Scott Thornton (born January 9, 1971 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey winger.
Thornton was drafted in the first round (3rd overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He played thirty-three games for the team his rookie season, accumulating one goal and three assists. He currently plays left wing for the San Jose Sharks. He was signed by San Jose as a free agent on July 1, 2000. In 2000 he played for the Dallas Stars. In his first season with San Jose, he had a career year, scoring twenty goals playing alongside gritty center Mike Ricci. He signed a two-year contract extension in the 03-04 season. While he can no longer play on the top lines, Thornton is a quality third line forward who provides great energy. He and current teammate Joe Thornton are first cousins.