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Joe Thornton
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Team: San Jose Sharks Height: 6-4 Born: 7/2/1979
Position: CWeight: 220 Birthplace: London, Ontario

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Apr. 24 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST23:24 UAE15:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton, an unrestricted free agent this summer, needs surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee he sustained late in the regular season.
Analysis: Remarkably, the 37-year-old played with the injury in four of the six games of San Jose's opening-round playoff series with Edmonton. It may have been Thornton's final run with the Sharks, and his age and health status figure to weigh heavily on his market value. The six-time All-Star and 1,391-point scorer did show he can still produce when healthy, recording seven goals and 43 assists over 79 games in his 19th NHL season and 12th with San Jose.
Apr. 2 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST3:36 UAE (+1)19:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton is back in the lineup after missing the first two games of the playoffs with a left knee injury.
Analysis: Thornton is in his usual role as the top-line center for San Jose. Thornton had missed the past two weeks after injuring his knee in a regular-season game at Vancouver. He started the game on a line with captain Joe Pavelski and Melker Karlsson as his wings. Logan Couture moved down to second-line center.
Mar. 25 8:21 AM PT9:21 AM MT10:21 AM CT11:21 AM ET15:21 GMT23:21 8:21 AM MST10:21 AM EST19:21 UAE11:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton scored on the power play for San Jose's only goal in Friday's loss to the Stars.
Analysis: It was just his seventh goal of the season, but Thornton has been a regular contributor lately with nine points in his last 10 games while posting a plus-4.
Mar. 15 8:02 AM PT9:02 AM MT10:02 AM CT11:02 AM ET15:02 GMT23:02 8:02 AM MST10:02 AM EST19:02 UAE11:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton finished with two assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Sabres.
Analysis: Thornton has reached 40 assists for the 14th consecutive season.
Mar. 11 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET23:48 GMT7:48 4:48 PM MST6:48 PM EST3:48 UAE (+1)18:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton had an assist against Nashville on Saturday.
Analysis: Thornton has three goals and eight assists over his past 13 games.
Mar. 10 7:49 AM PT8:49 AM MT9:49 AM CT10:49 AM ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST19:49 UAE10:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton and Joe Pavelski scored on Thursday for the Sharks, who have won five of their last six games.
Analysis: Thornton has three goals and seven assists over his past 12 games.
Mar. 6 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST8:15 UAE23:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton became the 13th NHL player to reach 1,000 assists on Monday by setting up an empty-net goal in the Sharks' 3-2 victory over the Jets in Winnipeg,
Analysis: Playing in his 900th game with San Jose and 1,432nd of his career, Thornton set up Pavelski's goal to give the Sharks a 3-1 lead with 26 seconds left in the third period.
Feb. 12 12:10 PM PT1:10 PM MT2:10 PM CT3:10 PM ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST0:10 UAE (+1)15:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton now has a goal in two of the last three games after scoring in Sunday's victory at New Jersey. The veteran center had an assist earlier in the contest.
Analysis: Those two goals match Thornton's entire total through the first 54 games of this season. The 37-year-old has contributed a solid 32 assists, though, and is currently on a three-game point streak.
Jan. 19 6:24 AM PT7:24 AM MT8:24 AM CT9:24 AM ET14:24 GMT22:24 7:24 AM MST9:24 AM EST18:24 UAE9:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton had two assists Thursday.
Analysis: He has three points in two games after recording one in his previous six.
Jan. 15 6:35 AM PT7:35 AM MT8:35 AM CT9:35 AM ET14:35 GMT22:35 7:35 AM MST9:35 AM EST18:35 UAE9:35 ETNaN:� BRT - On Saturday, Thornton got ejected for a spearing penalty in the second period as the Sharks dropped their second straight to fall four points behind first-place Anaheim in the Pacific Division.
Analysis: Thornton's last game misconduct also came against the Blues when he was called for an illegal hit to the head of Perron on Nov. 4, 2010.
Jan. 8 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST20:27 UAE11:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton added another assist Saturday.
Analysis: The 37-year-old only has two goals but is tied for the team lead with 24 assists, with 13 coming in his last 16 games.
Nov. 9 7:04 AM PT8:04 AM MT9:04 AM CT10:04 AM ET15:04 GMT23:04 8:04 AM MST10:04 AM EST19:04 UAE10:04 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton scored his second goal of the season and added an assist to help the Sharks earn a 3-0 victory Tuesday at Washington.
Analysis: The 37-year-old has had a bit of an up-and-down start, though he's produced six points over his last six games and remains an assist machine, having totaled nine through San Jose's first 13 contests.
Nov. 4 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST20:13 UAE12:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton had a power-play assist Thursday for his 1,350th point, taking over sole possession of 27th place on the all-time list.
Analysis: The 37-year-old remains a major part of San Jose's power play, with four of his nine points coming on the man advantage. He has four points overall in his last four games.
Oct. 30 9:22 AM PT10:22 AM MT11:22 AM CT12:22 PM ET16:22 GMT0:22 9:22 AM MST11:22 AM EST20:22 UAE12:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton scored his first goal of the season with an empty-netter Saturday.
Analysis: The 37-year-old was a plus-1 for a third straight game. He's third on the team with seven points.
Oct. 18 6:02 PM PT7:02 PM MT8:02 PM CT9:02 PM ET1:02 GMT9:02 6:02 PM MST8:02 PM EST5:02 UAE (+1)21:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton had two assists Tuesday.
Analysis: He has four assists in the last two games.

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