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Joe Thornton

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Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-4 (193 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs. (102 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 Aug 27, 2015 5:25 PM

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
10 yrs SJS NHL 753 189 616 805 149 434 121 65 3 28 363 248 5 1449 13.0 2283 14957 19:52 4958 4022 55.2 468 224 573 698
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 1285 358 901 1259 174 1051 231 121 6 55 565 330 6 2557 14.0 3391 24708 20:05 4958 4022 55.2 468 224 573 698

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 28 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 1279.3 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 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 1243.3 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 San Jose Sharks NHL 79 1181.7 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 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 1193.4 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 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 1274.6 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 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 682.9 760 626 54.8 5.2 530 435 54.9 3.5 8.6 91.7 100.3 51.6 48.4
2013-14 34 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 1188.2 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 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 1121.6 1364 965 58.6 10.1 983 682 59.0 11.0 8.0 89.1 97.1 49.8 50.2
Career NHL 78 9164.9 10050 7896 56.0 4.6 7373 5868 55.7 3.4 9.2 91.5 100.6 51.4 48.6

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 +/- 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 5.0 1.5 6.5 Byng-46,Selke-14
10 yrs SJS NHL 753 264 0.25 0.82 1.07 0.35 0.58 1.92 210 671 881 298 1067 447 522 50 149 63.4 24.1 87.6
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 1285 434 0.28 0.70 0.98 0.34 0.82 1.99 398 984 1382 485 1681 662 940 94 174 101.0 36.3 137.3

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
Career NHL 132 24 76 100 -27 116 15 9 0 7 289 8.3 433 2740 21:45 746 565 56.9 91 44 84 90

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 (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 28 San Jose Sharks NHL 13 246.3 231 196 54.1 0.7 163 140 53.8 -2.2 8.8 92.1 101.0 54.6 45.4
2008-09 29 San Jose Sharks NHL 6 89.4 100 78 56.2 0.9 76 67 53.1 -5.2 5.5 86.7 92.1 61.0 39.0
2009-10 30 San Jose Sharks NHL 15 239.9 234 239 49.5 -6.3 166 183 47.6 -8.5 8.1 84.3 92.4 53.7 46.3
2010-11 31 San Jose Sharks NHL 18 283.5 320 273 54.0 0.6 236 200 54.1 -1.8 6.3 89.0 95.2 46.5 53.5
2011-12 32 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 78.6 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 San Jose Sharks NHL 11 158.6 200 139 59.0 15.6 151 102 59.7 13.0 7.9 95.5 103.4 56.4 43.6
2013-14 34 San Jose Sharks NHL 7 94.3 114 101 53.0 6.7 86 76 53.1 4.6 1.6 87.5 89.1 35.7 64.3
Career NHL 13 1190.6 1297 1079 54.6 2.7 942 805 53.9 0.1 7.0 89.0 96.0 51.8 48.2

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
Brett Hull 92.7 15.4 11.9 11.8 10.9 9.7 9.4 9.1 8.5 8.4 6.7 6.1 5.6 5.5 0.0
Bryan Trottier 92.0 13.6 12.9 11.2 10.3 10.0 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.6 7.0 6.5 6.3 4.3 2.6
Marian Hossa 91.6 12.4 11.1 10.8 10.2 9.9 9.4 9.0 8.6 7.2 7.0 7.0 7.0 4.0 -0.1
Jarome Iginla 91.3 14.4 14.2 11.1 11.1 11.0 9.5 8.2 8.2 7.9 7.8 7.0 5.9 4.8 2.5
Steve Yzerman 91.2 14.4 13.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 10.1 10.0 8.7 7.5 7.1 6.5 5.8 3.4 2.1
Marcel Dionne 90.6 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 6.0
Daniel Alfredsson 90.3 12.3 11.5 10.4 10.0 9.3 9.2 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.4 7.1 5.6 5.3 3.2
Bobby Hull 90.1 12.0 11.8 10.9 10.6 10.3 10.0 9.8 9.2 9.0 8.5 6.5 6.0 4.3 3.6
Jari Kurri 90.0 14.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 9.1 9.0 8.3 7.7 6.5 6.4 6.1 6.1 3.8 1.9
Joe Sakic 89.5 15.9 12.8 11.6 10.1 9.8 9.3 9.2 8.1 7.6 7.6 7.5 6.9 6.1 3.5
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
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
Marian Hossa 91.6 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
Bryan Trottier 91.1 13.6 12.9 11.2 10.3 10.0 8.7 8.6 7.6 7.6 7.0 6.5 6.3 4.3 2.6 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.1
Jarome Iginla 88.8 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
Paul Kariya 88.5 12.6 12.2 11.6 11.0 8.8 8.4 7.7 7.2 6.5 5.8 5.0 4.3 3.4 3.3 1.5
Theoren Fleury 88.3 11.7 11.2 11.1 9.2 8.9 8.1 8.0 6.9 6.8 6.0 5.8 5.5 5.3 3.0 2.7
Jari Kurri 88.3 14.0 11.8 10.4 10.1 9.1 9.0 8.3 7.7 6.5 6.4 6.1 6.1 3.8 3.0 1.9 1.7 1.2
Jean Beliveau 88.0 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
Bobby Hull 87.1 12.2 12.0 11.8 10.9 10.6 10.3 10.0 9.8 9.2 9.0 8.5 6.5 6.0 4.3 3.6 0.9
Daniel Alfredsson 87.1 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
Eric Lindros 86.9 12.8 12.4 10.3 10.0 9.5 9.2 8.8 7.8 7.7 5.2 3.7 2.1 2.1

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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