Ex-Bruin Gets A New Job That's Not With The NHL

Published November 1, 2023 at 11:32
Over the weekend, Joe Thornton, a seasoned hockey veteran, retired at the age of 44. However, he swiftly transitioned into a new role within the hockey world.

On Wednesday, reports from TSN's Darren Dreger indicated that Thornton would assume managerial responsibilities, leading Canada's Spengler Cup roster assembly alongside Calgary Flames' assistant general manager, Brad Pascall.

Thornton's proactive move reflects his determination not to stay idle, and this marks a new chapter in his career.

The 2023 Spengler Cup is set to take place from December 26 to December 31 in Davos, Switzerland. Notably, Thornton has ties to Switzerland due to his wife's Swiss roots, making it a familiar destination during offseasons and NHL lockouts.

Canada has an impressive history at the Spengler Cup, with 16 victories, including their most recent win in 2019.

Thornton's exceptional NHL career, spanning 24 years, includes seven all-time assists and twelfth in points. He collected 430 goals in 1,714 career games with the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Florida Panthers.

Moreover, Thornton earned the Hart Trophy and Art Ross Trophy during the 2005-06 season, with two second-team all-star designations.

While his legacy in San Jose is secure, Thornton now looks to add more triumphs in his managerial role with Team Canada.
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