Joe Thornton : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Contract and Salary

Joe Thornton is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Florida Panthers know all about him in this article as like Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Contract and Salary

Joe Thornton : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Contract and Salary
Joe Thornton
  Bio
Name Joe Thornton
Birthdate ( Age) 2 July 1979 
Place of Birth London, Canada
Nationality Canadian 
Marital Status  Married
Wife/Partner Tabea Pfendsack (m. 2009)
Children 2
Father Wayne Thornton
Mother Mary Thornton
Profession Canadian professional ice hockey centre
Net Worth  $60 Million
Last Update August 2021

Joseph Eric Thornton is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Florida Panthers. He previously played for the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). 

He is widely regarded as one of the best passers of all-time, and is one of only 13 players in history with 1,000 NHL assists.His nickname "Jumbo Joe" is a nod to his large stature and to Jumbo the elephant who once performed in St. Thomas, Ontario, where Thornton was raised.

Early Life and Family

Joe Thornton was Born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Thornton became a naturalized American citizen in July 2009 at a ceremony in Campbell, California, a suburb of San Jose he later also received a Swiss passport.Joe and former Sharks teammate Scott Thornton are first cousins.Thornton grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown of St. ThomasOntario, for the St. Thomas Travellers.

Joe Thornton Wife

Thornton is married to Tabea Pfendsack, whom he met while playing in Switzerland during the 2004–05 NHL lockout.The couple has a daughter and a son.

Joe Thornton Net Worth

Joe Thornton is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Florida Panthers who has an estimated Net Worth of between  $60 Million in 2021. The earnings listed mainly come from her salary and brand endorsements.

Career and Contract

Joe Thornton was selected as the first overall pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. On 3rd December 1997, he scored his first goal in a 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. In his 55 games as a rookie, he scored three goals and seven points.Over the next seasons, he continued to improve his performance, and in the 2002-03 season, he was named the captain of the team, succeeding Jason Allison as he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. In his first season as a captain, Thornton recorded 68 points in 66 games.

His performance improved in the following season. He recorded a career high of 36 goals and 65 assists. In the 2003-04 campaign, he had a fight with New York Rangers centre Eric Lindros, which resulted in a fracture in his right cheekbone. This kept him out for three games, and his productivity also declined to 73 points in 77 games.In November 2005, he was traded to the San Jose Sharks in a four-player deal. He made a total of 92 points in 58 games with the Sharks. 

He finished the season with 96 assists and 125 points, earning the Art Ross Trophy as the top scorer of the league. This made him the first player to win the award while splitting the season between two teams.He eventually signed a three-year contract extension worth $21.6 million which kept him with the San Jose Sharks. He finished the 2007-08 season with 96 points, which included 29 goals and 67 assists.

Thornton was named the captain of the Western Conference for the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal in 2008-09. He completed the season with a total of 86 points.
During the 2009-10 season, the Sharks entered the 2010 playoffs. After advancing past Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings in the first two rounds, the Sharks were eliminated after a match with the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Finals. He finished the playoffs with a career-high 12 points in 15 games. He signed a three-year $21 million contract extension with the Sharks shortly after.

In January 2014, he again signed a three-year contract extension through to the 2017 season. His performance continued to improve over the next few years. On 6th March 2017, in a game against the Winnipeg Jets, Thornton recorded his 1000th NHF assist. It made him the 13th player in NHL history to reach the milestone.

Toronto Maple Leafs -- With the 2020–21 NHL season delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Thornton returned to HC Davos of the National League on October 15, 2020, for a third stint. Having held Swiss citizenship since 2019, he did not count against the import limit.

On October 16, 2020, Thornton signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.On December 14, 2020, Thornton left Davos to return to Toronto for the start of training camp.On January 16, 2021, Thornton scored his first goal as a Maple Leaf.

On January 22, 2021, Thornton suffered a fractured rib injury after getting hit by Edmonton Oilers forward Josh Archibald. Thornton returned to the lineup on February 27th, recording 20 points in 44 games.Thornton scored one goal in the Maple Leafs seven-game series loss to the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Florida Panthers -- On August 13, 2021, Thornton returned for his 24th NHL season, signing a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers.