|Name||Joseph Eric Thornton|
|Birth Date||2 July 1979|
|Birth Place||London, Canada|
|Profession||Professional Ice Hockey Player|
|Net Worth||$60 million|
|Last Updated||May 2022|
Joseph Eric Thornton aka Joe Thornton is an ice hockey professional, playing as a center for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. Besides playing for the Panthers, he was also a part of the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks, and Toronto Maple Leafs. In the 1997 NHL Draft, Thornton was selected the 1st overall by the Boston Bruins. He played with the Bruins as their captain three times and during the 2005-06 season, he was traded to the Sharks. He won the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Art Ross Trophy for being the league’s leading point scorer and the most valuable player.
Among the 14 seasons he played with the Sharks, he captained the team in four seasons and went to the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals. Joe Thornton is often considered the league’s premier top-line center. He is one of the 13 players in NHL history with 1000 assists. He is nicknamed Jumbo Joe and is widely known for his puck control and play style. Currently, this 42-year-old player has a net worth of $60 million as of 2022. He is married to Tabea Pfendsack and is the father of two children.
Joe Thornton Net Worth (2022)
Joe Thornton is said to carry a net worth of $60 million as of 2022. He signed a 1-year contract with the Florida Panthers worth $750,000, including $750,000 guaranteed with an annual average salary of $750,000, as mentioned on spotrac.com. The veteran center is one of the last active players of the four major North American sports leagues who played in the 1990s, with Thornton standing as the earliest drafted 1st-overall selection who is still playing.
Joe Thornton NHL Career
From 1995 to ’96, Joe Thornton began a 2-year career with the Greyhounds of the OHL where he scored 76 points season in his first year and earned the OHL and CHL Rookie of the Year Award. The following season his plays resulted in 41 goals and 122 points getting 2nd overall in League scoring and also became the OHL Second All-Star Team.
He scored his first NHL goal in December 1997 as a Bruins against the Philadelphia Flyers in a 3-0 win. He got his first 100-point season with 36 goals and 65 assists, ranking 3rd in NHL point-scoring. On March 30, 2006, Thornton scored 92 points in 58 games as a part of the San Jose Sharks. He won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer with a leading 96 assists, and 125 points.
During his regular-season plays, he won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the play MVP. At the end of the 2013-14 season, he ranked 46th as an all-time point leader and 24th among the all-time assist leaders in NHL. Thornton recorded his 1000th NHL assist and became the 13th player in NHL history to reach the milestone on March 6, 2017. On January 16, 2021, he scored his first goal as a Leaf and later returned for his 24th NHL season to the Florida Panthers.
Joe Thornton Endorsements
Joe Thornton signed his first entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins worth $20 million followed by his San Jose Sharks deal of $21.6 million in July 2007. He further signed a $700,000 deal for 1-year with the Toronto Maple Leafs and finally a $750,000 1-year deal with the Florida Panthers. Endorsements with companies or any sponsorship deals are not revealed as of now. Joe Thornton’s income source mainly rises from his various extraordinary NHL plays. And he still continues to be on ice now.
Joe Thornton Wife
Joe Thornton is married to Tabea Pfendsack. Before tying the knot the couple dated for some time. They met when Thornton was playing in Switzerland during the 2004-05 NHL lockout. Thornton and Tabea got married on June 26, 2009, after four years of dating. The couple has two lovely children, a daughter, and a son. Their daughter is named Alya and their son River was born in 2010 and 2013 respectively.
Q. What is Joe Thornton’s age?
Joe Thornton is 42 years old.
Q. Has Joe Thornton retired?
No, he has not retired yet. Though he is unsure of his return to NHL for his 25th season.
Q. Which team drafted Joe Thornton?
In the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, the Boston Bruins drafted Joe Thornton.
Q. What is Joe Thornton’s net worth?
As of 2022, Joe Thornton has a net worth of $60 million.