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Maple Leafs Sign Joe Thornton

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed striker Joe Thornton to a one-year contract. The value of the contract is $ 700,000.

Thornton, 41, skated in 70 regular season games with San Jose last season and recorded 31 points (7 goals, 24 assists). In 1,636 career NHL regular season games between the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks, Thornton has recorded 1,509 points (420 goals, 1089 assists), while adding 133 points (31 goals, 102 assists) in 179 playoff games. The six-time All Star won both the Art Ross Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2006.

Internationally, the natives of London, Ontario have represented Canada several times and won an Olympic gold medal (201

0), two world championships with gold (2004, 2016), a gold medal at the 1997 IIHF World Jr. Championships and a Spengler Cup with Davos in 2005.

Thornton was originally drafted by the Soo Greyhounds (OHL) of the Boston Bruins with the first overall pick in the 1997 NHL Draft.

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