Shirtless Retirement Announcement Video From 24-Year NHL Veteran

Published October 29, 2023 at 11:50

After an impressive 24 seasons in the NHL, Joe Thornton has decided to retire. His journey began when he was selected as the first overall pick by the Boston Bruins in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Thornton spent seven seasons with the Bruins, even earning the Captain's role during his tenure.

During the 2005-2006 season, Thornton made history by splitting his time between the Boston Bruins and the San Jose Sharks, winning both the Art Ross and Hart Trophies.

At the age of 44, Joe Thornton officially closed the chapter on his NHL career, which included playing for the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Florida Panthers. He leaves a remarkable legacy, having played an astonishing 1,714 NHL games, amassing 430 goals and 1,109 assists, totaling 1,539 points.

In characteristic style, Thornton announced his retirement in a bold and memorable manner. His departure from the NHL marks the end of an exciting and unforgettable career.
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Shirtless Retirement Announcement Video From 24-Year NHL Veteran

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