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Longtime Sharks center Joe Thornton to pursue Stanley Cup with Maple Leafs

Joe Thornton‘s star-studded career is a Stanley Cup.

Toronto Maple Leafs, signing a one-year deal Friday at the NHL minimum salary of $700,000 after spending 15 years with the San Jose Sharks.

Pittsburgh Penguins in the final. But the Sharks had the bottom drop out last season after reaching the conference final in 2018-19.

Thornton, a native of Ontario and former league MVP, is the NHL’s leading active scorer, ranking 14th all-time with 1,509 points. But with 31 points last season, the playmaking center will have a depth role in Toronto.

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Zach Bogosian and forwards Jimmy Vesey and Wayne Simmonds.

Brent Burns tweeted that the Maple Leafs have “a great one coming” to their team.

Auston Matthews (2016), John Tavares (2009) and Thornton (1997).

Boston Bruins and traded to Sharks in 2005-06, is entering his 23rd season. 

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