St. Thomas native Joe Thornton becomes oldest forward in Leafs history to score a goal
Published Monday, January 18, 2021 8:27AM EST
LONDON ONT -- Saturday night ‘Jumbo Joe’ got his first goal as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs the Ottawa Senators, making him the oldest forward to ever score a goal for the leafs
While he’s the oldest forward to ever score in a Maple Leafs jersey, he’s not the oldest player to score a goal in team history as defenceman Allan Stanley holds that record at 41.
Through his career, Thornton has been one of the best in the game. He has been the league’s leading scorer and MVP, winning the World Cup and Olympic gold.
Thornton has played in 1,639 career games and he’s got 1,511 points, ranking him 14th all time in NHL scoring.