Sharks re-sign Joe Thornton to one-year contract


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


Joe Thornton

San Jose Sharks
1 yr
$5 milllion
$5 milllion

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