Thornton becomes 14th player in NHL history to reach 1,500 points
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With a two-assist performance Tuesday night, San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton became the 14th player in NHL history to reach 1,500 career points

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:

Player (Rank) G A P
Phil Esposito (10th) 717 873 1590
Ray Bourque (11th) 410 1169 1579
Mark Recchi (12th) 577 956 1533
Paul Coffey (13th) 396 1135 1531
Thornton (14th) 415 1085 1500
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.

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