Tabea Pfendsack Bio: Husband, Children, Profession & Net Worth

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Tabea Pfendsack, is a Swiss businesswoman and writer of the famous children’s book, ‘The Very Hairy But Not So Scary Mouse.’ Tabea became popular after she married one of the notable Canadian players from the NHL, Joe Thornton.

Tabea’s husband, Joe, plays ice hockey in the center position as a professional and is currently an unrestricted free agent.

He played for teams like the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Florida Panthers of the NHL.

Tabea Pfendsack
Tabea Pfendsack (Source: Canada Sports Book)

In his international career, while he played for Canada, Joe won Gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics, 2004 World Cup, and 1997 World Junior Championships.

He was also an all-time leader in assists and is the third player in NHL history to have back-to-back 90 assists in the 2013-2014 season.

He is on a year contract with the Florida Panthers for the 2021-2022 season.

Since Tabea Pfendsack relationship with Joe got out, many questions are piling up about her. Who are her parents? Where did the two meet? And many others.

Today, all these questions will be answered as we disclose this information and more. Before we get started, here are some facts that you should know.

Tabea Pfendsack | Quick Facts

Full Name Tabea Pfendsack
Birth Date Not Available
Birth Place Switzerland
Now Known As  Tabea
Religion Not Available
Nationality Swiss-Canadian
Ethnicity White
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Not Available
Siblings Not Available
Age The 40s
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Build Slim
Marital Status Married
Husband  Joe Thornton
Children Two
Profession Writer, Businesswoman
Joe Thornton’s Net Worth $60 Million
Merch Of Joe Thornton Jersey, Autograph Items
Famous As  Wife of Joe Thornton
Last Update July, 2024

Tabea Pfendsack | Early Life, Family & Education

The wife of Joe Thornton and published author Tabea Pfendsack was born in Switzerland.

Sadly, not much is disclosed about the gorgeous Tabea. Like who her parents are and where she grew up.

The details regarding her siblings are also not found, making us wonder if she is the only child of her parents. 

Another thing that we have no idea about is her education. Though her academic qualifications are not revealed, we are sure she is a degree holder.

Aside from garnering fame as a celebrity wife, she is also a well-known published writer.

Her most famous book is ‘The Very Hairy But Not So Scary Mouse,’ a children’s book.

Since Tabea is a writer and businesswoman, it just seemed evident.

Tabea is Swiss by nationality but holds Canadian citizenship after marrying Joe Thornton. Also, her ethnicity is white.

Tabea Pfendsack | Age & Body Measurements

Her early life and family are not the only thing we have no idea about Tabea Pfendsack. Other than that, some personal information is also unknown.

To this date, we have no idea when she was born. Still, we believe she is in her 40s.

Likewise, Pfendsack is a gorgeous lady who has got a stunning figure. Sadly, their measurements are unknown, including her height and other body measurements.

Moreover, Pfendsack has long blonde hair and stunning blue eyes.

Tabea Pfendsack | Professional Career


The famous wife, who is not a new name in the ice hockey fandom, is a talented lady.

She is a published writer from Switzerland and is also active as a business professional at the moment.

Despite her small audience, as a writer, Tabea aims to touch her young fans’ hearts with her books. 

She came into the limelight because of the book ‘The Very Hairy But Not So Scary.’ Tabea teamed up with another writer, Tim Fennema, for this children’s book.

Together they designed the book to help children understand instead of fearing animals.

Tabea Pfendsack | Married Life

As we know, Tabea is better known in the media as the wife of Joe Thornton, a professional Canadian ice hockey player. So, how did Joe from Canada and Tabea from Switzerland meet first?

To know about it, we have to go back to 2004. The duo met in Switzerland for the first time while Joe was there for NHL Lockout.

Tabea Pfendsack With Her Family
Tabea Pfendsack With Her Family (Source:

They started getting closer once Joe visited the bar managed by Tabea frequently. Not to mention, they instantly clicked and started dating.

After dating for four years, the couple finally tied the knot on June 26, 2009. Of course, the wedding ceremony was held in her hometown, Switzerland.

However, there are not many details about their wedding besides some pictures.

Together they have two beautiful children. Their first child, a daughter named Alya, was born on July 14, 2010, while the son, River, was born on June 6, 2013.

The couple has kept the media and limelight far from their kids.

Though it has been a decade since their marriage, the two have stayed far from rumors and allegations. Also, they have no plans of getting divorced anytime soon.

Tabea Pfendsack | Husband 

By now, we all know that Tabea is the wife of Joe Thornton, a professional ice hockey player. But what do we know about him? Not much! So, let’s get to know him some more.

For starters, Joe is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey player. He played for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League earlier.

Joe plays in the Center-man position. Not to mention, Thornton has been playing ever since his childhood.

Likewise, he played minor hockey for the St. Thomas Travelers and won an Ontario Minor Hockey Association championship.

Joe also played for the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs in the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario.

Winner of OHL and CHL Rookie of the Year, Joe was drafted #1 overall by the Boston Ruins in the 1997 NHL Draft.

Joe Thornton
Joe Thornton Playing Ice Hockey (Source:

During NHL Lockout in 2004-05, he played in the Swiss National League for HC Davos. Also, the time when he met his wife, Tabea.

Furthermore, Thornton achieved a lot while playing for the Canadian national team. In 2006, he won the Hart Memorial Trophy for MVP Art Ross Trophy and was named the NHL First All-Star Team.

Similarly, from 2002 to 2004 and 2007 to 2009, Joe played actively for the NHL All-Star Game.

Further Contracts In Career

Joe resigned from a one-year, $2 million contract on September 6, 2019, with the Sharks.

Thornton recorded his 1500th career point on February 4, 2020, in a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

The Sharks did not make it to the postseason, while Thornton expressed dissatisfaction with not being traded to a playoff team after the February 24 trade deadline to allow him to win his first Stanely Cup.

The 2020-21 NHL season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Joe returned to HC Davos of the league on October 15, 2020, for a third stint.

He had Swiss citizenship since 2019; he did not count against the import limit.

Joe Thornton signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth $700,000 on October 16, 2020. He left the Davos to return to Toronto for the start of training camp on December 14, 2020.

On January 16, 2021. he scored his first goal as a Maple Leaf. He suffered a fractured rib injury after getting hit by Edmonton Oilers forward Josh Archibald on 22 January 2021.

Joe returned to the lineup on February 27, recording 20 points in 44 games.

He also contributed to the 1997 World Junior Championships, 2004 World Cup, and 2010 Winter Olympics. 

Thornton was invited to Canada’s hockey camp for the 2014 Winter Olympics, however, he did not attend because his son was hospitalized with an illness.

Joe was named to the Canadian roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey held in Toronto.

Thornton returned for his 24th NHL season on August 13, 2021, while he signed a one-year contract worth $750,000 with the Florida Panthers.

Tabea Pfendsack | Net Worth & Income

Being the wife of a professional ice hockey player, there is not much one can do to overshadow that.

Even though Tabea is a published writer, her net worth and earnings are kept under wraps.

She shares her husband’s net worth, which is $60 million.

Not to mention, all of the earnings are thanks to his successful career as an ice hockey player.

In 2015, Joe earned about $6.75 million yearly as his salary. Also, his career earnings amount to around $108 million.

Thornton signed a 1-year contract of $2 million with the San Jose Sharks, $2 million guaranteed, and another $2 million as an annual income.

At present, Tabea and her husband are enjoying their luxurious life. However, their personal assets, car, and bank balance are still unknown.

Popularity Graph

Tabea Pfendsack is a Swiss writer and a businesswoman, and the wife of the popular NHL player Joe Thornton.

Tabea Pfendsack
Tabea Pfendsack Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The above graph shows Joe Thornton’s wife Tabea’s popularity over the past twelve months.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Are Tabea and Joe active on the Social Media platform?

Tabea and Joe are not active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and many more.

However, they are sometimes seen in different interviews explaining the hips and happenings in their life.

Where did Tabea and Joe meet for the first time?

The couple first met in Switzerland in 2004 while Joe was there for NHL Lockout. 

How many Stanley Cups has Joe Thornton won?

Joe Thornton has never won a Stanley Cup in his 25-year NHL career. However, he has scored a goal in the Maple Leafs seven-game series loss to the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2021 Stanely Cup playoffs.

Kriti is a senior content writer and editor for biography, news, and gossips. She has previously worked for TVShowStars under the alias "Kira." Besides being an avid reader and anime fan, she loves perusing through YouTube/Spotify and discovering Indie bands.

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