The Maple Leafs have announced the signing of the forward. Thornton will play for HC Davos until the NHL resumes.
Joe Thornton will have another season in the NHL. The 41-year-old Canadian has signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. There he will earn $ 700,000, which is the NHL minimum wage.
Thornton wore the San Jose Sharks jersey since 2006. He has completed 1636 regular season games in the NHL and collected 1509 scorer points.
The number 1 pick from 1997 can currently be admired on Swiss ice. Because the season of the NHL will not start until next year due to the corona pandemic, Thornton is on duty for HC Davos.
The striker, who is playing for Graubünden for the third time, will play for the first time on Saturday in the game against the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers. Because he has a Swiss passport, Thornton does not burden the HCD’s foreign contingent.