The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed 41-year-old forward Joe Thornton to a 1 year contract worth $700,000 United States.
Thornton, a six-time all star and the winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP in 2006, is a veteran of 1,636 career NHL regular-season video games in between the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks.He has recorded
1,509 points(420 objectives, 1089 assists )in his profession while adding 133 points (31 goals, 102 helps)in 179 playoff video games. The native St. Thomas, Ont., was chosen initially overall by the Boston Bruins at the 1997 NHL draft. He was named captain of the Bruins prior to the 2002-03 season, but the struggling Bruins dealt Thornton to San Jose part method through the 2005-06 project. Thornton had 33 points in 23 games at the time of the trade, and continued his torrid scoring speed with
the Sharks. He completed the season with 125 points in 81 games and took house the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer as well as the Hart Trophy. He had 31 points( 7 goals, 24 helps) in 70 video games with the Sharks last season. Daaaamn ... going to miss out on a lot more then just chuckling with this person ... ultimate teammate, pal
and man to learn from. @MapleLeafs got a fantastic one coming! pic.twitter.com/S0WMD3aHy7—@Burnzie88!.?.! Thornton is <the second Ontario-born veteran to sign a league-minimum offer with the Leafs in this free company, signing up with Jason Spezza. Worldwide, Thornton has actually represented Canada several times
, capturing an Olympic gold medal(2010), 2 World Cup gold medals(2004, 2016 ), one gold medal at the 1997 junior championship in addition to a Spengler Cup with Davos in 2005.