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Thornton signs two-year extension with Sharks

The Associated Press
| Friday, November 14, 2003 12:00 a.m

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Left wing Scott Thornton agreed to a two-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.

Thornton, an eight-year veteran, has nine points and 30 penalty minutes this season.

“He’s an important part of this team in the present and the future, not only with his skating and physical presence but he’s taken on a leadership role,” Sharks GM Doug Wilson said. “I don’t want to say he is just scratching the surface, because he’s had some pretty good years, but there is another level to his game.”

Thornton played in his 700th NHL game Tuesday against Colorado. He has 113 goals, 225 points and 1,197 penalty minutes in his career.

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