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Leafs target Joe Thornton signs with HC Davos

After weeks of anticipation, Joe Thornton has signed with a pro hockey team! It’s just not with the Leafs or the Sharks.

Throughout the offseason, Thornton has been training in Switzerland where he lives with his family. Given that it has been over seven months since he last played an NHL game and he has intentions of returning for another year, it makes sense why he’s chosen to play in the National League.

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It’s not Thornton’s first time suiting up for HC Davos as he’s played for the team during both the 2004 and 2012 lockouts. He’s recorded a combined 22 goals, 68 assists, and 90 points in 73 games.

In 70 games last season with the Sharks, he recorded seven goals, 24 assists, and 31 points.

Toronto is tight on cap space at the time of writing this post, so signing Thornton likely means someone else will be on the move in the coming days/weeks.

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