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Joe Thornton Tabbed As The Captain

McLellan Picks Thornton To Help Lead Sharks

Thursday, 10.7.2010 / 4:38 AM PT / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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Joe Thornton Tabbed As The Captain
The San Jose Sharks have named Joe Thornton as the eighth full time captain in club history. Todd McLellan made the announcement following Thursday’s practice at the Globe Arena in Stockholm.

Thornton, a previous captain with Boston, replaces Rob Blake who retired after last season. Dan Boyle will be a permanent alternate captain and Patrick Marleau and Ryane Clowe will split home and road duty with the other Alternate Captain's letter.

Since his arrival in San Jose, Thornton has put his stamp on the Sharks organization with his amazing career totals.

At just 31 years old Thornton ranks 58th on the NHL's all-time assist list (646), 87th on the all-time points list (931) and amongst players that started the season 31-years-old or younger, he has the most points (931).

He has accumulated the most points since the 2002-03 season (684), has the second most points in the NHL since his debut in 1997 (931) and has the third most points in the NHL since appearing in his first game with San Jose on Dec. 2, 2005.

Thornton’s streak of seven consecutive 20-goal and 50-assist seasons are the longest for any player since Steve Yzerman and Doug Gilmour posted eight consecutive from 86-87 to 93-94.

His 10 consecutive seasons of 20+ goals is the second longest active streak in the League next to Jarome Iginla's 11.



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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 75 36 31 10 67
J. Thornton 71 14 48 -4 62
L. Couture 75 24 37 -4 61
B. Burns 75 16 39 -5 55
P. Marleau 75 17 35 -17 52
T. Wingels 68 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 75 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 65 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
M. Karlsson 46 13 9 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 1 .902 2.60
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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