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Twitter Reacts to Joe Thornton Reaching 1,000 Assists

by Nicole Grazioli /

Thornton's 1,000th career assist

SJS@WPG: Thornton records 1,000th assist on late goal

Joe Thornton picks up the secondary assist on Joe Pavelski's empty-net tally, becoming the 13th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists

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As we all know, Joe Thornton is really, really, really good at passing, so it was no surprise that he had recently been closing in on a huge milestone. As a result, the world was eagerly following #JumboAssistWatch.

On Monday in Winnipeg, it was a jumbo night for Thornton as one of the best in hockey reached 1,000 assists in the San Jose Sharks 3-2 win over the Jets.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: When your teammate becomes the 13th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists. #Jumbo1000

See how Twitter reacted to #Jumbo1000:

Tweet from @Logancouture: 1000 assists. It takes awhile to sink in. Wow. Congrats to jumbo. Legendary career. On and off the ice

Tweet from @Burnzie88: Lucky to get to see the big meat #19 everyday at the rink... witnessing him be a part of history again! Congrats on 1000 apples #disher

Tweet from @ddems2: Congrats to Jumbo Joe, unbelievable accomplishment. One of the best on and off the ice #Jumbo1000

Tweet from @JamieRivers08: says a lot when teammates celebrate that hard for you when u get your 1000 assist. Congrats to my old roomie w/@NHLBruins Jumbo Joe Thornton

That's a whole lot of apples right there!

Tweet from @schwartstack: #jumbo1000 #sjsharks

Tweet from @PhoKingGuy: There's only 1 J0e Th0rnt0n. #Jumbo1000 #SJSharks #SharksHeadline

Tweet from @Excelsior30: #jumbo1000 Can we have in Fremont Thornton Ave renamed as JOE Thornton Avenue? ��

You know you've made it big when you have your own Chia Pet, or shall we shay, Chia Jumbo.

Tweet from @ChrisBlackburn8: 1������! #SJSharks #Jumbo1000 #JumboJoe

Tweet from @armdog: Awesome. What a milestone this is. Congrats Jumbo.

Of course the historic moment was captured with a shirtless Jumbo photo. 

Tweet from @StoolChiclets: Iconic

Tweet from @Skillsy75: Congrats Jumbo! #RockyDennis

Tweet from @NHL: Jumbo has helped his teams quite a bit. Congrats on the milestone!

Tweet from @barcelonasnshne: Congrats, Jumbo Joe! I fixed a typo in your name for you. #jumbo1000


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