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Thornton, Joe
San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton became the fourth consecutive first-time Art Ross Trophy winner following the 2005-06 NHL season. In the process, he also became the first Sharks player to lead the NHL in scoring, after a November 30th trade from Boston. Thornton topped the NHL scoring charts with 125 points, including 92 points in 58 games following the trade. The 1st Team All-Star and Hart Trophy winner as NHL most valuable player would also record 29 goals and teamed with Jonathan Cheechoo, the NHL goal scoring leader, to become the first teammates since Milan Hejduk and Peter Forsberg in 2003 to accomplish the feat. Thornton's 125 points also set a new record for the highest total recorded by a player that played for two teams in the same season.

Thornton, Joe