Boston Bruins: Top 20 Goal Scorers in Franchise History

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Oct 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

#20 – Joe Thornton – 169 Goals – 532 Games Played – 0.32 Goals Per Game

Joe Thornton will forever live in infamy in Boston Bruins history as one of the biggest name players to be traded in the history of the franchise. While he became known for his slick passing ability and hard hitting style of hockey, Thornton has also made a name for himself as a goal scorer throughout his career which started in Boston for 532 games. His 169 goals in that time span gives him an average of 0.32 goals per game and earned him a spot in the top 20 Bruins goal scorers of all time.

After being moved to the San Jose Shark in one of the most shocking trades in Bruins history, Joe Thornton has continued to wreak havoc on opposing defenders and netminders with his creativity and size. Joe Thornton has put up a total of 193 goals and 629 assists for 822 points in only 783 games as a member of the San Jose Sharks, proving that he can get the job done, regardless of the team he plays for.

Pro-rating his 532 games played as a member of the Boston Bruins into 82 game seasons would give Thornton an average of roughly 26 goals per season as a member of the Boston Bruins.

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