San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton reached one different milestone in his NHL occupation Thursday in opposition to the Calgary Flames.
Thornton grew to grow to be the second participant in Sharks historic previous to realize 1,000 components with the franchise. The forward organize winger Evander Kane with a highlight-reel cross to tie the game inside the first interval.
The 39-year-old veteran trails solely former Sharks linemate Patrick Marleau (1,082) on the franchise’s all-time scoring itemizing.
San Jose picked up a 5-2 victory over the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.
“It’s nice. It’s nice. I’ve had a real luxury of playing with some incredible players in San Jose,” Thornton suggested reporters after the game. “I’ve been playing here for so long. It was just bound to happen. Really lucky to play on a great team for so many years. Still going.”
Thornton earned his 1,000th point in his 1,007th sport with the Sharks after being traded by the Boston Bruins on Nov. 30, 2005. He has 1,454 components (407 targets, 1,047 assists) in 1,539 occupation NHL video video games, collectively with 238 targets and 762 assists with San Jose. He moreover has 123 components (27 targets, 96 assists) in 160 playoff contests.
Thornton reached a lot of milestones earlier inside the 2018-19 advertising marketing campaign. He grew to grow to be the 15th participant in league historic previous to play in 1,500 video video games Nov. 8. He scored his 400th occupation intention in opposition to the Nashville Predators on Nov. 13, and carried out his 1,000th occupation sport with the Sharks on Jan. 15.
The 21-season NHL veteran is 10th all-time in assists, trailing the legendary Gordie Howe by two. He could tie Shane Doan and Johnny Bucyk for 15th all-time in video video games carried out when San Jose takes on the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.