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 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
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13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
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A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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