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Joe Thornton Earns 1,000th Point With The Sharks

by Ann Frazier /

Another game, another major Joe Thornton milestone. 

Last night, on February 7, Joe Thornton scored his 1,000th point with the San Jose Sharks.

To clarify - that's 1,000 points with the Sharks, so not even counting 454 points he amassed in his 8 seasons with the Boston Bruins. 

Video: SJS@CGY: Kane scores, Thornton reaches milestone

His 1,000th point was - of course - an assist. From the Sharks defensive zone, Thornton gathered the puck and banked it off the boards in the neutral zone to a waiting Evander Kane. Kane picked up the puck, and while holding off a defender, spun around and shot the puck towards the net. The puck snuck through the goaltender, giving the Sharks their first goal of the night. 

Tweet from @EricFrancis: That was Joe Thornton's 1000th point as a Shark. His bank-pass to set up Kane's break was just a tiny glimpse of why he's one of the most gifted playmakers in NHL history.

At this point in Joe Thornton's Hall of Fame career, it's hard to go through many games without celebrating some sort of major milestone. Just this season, the Sharks celebrated his 400th career goal, his 1,500th NHL game, and his 1,000th game with San Jose. 

Tweet from @NHLNetwork: Jumbo!!!! @SanJoseSharks

Joe Thornton was just the second player to score 1,000 points with the Sharks, after former teammate Patrick Marleau. 

Tweet from @SNstats: Joe Thornton records his 1,000th point with the #SJSharks, becoming the 2nd player in franchise history to reach that milestone (Patrick Marleau 1,082).

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