San Jose Sharks’ center Joe Thornton has long been synonymous with his historic beard. But as of Saturday, the legendary beard is no more.
We are all waiting for the San Jose Sharks and the NHL to play games, along with the NBA, MLB, BPL, MLS, PGA, WTA, and NASCAR. Meanwhile, players are competing in eSports and some unusual activities. But never fear, Joe Thornton is here, and his beard is not.
Thanks to his daughter’s magical powers, “poof” went Sharks center “Jumbo” Joe Thornton’s iconic beard.
Since San Jose acquired Thornton in 2005, he has been one of the best Sharks. Although Thornton owns several records in Sharks history, he will also be remembered for his fun side.
Thornton has had such a tremendous career with the Sharks, and coincidentally, his best NHL season was the one in which he was traded to San Jose.
In 2005-06, Thornton became the only NHL player ever to play with two teams in the same season that he won the Hart Memorial Trophy. He also won the Art Ross Trophy with 125 points, the second-most points of any Art Ross winner since 2000.
Some people enjoy reading about Thornton’s accolades, but many more people enjoy the fun side of Thornton’s career.
Thornton and Brent Burns were letting everything fly in the wind, as they created many laughs for their ESPN The Magazine’s 2017 Body Issue shoot.
Joe Thornton has filmed a commercial with a ventriloquist dummy.
Joe Thornton has used a plunger to promote his “beard”-tastic fighting bobblehead.
And Joe Thornton has been a lousy mailman.
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As the Sharks commercial says, “he delivers in the playoffs.”
San Jose Sharks great and six-time All-Star Joe Thornton has 17 years of playoff experience during his lengthy career.
The No. 1 overall draft pick in 1997 out of London, Ontario has played the 40th-most playoff games in NHL history. He ranks third in playoff assists, fourth in playoff points and eighth in playoff goals created among active NHL players.
Thornton, who turns 41 on July 2nd, played on a one-year, $2 million contract for the 2019-20 season. The Sharks have yet to sign him to a contract for the upcoming season.
In the twilight of his career, he will not be the force he once was, but 2020-21 would be fun if the Sharks want to have one last farewell for one of their best of all-time.