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Chris Thorburn becomes the all time franchise games played leader

Thorburn eclipsed the previous mark held by Ilya Kovalchuk.

Thorburn sets record

Tonight Chris Thorburn played in game number 595 for the Thrashers/Jets franchise which moves him one game ahead of Ilya Kovalchuk into sole possession of most games played for this combined franchise.  He has been with the team since 2007 when he was acquired from the Penguins organization for a 2007 3rd round pick (which Pittsburgh used to select Robert Bortuzzo).

In the 595 games with the team he has 45 goals and 67 assists for 112 points.  This season he has five goals and two assists in 31 games this season.

Here was the video they played during tonight’s Jets and Rangers game:

Some of his past career highlight reel goals and fights:

Shorthanded goal on Lindback:

Goal on Ryan Miller:

Fight vs. Chara:

Fight vs. Konopka: