Scott Thornton (ice hockey)
January 9, 1971 |
London, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)|
|Played for||Toronto Maple Leafs
San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||3rd overall, 1989
Toronto Maple Leafs
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.
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.
|1986–87||London Nationals Jr.B.||OHA||45||16||19||35||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|1992–93||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||58||23||27||50||102||16||1||2||3||35|
|1993–94||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||2||1||1||2||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
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