Scott Thornton (ice hockey)

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Scott Thornton
Scott Thornton.jpg
Born (1971-01-09) January 9, 1971 (age 43)
London, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Edmonton Oilers
Montreal Canadiens
Dallas Stars
San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles Kings
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1989
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1990–2008

Scott Christopher Thornton (born January 9, 1971) is a retired professional ice hockey winger who played in the National Hockey League. Scott and former Sharks teammate Joe Thornton are first cousins, but neither are related to Shawn Thornton, who currently plays for the Panthers.

Playing career[edit]

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. He 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 $3.42 million contract extension in the 2003–04 season. The first season of the extension coincided with the 2004–05 NHL lockout, and after the second year, Thornton became an unrestricted free agent when the Sharks declined to pick up the one-year team option in his contract. On July 1, 2006, he signed a 2 year, $3 million contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

Thornton announced his retirement on July 28, 2008. He currently resides in Collingwood, Ontario.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 London Sabres OMHA 55 36 29 65 22
1986–87 London Nationals Jr.B. OHA 45 16 19 35 38
1987–88 Belleville Bulls OHL 62 11 19 30 54 6 0 1 1 2
1988–89 Belleville Bulls OHL 59 28 34 62 103 5 1 1 2 6
1989–90 Belleville Bulls OHL 47 21 28 49 91 11 2 10 12 15
1990–91 Belleville Bulls OHL 3 2 1 3 2 6 0 7 7 14
1990–91 Newmarket Saints AHL 5 1 0 1 4
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 33 1 3 4 30
1991–92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 49 9 14 23 40 5 1 0 1 8
1991–92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 15 0 1 1 43 1 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 58 23 27 50 102 16 1 2 3 35
1992–93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 9 0 1 1 0
1993–94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 2 1 1 2 31
1993–94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 61 4 7 11 104
1994–95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 47 10 12 22 89
1995–96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 77 9 9 18 149
1996–97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 73 10 10 20 128 5 1 0 1 2
1997–98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 67 6 9 15 158 9 0 2 2 10
1998–99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 47 7 4 11 87
1999–00 Dallas Stars NHL 30 6 3 9 38 23 2 7 9 38
1999–00 Montreal Canadiens NHL 35 2 3 5 70
2000–01 San Jose Sharks NHL 73 19 17 36 114 6 3 0 3 8
2001–02 San Jose Sharks NHL 77 26 16 42 116 12 3 3 6 6
2002–03 San Jose Sharks NHL 41 9 12 21 41
2003–04 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 13 14 27 84 12 2 2 4 22
2004–05 Södertälje SK SEL 12 2 5 7 10 10 0 3 3 27
2005–06 San Jose Sharks NHL 71 10 11 21 84 11 2 0 2 6
2006–07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 58 7 6 13 85
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 47 5 3 8 39
NHL totals 941 144 141 285 1459 79 13 14 27 82

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Preceded by
Scott Pearson
Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
1989
Succeeded by
Rob Pearson