Another day, another jersey retirement for a San Jose Sharks legend.
On Friday, the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds raised Patrick Marleau’s No. 12 jersey to the rafters.
The next day, the OHL’s Soo Greyhounds retired Joe Thornton’s No. 19 jersey.
Forever etched into Greyhounds history 🔴⚪️@OHLHoundPower legend Joe Thornton – who recently announced his retirement from professional hockey – sees his No. 1⃣9⃣ raised to the rafters at the GFL Memorial Gardens. pic.twitter.com/qwLa8OqHN9
— Ontario Hockey League (@OHLHockey) November 4, 2023
Thornton scored 71 goals and 127 assists in 125 games for Sault Ste. Marie, which led to the Boston Bruins making him the first-overall pick of the 1997 Draft, ahead of, naturally, the San Jose Sharks’ second-overall pick Marleau.
Thornton then went on to a 24-year NHL career, scoring 1,539 points, 12th in NHL history, 1,055 coming with the Sharks. Thornton and Marleau played together in San Jose from 2005 to 2017 and 2019 to 2020.
Thornton officially retired from the NHL last weekend.
AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…
The San Jose Sharks set multiple records last night with their 10-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins… for the wrong reasons.
Is Sharks coach David Quinn’s job in jeopardy? He doesn’t think so.
Here is how Quinn handled practice after San Jose Sharks’ 10-1 loss to Vancouver.
Erik Karlsson had two assists in his first game back in San Jose.
The Sharks have seen Erik Karlsson start off slow with a new team before.
OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
Magnus Chrona made his NHL debut on Saturday.
Magnus Chrona enters the game with 10:33 to go in the second period, making his NHL debut.
He becomes the 37th goaltender in #SJSharks history and is the 17th to make his NHL debut as a member of the Sharks.
— San Jose Sharks PR (@SanJoseSharksPR) November 5, 2023
Is there anything San Jose can fix after their horrific start?
A KHL team has words of encouragement for the Sharks (H/T Nikita Sokolov):
Friends, this happened a year ago. And we were in the playoffs pic.twitter.com/t5W4SC2BHU
— ХК Нефтехимик (@HCNeftekhimik68) November 3, 2023
AROUND THE NHL…
An ex-Blackhawks player, a Black Ace teammate of Kyle Beach, sues the Hawks alleging a 2010 sexual assault https://t.co/XOcYh6wEmV
— Phillip Thompson (@_phil_thompson) November 5, 2023
There was a wild one in Toronto on Hockey Night in Canada.
The Philadelphia Flyers looked exhausted in a 5-0 loss to the visiting (and rested) Kings.
Dylan Larkin’s game-tying goal in the third helped the Detroit Red Wings topple the Boston Bruins in regulation.
The Washington Capitals snapped their losing streak with a win over the Blue Jackets.
Latvian defenseman Uvis Balinskis is fitting in well with the Florida Panthers.
The Oilers were pegged to be a potential Stanley Cup contender, but things already look dire early on this season.
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