NHL 100 in 100: Joe Thornton collects 1,000th assist

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San Jose Sharks' Brenden Dillon (4), Joe Pavelski (8) and Joe Thornton (19) celebrate after Pavelski scored on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Monday, March 6, 2017. (Trevor Hagan/CP)

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San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton has had quite the career, and on March 6 against the Winnipeg Jets, the bearded playmaker notched his 1,000th assist.

He became just the 13th player in league history to reach the milestone.

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