8.3 101 20:13
2003-04 24 BOS NHL 7 0 0 0 -6 14 0 0 0 0 14 0.0 151 21:30
2005-06 26 SJS NHL 11 2 7 9 -4 12 1 1 0 1 23 8.7 277 25:09
2006-07 27 SJS NHL 11 1 10 11 2 10 1 0 0 0 23 4.3 242 21:00
2007-08 28 SJS NHL 13 2 8 10 3 2 1 1 0 1 29 6.9 62 321 24:42 128 115 52.7 20 9 19 18
2008-09 29 SJS NHL 6 1 4 5 -3 5 0 1 0 0 17 5.9 28 115 19:14 52 42 55.3 5 2 4 9
2009-10 30 SJS NHL 15 3 9 12 -11 18 2 1 0 1 35 8.6 60 320 21:20 141 118 54.4 26 6 14 16
2010-11 31 SJS NHL 18 3 14 17 -5 16 3 0 0 2 48 6.3 81 401 22:15 199 137 59.2 18 14 20 20
2011-12 32 SJS NHL 5 2 3 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 15 13.3 24 109 21:54 44 28 61.1 5 3 2 4
2012-13 33 SJS NHL 11 2 8 10 5 2 1 1 0 0 25 8.0 50 223 20:17 121 91 57.1 9 7 15 15
2013-14 34 SJS NHL 7 2 1 3 -6 8 1 1 0 0 16 12.5 24 135 19:19 61 34 64.2 8 3 10 8
2015-16 36 SJS NHL 18 3 15 18 6 8 2 1 0 1 25 12.0 58 343 19:04 96 88 52.2 24 9 16 24
Career NHL 150 27 91 118 -21 124 17 10 0 8 314 8.6 491 3084 21:25 842 653 56.3 115 53 100 114

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
2011-04-25 LAK SJS 4-3 LAK 1 2:22

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 28 SJS NHL 13 231 196 54.1 0.7 163 140 53.8 -2.2 8.8 92.1 101.0 54.6 45.4
2008-09 29 SJS NHL 6 100 78 56.2 0.9 76 67 53.1 -5.2 5.5 86.7 92.1 61.0 39.0
2009-10 30 SJS NHL 15 234 239 49.5 -6.3 166 183 47.6 -8.5 8.1 84.3 92.4 53.7 46.3
2010-11 31 SJS NHL 18 320 273 54.0 0.6 236 200 54.1 -1.8 6.3 89.0 95.2 46.5 53.5
2011-12 32 SJS NHL 5 98 53 64.9 9.6 64 37 63.4 11.9 9.5 92.3 101.8 62.2 37.8
2012-13 33 SJS NHL 11 200 139 59.0 15.6 151 102 59.7 13.0 7.9 95.5 103.4 56.4 43.6
2013-14 34 SJS NHL 7 114 101 53.0 6.7 86 76 53.1 4.6 1.6 87.5 89.1 35.7 64.3
2015-16 36 SJS NHL 18 261.2 305 281 52.0 4.2 224 182 55.2 6.9 10.2 93.1 103.3 45.9 54.1
Career NHL 93 261.2 1602 1360 54.1 3.0 1166 987 54.2 1.4 7.6 89.7 97.3 50.6 49.4

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1993-94 14 Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs Minor-ON 67 83 85 168 45
1993-94 14 St. Thomas Stars ON-Jr.B 6 2 6 8 2
1994-95 15 St. Thomas Stars ON-Jr.B 50 40 64 104 53 26 11 3 4
1995-96 16 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 66 30 46 76 53
1995-96 16 Canada U-18 5 5 6 11 16
1996-97 17 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 59 41 81 122 123
1996-97 17 Canada WJC-A 7 2 2 4 0
2000-01 21 Canada WC-A 6 1 1 2 1 6 1 0 0 0
2004-05 25 Canada W-Cup 6 1 5 6 4 0
2004-05 25 HC Davos Swiss 40 10 44 54 80
2004-05 25 Canada WC-A 9 6 10 16 7 4 4 2 0 2
2005-06 26 Canada Olympics 6 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1 0 0
2009-10 30 Canada Olympics 7 1 1 2 -1 0 1 0 0 0
2012-13 33 HC Davos Swiss 33 12 24 36 43
Career 1 Season Minor-ON 67 83 85 168 45
Career 2 Seasons OHL 125 71 127 198 176
Career 2 Seasons Olympics 13 2 3 5 -2 0 1 1 0 0
Career 2 Seasons ON-Jr.B 56 42 70 112 55 26 11 3 4
Career 2 Seasons Swiss 73 22 68 90 123
Career 1 Season U-18 5 5 6 11 16
Career 1 Season W-Cup 6 1 5 6 4 0
Career 2 Seasons WC-A 15 7 11 18 8 10 5 2 0 2
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 2 2 4 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1995-96 16 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 4 1 1 2 11
1996-97 17 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 11 11 8 19 24
2004-05 25 HC Davos Swiss 14 4 20 24 29
Career 2 Seasons OHL 15 12 9 21 35
Career 1 Season Swiss 14 4 20 24 29
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2006 CAN 1 2 -1 0 8 18
2 2010 CAN 1 1 -1 0 5 14
Car 2 3 -2 0 13 32

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 17 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Joe Thornton 13.3 12.2 12.1 11.9 9.6 9.5 8.8 8.4 8.3 7.9 7.8 7.2 6.5 5.7 4.4 4.3 -0.5
Marcel Dionne 94.7 13.6 13.3 12.8 12.8 11.0 10.2 9.7 8.8 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.5 7.2 6.5 6.0 5.6 4.9
Steve Yzerman 92.6 14.4 13.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.8 8.7 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.1 6.5 5.8 5.4 3.4
Jarome Iginla 92.6 14.4 14.2 11.1 11.1 11.0 9.5 9.0 8.3 8.2 8.2 7.9 7.8 7.4 7.0 5.9 4.8 3.6
Marian Hossa 92.4 12.4 11.1 10.8 10.2 9.9 9.4 9.0 8.6 8.6 7.7 7.2 7.0 7.0 7.0 5.0 4.0 -0.1
Jean Beliveau 91.5 13.0 11.0 10.2 10.0 9.3 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.4 7.7 6.8 5.9 4.3 4.3 4.3 3.0 1.1
Daniel Alfredsson 90.6 12.3 11.5 10.4 10.0 9.3 9.2 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.1 5.8 5.6 5.3 3.2 2.7
Mark Messier 90.3 11.3 11.3 9.9 9.6 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.1 8.0 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 5.4 5.0 3.8 3.7
Brendan Shanahan 90.3 11.6 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.3 9.5 8.9 8.9 7.9 6.9 6.7 6.7 5.9 5.7 5.6 4.4 3.4
Brett Hull 90.2 15.4 11.9 11.8 10.9 10.3 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.1 8.5 8.4 8.0 7.8 6.7 6.1 5.6 5.5
Luc Robitaille 89.7 11.8 10.3 9.8 9.7 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 8.2 8.1 6.8 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.3 4.6 4.4
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Joe Thornton 13.3 12.2 12.1 11.9 9.6 9.5 8.8 8.4 8.3 7.9 7.8 7.2 6.5 5.7 4.4 4.3 -0.5
Marcel Dionne 94.7 13.6 13.3 12.8 12.8 11.0 10.2 9.7 8.8 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.5 7.2 6.5 6.0 5.6 4.9 1.0
Jean Beliveau 93.3 13.0 11.0 10.2 10.0 9.3 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.4 7.7 7.7 6.8 5.9 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.3 3.0 1.1 0.3
Jarome Iginla 92.4 14.4 14.2 11.1 11.1 11.0 9.5 9.0 8.3 8.2 8.2 7.9 7.8 7.4 7.0 5.9 4.8 3.6 2.5
Marian Hossa 92.4 12.4 11.1 10.8 10.2 9.9 9.4 9.0 8.6 8.6 7.7 7.2 7.0 7.0 7.0 5.0 4.0 -0.1
Steve Yzerman 91.4 14.4 13.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.8 8.7 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.1 6.5 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.1 3.6 3.4 2.1 0.8
Daniel Alfredsson 90.6 12.3 11.5 10.4 10.0 9.3 9.2 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.1 5.8 5.6 5.3 3.2 2.7 2.7
Brett Hull 90.1 15.4 11.9 11.8 10.9 10.3 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.1 8.5 8.4 8.0 7.8 6.7 6.1 5.6 5.5 0.0 -0.1
Mark Messier 89.5 11.3 11.3 9.9 9.6 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.1 8.0 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.0 5.4 5.2 5.0 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 1.6 0.9
Luc Robitaille 89.5 11.8 10.3 9.8 9.7 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 8.2 8.1 6.8 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.3 4.6 4.4 2.7 1.8
Brendan Shanahan 89.2 11.6 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.3 9.5 8.9 8.9 7.9 7.2 6.9 6.7 6.7 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.2 4.4 3.4 1.1 0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

July 8, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), July 8, 2004.

November 30, 2005: Traded to San Jose by Boston for Brad Stuart, Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau, November 30, 2005.

September 16, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), September 16, 2012.

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