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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
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A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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