Latest Joe Thornton News

Tavares to Leafs, moves out West shift NHL balance of power

Jul. 3, 2018 4:34 AM EDT

Several signings and one big trade drastically shifted the balance of power across the NHL in a matter of days. With John Tavares going home to Toronto, Paul Stastny leaving Winnipeg for Vegas, St. Louis signing three free agents and trading for Ryan O'Reilly, the landscape of the league has changed. The...

Sharks re-sign forwards Joe Thornton, Tomas Hertl

Jul. 2, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton talked to several teams last summer when he made his first trip to the free-agent market before ultimately deciding to return to San Jose on a one-year deal. This time there was never any doubt. "Obviously there were some teams calling, but I told my agent/brother let's...

Sharks sign Couture to extension, miss out on Tavares

Jul. 1, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Having missed out on the biggest prize on the free-agent market, the San Jose Sharks are now content to wait and use their ample salary cap space to acquire a difference maker in a trade if one becomes available. The free agency period opened Sunday with star center John Tavares...

AP source: Couture agrees to 8-year extension with Sharks

Jun. 30, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Logan Couture agreed to a $64 million, eight-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person told The Associated Press that the deal will become official as soon as Sunday, when Couture is eligible to sign the...

Tavares and who else? Top names to watch in NHL free agency

Jun. 29, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

The NHL's best rarely make it to free agency. Teams tend to re-sign their top players, keeping them off the market and on their rosters. That leaves a slew of solid veterans and journeymen available to the highest bidders trying to find a forward to play on a second or third line, a defenseman to be in a second...