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Thornton Earns PlayStation 'Three Stars' Award

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 7:00 PM PT / News
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Thornton Earns PlayStation \'Three Stars\' Award

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks (@sanjosesharks) announced today that forward Joe Thornton is the winner of the 2013-14 PlayStation® “Three Stars of the Game” award. Thornton will be honored with an award from PlayStation in an on-ice presentation following tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche at SAP Center at San Jose. On behalf of the winner, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) will present a check for $2,500 to the Sharks Foundation and Thornton will receive a PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system with a VIP pack of games.

“We are proud to be a sponsor of the San Jose Sharks,” said Guy Longworth, SVP, PlayStation Brand Marketing at SCEA. “The entire Sharks organization works extremely hard to be one of the best teams in the NHL and PlayStation loves to reward team members for their successful efforts. It’s a pleasure to honor this impressive player in all of his outstanding achievements.”

Thornton has posted 74 points (11-63=74) and a plus-18 rating in 80 games this season. He currently ranks second in the NHL in assists (63), 13th in points (74), and 11th in faceoff percentage (56.1%).

It is the ninth time in his career that Thornton has registered 50 or more assists in a season. Throughout his career, he has finished the season ranked first in the NHL in assists three times, top-five in assists six times, and top-10 in assists eight times. With two games to play in the 2013-14 season, Thornton currently ranks second in the NHL with 63 assists, four behind the NHL leader, Sidney Crosby.

This season, Thornton was named the Brocade “Sharks Player of the Month” for November, leading the Sharks to an 8-2-3 record with 16 points and 13 assists in 13 games during the month.

The Sharks team captain is currently 25th on the NHL’s all-time assist list (850) and 46th on the NHL’s all-time points list (1,184 points). Since his trade to San Jose on Nov. 30, 2005, the Sharks have posted a 405-109-79 record (65.6% points percentage), the most points and wins in the NHL during that time. In addition, Thornton stands as the NHL’s third-leading scorer during that span, posting 738 points (173 goals, 565 assists). He ranks first on the Sharks all-time assists list and second in points.

The PlayStation “Sharks Three Stars of the Game” Award winner is tabulated by the number of times a player is named a “star of the game. At the end of each regular season game, players received five points for being chosen first star, three points for second star and one point for third star as listed on the official NHL game sheet. Each star is chosen by members of the media based on the player’s performance each game.

2013-14 FINAL THREE STARS RANKINGS

Rank Player First Second Third Total Points
1 Joe Thornton 9 6 1 16 64
2 Joe Pavelski 8 3 9 20 58
3 Patrick Marleau 3 8 5 16 44
4 Antti Niemi 5 4 5 14 42
5 Logan Couture 3 7 3 13 39
6 Alex Stalock 4 3 7 29
7 Brent Burns 4 2 3 9 29
8 Tommy Wingels 3 3 1 7 25
9 Tomas Hertl 2 3 5 13
10 Matt Nieto 1 2 3 11

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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