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Former Leaf and Future Hall-of-Famer to receive special honour


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Julien Trekker
August 9, 2023  (12:20)
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Even though he was a Toronto Maple Leaf for a short time, Joe Thornton played a significant role in the development of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and William Nylander.

His leadership and tenacity made him a great example to follow.
Now that he's retired, an official announcement has been made concerning Jumbo Joe.

Major Announcement

His junior team in Sault Ste. Marie has decided to retire Joe Thornton's number 19.
You'll be able to watch the ceremony on November 4th.
Going back to his junior days, Thornton played two years for the Soo Greyhounds, scoring 198 points in 125 games.
He will join Adam Foote (#5), Wayne Gretzky (#99), Ron Francis (#10), Craig Hartsburg (#4), and John Vanbiesbrouck (#1) in the rafters of the GFL Memorial Gardens.

His Legacy

In the NHL, Thornton had an illustrious career. In 1,714 games, he scored 430 goals and 1,109 assists, for a total of 1,539 points. He played for the Bruins, the Sharks, the Maple Leafs, and the Panthers.
He won the Art Ross and the Hart Memorial trophies in 2005-06, but never won a Stanley Cup, despite scoring 125 points in 144 playoff games spread across 19 runs.
This honor is well-deserved for the former Leaf!
As seen on Maple Leafs Daily -
Future Hall-of-Famer and former Maple Leaf will receive incredible honour this season
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