|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
225 lb (102 kg)
|Teams||Toronto Maple Leafs|
San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles Kings
|Born||January 9, 1971,|
London, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||3rd overall, 1989|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Pro Career||1990 – 2008|
Thornton was drafted in the first round (3rd overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He played thirty-three games for the team his rookie season, accumulating one goal and three assists.
Thornton was signed by San Jose as a free agent on July 1, 2000. In his first season with San Jose, he had a career year, scoring twenty goals playing alongside gritty centre Mike Ricci. He signed a two-year contract extension in the 2003–04 season.
He and former Sharks teammate Joe Thornton are first cousins.
Thornton announced his retirement on July 28, 2008.
He played in a total of 941 NHL games, scoring 144 goals and 141 assists. In the playoffs he played 79 games with 13 goals and 14 assists.
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