Scott Thornton (ice hockey)
Scott Christopher Thornton (born January 9, 1971) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey winger who played in the National Hockey League. Scott and former Sharks teammate Joe Thornton are first cousins.
January 9, 1971|
London, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs|
San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles Kings
3rd overall, 1989|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Thornton was drafted in the first round (third 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, Montreal 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. During the 2006–07 season, Thornton was placed on injured reserve due to a wrist injury and missed 23 games as a result.
Thornton announced his retirement on July 28, 2008. He currently resides in Collingwood, Ontario.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- Pyette, Ryan (December 10, 2005). "Sharks' Scott Thornton has cousin Joe along for the ride". canoe.com. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
- "Sharks drop Scott Thornton". cbc.ca. June 21, 2006. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
- Elliott, Helene (July 2, 2006). "Blake to Return to the Kings". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
The Kings also committed $3 million over two years to left wing Scott Thornton
- "KINGS ACTIVATE SCOTT THORNTON FROM IR". NHL.com. February 23, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
- "Scott Thornton # - LW/C". TSN. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter