Throwback Thursday: This week in 1967, Tim Horton plays his 1000th NHL game

Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday! 

This week in 1967 (Nov. 18), Tim Horton played his 1000th NHL game. Horton, then 38 at the time, had joined the Toronto Maple Leafs two decades prior.

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His first game for the club was in the 1949-50 season, but he didn’t break into the league on a full-time basis until 1952-53. Horton played defence for the Leafs and spent 20 years with the team before a few seasons splitting time between the New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins.

All in all, Horton played in 1445 NHL games scoring 115 goals, 403 assists and 518 points.

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