On Wednesday, November 2, Joe Thornton earned his 1,400th career point on an assist on a Joe Pavelski goal. Thornton is just the 20th player in NHL history to earn 1,400 points.
Though Thornton has sat at 20th all-time for a while now, ever since he tied Jari Kurri with 1,398, there's something about big round numbers that makes it that much more special.
Video: NSH@SJS: Thornton earns 1,400th career point
Midway through the second, the Sharks are up 1-0 on the Nashville Predators. Thornton collects the puck down low at the goal line and flattens it out, before sending a pass to the tape of Brenden Dillon's stick at the point.
Dillon wrists the puck on net, which is tipped by Joe Pavelski, and the puck beats Pekka Rinne to give the Sharks a 2-0 lead and Thornton another milestone point.
At this point in his legendary career, Joe Thornton hardly goes a week without approaching or hitting some sort of milestone. Which certainly means that Thornton has quite a few milestone pucks.
NHL All-Time Points Leaderboard
|Rank ||Player ||Points |
|16. ||Bryan Trottier ||1425 |
|17. ||Adam Oates ||1420 |
|18. ||Doug Gilmour ||1414 |
|19. ||Dale Hawerchuk ||1409 |
|20. ||Joe Thornton ||1400 |