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Ex-Sharks coach Peter DeBoer tells great Joe Thornton leadership story

Joe Thornton is one of the most-beloved Sharks of all time, spending the past 15 years making the crowds roar at SAP Center.

Former head coach Peter DeBoer, now the bench boss for the Vegas Golden Knights, recently told a great story during a panel for the NHL Coaches' Association's Global Coaches' Clinic that perfectly exemplifies the leader Thornton has been over his decade-plus in San Jose (h/t The Athletic).

"Game 7 against Vegas last year, we’re down 3-0 and we get a five-minute power play," DeBoer said. "We go out and score four goals on the power play and win in (overtime).