Joe Thornton Leads Team Canada: In a surprising turn of events, San Jose Sharks icon Joe Thornton, who recently announced his retirement from the NHL, has stepped into a new role. He will be donning the hat of co-general manager for Team Canada in the prestigious Spengler Cup.
As per reports , Thornton will be in charge of critical management duties, including assembling Canada’s roster for this year’s tournament. The announcement came with great anticipation, marking a significant moment for Canadian hockey.
“We are thrilled to introduce our experienced management group, tasked with crafting a staff and roster that aims to bring the Spengler Cup back home for the first time since 2019,” stated Scott Salmond, senior vice-president of hockey operations for Hockey Canada. “Brad, Joe, and Hnat bring a wealth of international experience to our management team, having participated in various events and a combined eight Spengler Cups in both playing and management capacities. We are confident that these three individuals will represent Canada with utmost pride and build a team capable of competing for the championship in Davos.”
The highly anticipated 2023 Spengler Cup is slated to take place from December 26 to 31 in the picturesque locale of Davos, Switzerland. Hockey enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly awaiting this event, which promises intense competition and remarkable displays of skill.