Joe Thornton began to play for the St. Thomas Voyagers’ AA hockey team. The team won the Ontario Minor Hockey Association tournament through the 1992-1993 season. While with the Greyhounds, he earned the Rookie of the Year honour. Upon entering the NHL Entry Draft in 1997, Thornton was chosen as the first overall pick from the Boston Bruins. Thornton remained together with the team until 2005. Joe was one of the key player for the Bruins. Other teams that Thornton played such as HC Davos and San Jose Sharks. Joseph Eric Thornton was born on July 2, 1979 in London, Ontario, Canada. Thornton is wed to Tabea Pfendsack and has two children.