|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
185 lb (84 kg)
|Born||March 8, 1973,|
Gloucester, ON, CAN
|Pro Career||1995 – present|
Apart from playing junior hockey with the Gloucester Rangers, college hockey with Boston University and one season in the International Hockey League with the Peoria Rivermen, Thornton's career has been played in Europe. He has single season spells in Austria with Klagenfurt and in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga with the Adler Mannheim before moving to the United Kingdom, spending five seasons with the Cardiff Devils. He also had spells with the London Knights and the Belfast Giants where he won the playoff cup in 2003. He then moved to Italy, spending two seasons with Val Pusteria Wolves and the had spells in Switzerland and Sweden before returning to Britain, joined the Basingstoke Bison.
On April 7, 2008, Thornton was confirmed as the new player/coach of the Belfast Giants, replacing Ed Courtenay.
Thornton has acquired British citizenship.
- Steve Thornton - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- Steve Thornton's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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