Report: Leafs interested in Sharks’ Thornton

Joe Thornton (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly interested in San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton.

According to Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, the Leafs are one of at least six teams that have shown interest in the 34-year-old centreman.

Thornton, from St. Thomas, Ont., has 1,194 points in 1,207 regular season NHL games and earned both the Art Ross and Hart Memorial trophies in 2005-06. He was drafted first overall by the Boston Bruins in 1997.

Thornton signed a three-year, $20.25 million contract extension with the Sharks on Jan. 24 that includes a no-movement clause, according to

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