Sunrise, Florida. The striker dreamed of winning the Stanley Cup for the first time Joe Thornton Take him to Florida.
Thornton, 42, signed a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers on Friday on the cusp of his 24th year in the NHL.
According to CapFri Friendly.com, the agreement is worth $750,000.
Thornton, who will wear the colors of a fourth NHL team, collected 1,529 career points, the highest total for any active player on the Pittman Tour.
The veteran ranks 14th in league history in points and 13 players before him have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
“With over 1,600 games being played in the NHL, Joe will bring a lot of experience to our dressing and training room,” said Bill Zito, Panthers general manager. His desire to succeed is unmistakable and we are delighted that he has chosen to sign a contract with our team and that he believes in what we are building here. “
Thonrton has accomplished everything in hockey except winning the Stanley Cup. He reached the final once, in 2016, when the San Jose Sharks lost in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Thornton won an Olympic gold medal with Canada in 2010 and was also named NHL Player of the Year in 2005-06, when he finished top scorer.
Thornton was first selected in the 1997 draft and began his eight-season playing career with the Boston Bruins. He then spent 15 years with the Sharks before joining the Toronto Maple Leafs last season.
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