Joe Pavelski , Joe Thornton & Patrick Marleau

Joe Pavelski , Joe Thornton & Patrick Marleau

Sharks honor Thornton's milestone  Joe Thornton is honored by the Sharks in a pregame ceremony for becoming the 13th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career assists

Sharks honor Thornton's milestone Joe Thornton is honored by the Sharks in a pregame ceremony for becoming the 13th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career assists

25 NHL legends who never won the Stanley Cup  -  March 7, 2017:     JOE THORNTON:    The San Jose Sharks have yet to win a Stanley Cup, which would explain why six-time All-Star and 2006 MVP Joe Thornton, who has played most of his 19 NHL seasons with the team, has also failed to accomplish the same feat. However, Thornton, still playing and currently ranked 23rd all time in points, will get another shot at the Cup in 2017 if San Jose can hold on to its spot atop the Pacific Division.

25 NHL legends who never won the Stanley Cup - March 7, 2017: JOE THORNTON: The San Jose Sharks have yet to win a Stanley Cup, which would explain why six-time All-Star and 2006 MVP Joe Thornton, who has played most of his 19 NHL seasons with the team, has also failed to accomplish the same feat. However, Thornton, still playing and currently ranked 23rd all time in points, will get another shot at the Cup in 2017 if San Jose can hold on to its spot atop the Pacific Division.

san jose sharks joe thornton after his 1000th nhl assist.

san jose sharks joe thornton after his 1000th nhl assist.

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

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

San Jose Sharks Joe Thornton 19 White Authentic Jersey Sale

San Jose Sharks Joe Thornton 19 White Authentic Jersey Sale

Joe Thornton vs Jamie Benn from the San Jose Sharks at Dallas Stars game on Feb 23, 2013. via http://www.hockeyfights.com

Joe Thornton vs Jamie Benn from the San Jose Sharks at Dallas Stars game on Feb 23, 2013. via http://www.hockeyfights.com

The San Jose Sharks celebrate a goal San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19), with an assist by San Jose Sharks' Jannik Hansen (36), during their game against the Washington Capitals in the first period at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, March 9, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

The San Jose Sharks celebrate a goal San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19), with an assist by San Jose Sharks' Jannik Hansen (36), during their game against the Washington Capitals in the first period at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, March 9, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Joe Thornton gets his 1000th assist against the Winnipeg Jets!  Only the 13th player in NHL history!

Joe Thornton gets his 1000th assist against the Winnipeg Jets! Only the 13th player in NHL history!

Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks www.cojohockey.com

Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks www.cojohockey.com

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