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Cool Dad Job: NHL Player

Cool Dad Vibe: Overgrown Kid

Cool Dad Bona Fides: Joe Thornton is a damn good hockey player and he has been for a long time. Thornton was the first overall pick in the 1997 NHL draft and has been a mainstay of the league, leading in points and winning the MVP, ever since. Jumbo Joe will begin next season as a 39-year-old center and the alternate captain for the San Jose Sharks. His legacy secure, Thornton has gotten weirder, growing a huge beard, refusing to wear a shirt, and making jokes during press conferences. He clearly enjoys what he does and his enthusiasm makes him the NHL’s most likeable character. Off the ice, he spends his time entertaining his wife and two kids, an eight year-old daughter Ayla and a five year-old son, River.