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Joe Thornton

NHL Star Joe Thornton

Profession: NHL Star


Biography: 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.

Born: July 2, 1979
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
Age: 42 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1997-06-21 NHL Draft: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) center Joe Thornton first pick by Boston Bruins
  • 2005-11-30 The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

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