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The Toronto Maple Leafs Have Signed Joe Thornton

from the Toronto Maple Leafs,

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed forward Joe Thornton to a one-year contract. The value of the contract is $700,000.

Thornton, 41, skated in 70 regular season games with San Jose last season, registering 31 points (7 goals, 24 assists). In 1,636 career NHL regular season games between the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks, Thornton has recorded 1,509 points (420 goals, 1089 assists) while adding 133 points (31 goals, 102 assists) in 179 playoff games. The six-time All Star captured both the Art Ross Trophy and Hart Memorial Trophy in 2006.


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Paul's avatar

$700K, no bonuses.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/16/20 at 04:02 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

I guess Thornton will be wearing the new turbo powered skates next season…...

Start clearing Yonge Street for the parade….the missing piece is finally in place…..


Posted by Down River Dan on 10/16/20 at 04:12 PM ET

Mr. Fnytelhatt's avatar

I seem to be either too drunk or not drunk enough. Toronto, minimum wage? What the hey is this? Why? TORONTO? Minimum wage? No bonuses? What’s the point of this? Davos made sense, this does not. I need to lie down.

Posted by Mr. Fnytelhatt on 10/16/20 at 05:04 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

It only gets weirder in Laff Land for Losers.

What is in it for Jumbo Joe??  Taxes suck, Salary sucks, City of Toronto Sucks (I am Canadian),  Well at least their average age took a big hit.

But the Leaf fans will rejoice, thinking this is going to put them over the top.  I wonder if they ever thought that it might no be a Stanley Cup.

No offense to Joe, as no one else would offer him anything, $800 K Chump Change.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 10/16/20 at 05:05 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Chokin Joe to a team looking to get past the 1st round, unmmm ok….

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 10/16/20 at 06:52 PM ET

AzWingsFan's avatar

I don’t often see eye to eye with you Murray, but this time I couldn’t have said it better.  Now there is no doubt that Dubas really is a Dumb A**.

Posted by AzWingsFan on 10/16/20 at 11:51 PM ET


It will be fun to watch how he interacts with the most expensive players of his team.

Posted by tutoka from Leelanau Peninsula on 10/17/20 at 06:40 AM ET

topshelf14's avatar

They added Thornton, Simmonds, Spezza, Brodie and Vesey at the cost of Kapanen, Johnsson, Barrie, and Ceci. I like it for them. The Wings always had a strong veteran presence to compliment their youth.  Same for the Lightning, Blues, Capitals, and Penguins more recently.

Posted by topshelf14 from Detroit, MI on 10/18/20 at 07:59 AM ET

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