Joe Thornton Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Joe Thornton Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth
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Growing up playing minor hockey in his hometown of St. Thomas, Ontario, Joe Thornton always dreamt to make it in NHL. His love for the game was evident early on to his family and even to agents. Joe was noticeable from an early age and just at the age of 12, agents called his house talking about him.

But it wasn’t until he got drafted in OHL that Joe Thornton solely started focusing on hockey. His journey to playing NHL games began in 1997 after being drafted by Boston Bruins in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Joe currently plays for the Florida Panthers of NHL in the center position. 

Joe Thornton Wife

Joe Thornton is happily married to his girlfriend turned wife Tabea Pfendsack. His wife Tabea is a writer, author, and businesswoman from Switzerland.

The duo first met in Switzerland back in the year 2004/2005. In the meantime, Joe was there in Switzerland for NHL Lockout. Their encounter soon turned into a romantic adventure. While in Switzerland, the pair often used to meet at the bar managed by Tabea.

Their love life soon flourished and after dating for nearly 4 years, the pair tied the wedding knot on 26th June 2009 in Switzerland.

Joe Thornton Children

Joe Thornton and his wife Tabea are parents to 2 children. The duo first welcomed their daughter Alya Thornton on 14th July 2010. Three years later, Alya was joined by her baby brother and her parent's second child. Their son River Thorn was born on 6th June 2013.

Joe Thornton Parents

Joe Thornton is the youngest child of his parents Wayne Thornton and Mary Thornton. He has two older brothers as siblings namely Alex Thronton and John Thornton. Alex is the oldest one among the Thornton siblings who is 8 years senior to Joe and his other brother John is 3 years senior to Joe.

Having a pair of older brothers drove Joe to succeed. During their childhood, even when neighborhood kids weren’t available to play, all the 3 Thornton brothers would find a way to stay busy. From a very young age, Joe wanted to keep up with his 2 older brothers, and growing up in Canada all they’d play would be hockey.

Joe Thornton Net Worth & Salary

Starting as a minor hockey player to paving his way as Ontario Hockey League (OHL) player and National Hockey League (NHL) player Joe Thornton has managed to amass a net worth of about $60 million. 

Joe Thronton has signed a $750,000 contract with Florida Panthers on 13th August 2021. In his 21-year-long career, Joe has played for Canada’s national under-20 team and various NHL teams like Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Florida Panthers.

Short Wiki

  • Joe Thornton was born on 2nd July 1979 in St. Thomas, Ontario with the birth name Joseph Eric Thornton.

  • Joe Thornton grew up in a middle-class family in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

  • Joe Thornton holds Canadian nationality by birth but in July 2009, Joe also became an American citizen at a naturalization ceremony held in Campbell. Moreover, Joe also received a Swiss passport while reviving in the Swiss Ice Hockey League.

  • As for the height of Joe Thronton, he is 6 feet and 4 inches tall (193cm) and his listed weight is 250 lbs (113 kg).

  • Joe Thornton celebrates his birthday on 2nd July so, his zodiac sign is Cancer.