Sharks re-sign Joe Thornton to one-year contract

Joe-Thornton.-(Marcio-Jose-Sanchez/AP)

Joe Thornton. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed centre Joe Thornton to a one-year contract.

The team announced the deal on Thornton’s 39th birthday Monday. Thornton tested the free agent market last summer before returning to San Jose on a one-year, $8 million deal but was intent the whole time this year on staying with the Sharks.

The move to bring back Thornton comes a day after the Sharks lost out on getting John Tavares as their top-line centre. Tavares signed a $77 million, seven-year deal with Toronto instead.

Thornton was performing at a high level before tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee in January. Thornton had a similar injury to his left knee late last season and played four playoff games before off-season surgery but wasn’t able to make it back this year.

He had 13 goals and 23 assists in 47 games last season.

July 2, 2018

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Joe Thornton
Left Wing
AGE: 42

SIGNED BY
San Jose Sharks
LENGTH
1 yr
CONTRACT TYPE
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT
$5 milllion
TOTAL
$5 milllion

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