The San Jose Sharks were left with a tough decision at the end of the 2016-17 season, as veterans Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau were heading into the offseason without contracts. Ultimately, the Sharks decided to go with Thornton and signed the 38-year-old to a 1-year, $8 million contract.
On Monday, Thornton was back on the ice, only it wasn’t with the Sharks.
The 2006 Hart Memorial Trophy and Art Ross Trophy winner was back on the ice in Switzerland with members of HC Davos and joined them in their off-season workout.
Thornton played for HC Davos during the NHL lockout in 2004-05 and during the shortened season in 2012-13, and scored 22 goals and finished with 90 points in 73 games while totaling 123 penalty minutes.