Full Name: Joe Thornton
Profession: NHL Star
Why Famous: He was selected first overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, and currently serves as captain of the San Jose Sharks. His on-ice vision, strength on the puck, deft passing ability, and power forward style of play have led to him becoming one of the league's premier top line centers.
- 1997-06-21 35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st
- 2005-11-30 The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks