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October has been a huge month for Jumbo Joe. On Oct 16, Thornton signed a three-year, $21-million contract extension with the Sharks. Back on Oct 7, he was named team captain while the club was in Sweden for the 2010 NHL Premiere. During that trip, he scored a power play goal in each of the first two games against Columbus. When the Sharks returned to HP Pavilion, Thornton added an assist against Atlanta during Saturday’s home opener.
At just 31 years old, Thornton ranks 58th on the NHL's all-time assist list (647) and 87th on the all-time points list (934). In addition, he has the most career NHL points (934) of any player who started the season 31-years-old or younger.
Thornton’s streak of seven consecutive 20-goal and 50-assist seasons are the longest for any player since Steve Yzerman and Doug Gilmour posted eight consecutive from 1986-87 to 1993-94.
His 10 consecutive seasons of 20-plus goals is the second longest active streak in the League next to Jarome Iginla's 11.