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REPORT: Joe Thornton's NHL career appears to be over

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After 23 incredible seasons in the NHL, it appears that Joe Thornton's career may be coming to an end.

43-year-old Thornton is without a contract for the upcoming 2022-23 season and, according to an Instagram post from his wife Tabea, he won't be returning to the Florida Panthers.

”South Florida, I loved our time together! This break-up hurts and I will miss you,” Tabea wrote on Instagram earlier this week.

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During a brief 34-game stint with the Florida Panthers, Jumbo Joe only put up 5 goals, 10 points in 34 games. Just the year before, he had a very lackluster performance with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2020-21 season.

Thornton will be a future first ballot hall-of-famer, with a very impressive 1539 points in 1714 games.

Since being drafted by Boston back in 1997, Thornton has been one of the NHL's best playmakers.

During his 15-year campaign with the San Jose Sharks, he was a force despite unfortunately never landing his name on the Stanley Cup.

If this truly is the end, it was a pleasure watching you play, best of luck in your retirement Joe.



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