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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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Dec. 8 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST21:02 UAE12:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton had a power-play goal along with two assists in Thursday's overtime win over the Hurricanes.
Analysis: Thornton moved into 19th place on the NHL's career scoring list with 1,410 points. Nine of those have come in his last eight games as the 38-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down.
Nov. 28 5:49 PM PT6:49 PM MT7:49 PM CT8:49 PM ET1:49 GMT9:49 6:49 PM MST8:49 PM EST5:49 UAE (+1)20:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton scored Tuesday against the Flyers.
Analysis: He has two goals and three assists over a four-game point streak. Thornton scored just twice in the first 19 contests.
Nov. 24 6:45 PM PT7:45 PM MT8:45 PM CT9:45 PM ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST6:45 UAE (+1)21:45 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton had a pair of assists in Friday's 5-4 OT loss to Vegas.
Analysis: Thornton was credited with his second assist of the game on Mikkel Boedker's goal, the 1,017th assist of his career, which moved him past Joe Sakic into 12th place on the NHL's all-time assists list.
Nov. 23 9:22 AM PT10:22 AM MT11:22 AM CT12:22 PM ET17:22 GMT1:22 10:22 AM MST12:22 PM EST21:22 UAE12:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton scored his third goal of the season Wednesday.
Analysis: Thornton had gone five straight games without a point and 10 in a row without a goal. At least he's being more aggressive lately with 10 shots in his last three outings after an eight-game stretch during which he had just six. Timo Meier joining Thornton and Joe Pavelski's line could be a reason why. ''I think with Timo with us last game it brought us a lot of energy and a lot of chances,'' said Thornton. ''Me and Pavs really like playing with him."
Nov. 15 11:18 AM PT12:18 PM MT1:18 PM CT2:18 PM ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST23:18 UAE14:18 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton is in the Sharks' lineup for Thursday's game against Florida.
Analysis: Thornton was held out of Wednesday's practice, though it was likely more of a maintenance day for the 38-year-old center, who's yet to miss a game so far this season.
Nov. 2 6:06 AM PT7:06 AM MT8:06 AM CT9:06 AM ET13:06 GMT21:06 6:06 AM MST8:06 AM EST17:06 UAE9:06 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton had an assist Wednesday.
Analysis: Thornton became the 20th NHL player to reach 1,400 career points when he assisted on Pavelski's goal.
Oct. 31 5:30 AM PT6:30 AM MT7:30 AM CT8:30 AM ET12:30 GMT20:30 5:30 AM MST7:30 AM EST16:30 UAE8:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton got an assist on San Jose's first goal Monday.
Analysis: That gave him 1,399 points to move past Jari Kurri for sole possession of 20th place on the career list
Oct. 26 6:22 PM PT7:22 PM MT8:22 PM CT9:22 PM ET1:22 GMT9:22 6:22 PM MST8:22 PM EST5:22 UAE (+1)21:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton scored Thursday at Boston.
Analysis: Thornton extended his point streak to five games (two goals, four assists) and moved into a tie with Jari Kurri for 20th place on the NHL's all-time list with 1,398 points.
Oct. 21 6:52 AM PT7:52 AM MT8:52 AM CT9:52 AM ET13:52 GMT21:52 6:52 AM MST8:52 AM EST17:52 UAE9:52 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton had an assist Friday.
Analysis: It was Thornton's 1,395th point, passing Luc Robitaille for 21st on the career list.
Oct. 18 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST19:29 UAE11:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton scored an empty-netter and had an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Thornton, who had only one point in his first four games of the season, also had two penalty minutes for the second straight contest. Though the 38-year-old has been on the decline for a while, the good news for his fantasy owners is that Thornton remains a big part of San Jose's power play. He spent more than 6 minutes on the ice with the man advantage Tuesday and is second on the team in that category.
July 2 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET2:15 GMT10:15 7:15 PM MST9:15 PM EST6:15 UAE (+1)22:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton officially signed his contract to remain with the Sharks on Sunday, just hours after Patrick Marleau signed an $18.75 million, three-year deal with the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: He scored just seven goals - his fewest in an 82-game season since his rookie year in 1997-98 - and was a key part of a power-play unit that uncharacteristically struggled last season. But he still managed 43 assists, teaming with captain Joe Pavelski on San Jose's top line.

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