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Boston Bruins legend to have his jeresey retired and we have the details


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Joshua Deeds
July 5, 2024  (11:38)
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Joe Thornton
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Joe Thornton will be honored by his former team, the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center in 2024-2025.

On November 23rd, against the Buffalo Sabres, they will be retiring Jumbo Joe's number in a Jersey Retirement Ceremony.
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Jumbo Joe, a legend in the NHL will be only the 2nd number to have his jersey retired by the Sharks franchise, aside from Patrick Marleau.
#SJSharks will host Joe Thornton's No. 19 Retirement Night on Nov. 23 against the Buffalo Sabres

«It has been an honor and a privilege to play in the National Hockey League for 24 seasons,» said Thornton. «But when I came to San Jose, it felt like I was truly home. I fell in love with the area and the people, and I had the best years of my career wearing the Sharks crest. I want to thank Hasso Plattner, the Sharks organization, my teammates, our fans and especially my family for all their support over my career. I am humbled by this recognition, which is a reflection of all of those great teams we had in San Jose during my time there.»

Thornton led a long and storied career in the NHL after being selected 1st overall in the 1997 NHL Draft.
Thornton would be traded to the San Jose Sharks in 2005 and would begin his legendary career in San Jose attaining the Art Ross and Memorial Trophy in 2006. He would also be selected to 6 NHL All-Star games in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Other major career milestones include:

In 2006-07, Thornton became only the third player in NHL history to have back-to-back 90-plus assist seasons (96 in 2005-06, 92 in 2006-07), joining only Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.
1,000th NHL Game – Oct. 21, 2011 at New Jersey
1,000th NHL Point – April 8, 2011 at Arizona
1,000th NHL Assist – March 6, 2017 at Winnipeg
1,500th NHL Game – Nov. 8, 2018 at Dallas
400th NHL Goal – Nov. 13, 2018 vs. Nashville
1,000th Game as a Shark – Jan. 15, 2019 vs. Pittsburgh
1,500th NHL Point – Feb. 4, 2020 at Calgary
Became the first set of teammates (Marleau) in NHL history to play in the same game having both played in 1,600 regular-season games, Dec .12, 2019 vs NY Rangers
On Jan. 2, 2020 at Pittsburgh, Thornton and Marleau became the 13th and 14th players in NHL history (along with Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara) to play at least one game in four decades.
One of five NHL players to lead the League in assists for three consecutive seasons (Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Stan Mikita and Henrik Sedin).

It seems like something the Bruins should consider doing for the NHL Legend.
Source: NHL
San Jose Sharks legend Joe Thornton will have his #19 retired at SAP Center in the 2024-25 season
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