Thornton’s 1,000th career assist
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.
“What can I say? It’s pretty cool to get there,” Thornton said. “I’ve been waiting a while now, but to get it over with, it’s kind of nice. But good game for the guys overall tonight. It was a good win.”
“It’s always nice to get these things when you get the two points and you can have some fun on the plane on the way home.”
Top 3 players with 1,000 assists and more.
1. Wayne Gretzky (1,963 assists)
2. Ron Francis (1,249 assists)
3. Mark Messier (1,193 assists)