Ex-Boston Bruin Making His Return To The NHL

Published October 14, 2023 at 6:41 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
Despite a full hiatus in the 2022-23 season, former Boston Bruins player and future Hall-of-Famer Joe Thornton appears far from retiring from the game.

San Jose Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro, in an interview with Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, revealed that Thornton, at 44 years old, still holds a passion for the sport. Ferraro noted, "He's on the ice all the time. He's never officially retired," and suggested that Thornton may not be ready to hang up his skates just yet.

Thornton's last NHL action was in the 2021-22 season, featuring in 34 games for the Florida Panthers and accumulating ten points (five goals, five assists).

While the likelihood of an NHL team signing Joe Thornton appears low due to his extended absence since May 23, 2022, Thornton's strong connection with Swiss club HC Davos could make them a potential destination if he opts to continue his professional career.


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