Could San Jose Sharks legend Joe Thornton be moving into a management role…in Switzerland?
Thornton, who’s currently training with Swiss league team HC Davos, has reportedly agreed to be the Spengler Cup’s Head of Sports. This has yet to be confirmed by Thornton or Spengler Cup president Marc Gianola though.
He’s believed that Jumbo is still hoping to hook on with an NHL team for his 25th NHL season, and that he will begin the Head of Sports position when his pro playing career is over.
Whatever happens, at least it appears Thornton had some fun seeing former Toronto Maple Leafs teammate Mitch Marner in July!
(H/T Tealtown USA for spotting the Thornton news.)
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Get to know what Kyle Hagel and Louis Mass are bringing to the San Jose Barracuda and get a peek at their personalities on and off the ice. (S.J. Barracuda)
Tech CU Arena is coming along nicely:
—San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) August 4, 2022
AROUND THE NHL…
“I’m excited for this new chapter and I am committed to this team. I’ll give everything I have, on and off the ice.”
HUBY IS HERE TO STAY!
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Forward Anton Blidh signs with the Colorado Avalanche:
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