Why did Thornton leave the Sharks?

Why did Thornton leave the Sharks?

Thornton, after 15 seasons in San Jose, left the Sharks to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs in free agency on a one-year contract. He told reporters Sunday that leaving San Jose for Toronto was “the hardest hockey decision I’ve ever had to make.” Luckily, he had another Bay Area legend ease his mind.

Who did the Sharks trade for Joe Thornton?

But on Nov 30, 2005, a trade stunned the league, as Joe Thornton was shipped to the San Jose Sharks for Macro Sturm, Wayne Primeau, and Brad Stuart. At the time, no one knew the magnitude this trade would have on hockey history.

When did Thornton leave the Sharks?

He was selected first overall by the Bruins in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play seven seasons with the club, three as its captain. During the 2005–06 season, he was traded to the Sharks….

Joe Thornton
National team Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1997 Boston Bruins
Playing career 1997–present

Why do they call Joe Thornton jumbo?

You might think Joe Thornton earned the nickname “Jumbo Joe” for his 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame, and that is certainly part of it. It also comes from the fact he is from St. Thomas, Ontario, where a circus elephant named Jumbo was hit by a train and killed.

Is Joe Thornton still on the Sharks?

Former San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton’s career may be over. Or not. The four-time All-Star center, who played 1,104 games for the Sharks from 2005 through 2020, said Wednesday that he has not decided whether to retire or continue playing.

What is Patrick Marleau doing now?

After two seasons with Toronto, he returned to San Jose in 2019, and was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins before the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. After failing to win a Stanley Cup, Marleau returned to the Sharks as a free agent for the 2020–21 season.

Why did the Bruins get rid of Joe Thornton?

Stuck at the bottom of the league standings, the Boston brass felt that Thornton was not the kind of a player/leader they could build their team around, and sought to shake things up. Sharks GM Doug Wilson was more than happy to oblige.

Has Thornton won a Stanley Cup?

“Everything is about ultimately winning the Stanley Cup and the Panthers are right there in my opinion,” he said at the time. It now looks as though Thornton will retire without capturing an NHL title. Thornton played in one Stanley Cup final in 2015-2016, eventually losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.

Where is Patrick Marleau?

Has Thornton ever won a Stanley Cup?

Will Marleau retire?

2022Patrick Marleau / Career end

Where is Patrick Marlow?

Why did Boston trade Ken Dryden?

Ken Dryden drafted, traded and the trade return to Boston Nice pick. He was 16 years old. Icehockeyfandom.com writes that Dryden, “refused to report to the Bruins in 1964” resulting in them trading him to Montreal.

What did Boston get for Thornton?

2005: In a trade that alters two franchises, the Boston Bruins send their captain, center Joe Thornton, to the San Jose Sharks for forwards Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau, and defenseman Brad Stuart.