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Top 10 Moments of 2016-17: #Jumbo1000

Joe Thornton became the 13th NHL player to register 1,000 assists

by Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

March 6, 2017 was a historic day for Joe Thornton, the San Jose Sharks organization and fans, and the NHL at large. Joe Thornton became the thirteenth player in the history of the National Hockey League to record 1,000 assists. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: The #Jumbo1000 milestone �� pic.twitter.com/CSNpUTaDWw

This milestone was on the horizon for some time and was sure to happen at some point, as long as Jumbo continued to do what he does best, play his game of hockey.

Some say he is the greatest passer of all time. Some say he is the "playmaker of his generation."

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: �������� #Jumbo1000 pic.twitter.com/iaYDQZWq8y

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: "The playmaker of his generation." #Jumbo1000 pic.twitter.com/SallILaK8I

Whatever you may call him one thing is for sure, Jumbo is respected around the league and in the locker room. 

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

Tweet from @NHL: That's a lot of ��s you have there, Joe. ICYMI: Joe Thornton collected his 1,000th helper last night. #Jumbo1000 pic.twitter.com/kugtUlSltR

Tweet from @Bakes_Jamie13: Jumbo Joe Thornton becomes just the 13th player in NHL history to have 1,000 assists. Amazing! Huge Congrats Jumbo!

Tweet from @Jeremy_Roenick: Congrats to Joe Thornton, 1000 assists! He is one of the best passers in the league and has been for a long time. Love this dude! #jumbo1000

Joe Thornton doesn't sit with bad company after this notch in his belt.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Pretty good company there, Jumbo. pic.twitter.com/Zzqw7trHZy

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Did you know? Only three players in NHL history have had back-to-back 90+ assist seasons: Gretzky, Lemieux, and Joe Thornton. #Jumbo1000

No way better to celebrate the accomplishment than in front of Sharks Territory with the family.

Video: WSH@SJS: Sharks commend Thornton for 1,000th assist

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