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Thornton Earns PlayStation 'Three Stars' Award

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 10:00 PM / News
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Thornton Earns PlayStation \'Three Stars\' Award
The San Jose Sharks announced that forward Joe Thornton is the winner of the 2013-14 PlayStation\u00AE \u201CThree Stars of the Game\u201D 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 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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