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Joe Thornton Earns 1,400th NHL Point

Thornton is the 20th player in NHL history to reach the milestone

by Ann Frazier /

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.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Pretty legendary company you got there, Jumbo! #NHL100.5

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.

Tweet from @SharksStats: Joe Thornton scored career points 1100 (3/2/13) & 1400 (11/1/17) vs NSH in SJ. Both secondary assists on goals by Joe Pavelski #SJSharks

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
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