Thornton traded to Sharks for three players

Updated: December 1, 2005, 8:16 PM ET
Associated Press

The San Jose Sharks acquired star center Joe Thornton from the Boston Bruins for three players Wednesday night in a trade between two last-place franchises desperate to shake up their dismal seasons.

San Jose sent forwards Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau and defenseman Brad Stuart to the Bruins, sacrificing three members of their young core for Thornton, a probable 2006 Canadian Olympian and three-time All-Star considered one of the NHL's top power forwards.

Thornton was stunned ...

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