Jumbo Joe reached the milestone on Kevin Labanc's third-period tally versus the Calgary Flames.
Thornton's historic feat came in the 1,620th game of his illustrious career. Here's where he stands among the all-time leaders:
|Phil Esposito (10th)||717||873||1590|
|Ray Bourque (11th)||410||1169||1579|
|Mark Recchi (12th)||577||956||1533|
|Paul Coffey (13th)||396||1135||1531|
|Stan Mikita (15th)||541||926||1467|
Thornton, 40, is now up to 22 points across 54 games in his 22nd NHL season. His lifetime resume includes six All-Star Game appearances, a Hart Trophy, an Art Ross, and two Olympic gold medals.