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Scott Thornton
Scott Thornton.jpg
Position Forward
Shoots Left
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
225 lb (102 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Edmonton Oilers
Montreal Canadiens
Dallas Stars
San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles Kings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1971-01-09)January 9, 1971,
London, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1989
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 1990 – 2008

Scott Thornton (born January 9, 1971 in London, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey winger.

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.

He also played left wing for the Edmonton Oilers, Montréal Canadiens, Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks.

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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