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Shawn Thornton | Winger | #22

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (40) / 7/23/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 7 (190) / TOR
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The Florida Panthers have announced that Shawn Thornton will serve as a vice president of business operations.
"It's a humbling day for me, and I'm excited to begin the next chapter of my career in hockey," Thornton said. "The business side of operating an NHL team has always fascinated me. I have had the privilege of learning from and working with a number of first-class individuals, leaders and organizations during the course of my playing career and I look forward to applying some of those lessons in my new role." Thornton decided to hang up his skates after the 2016-17 campaign. He finished with 102 points and 1,103 penalty minutes in 705 career games. Among his career highlights were his two Stanley Cup championships with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007 and the Boston Bruins in 2011. Jun 2 - 9:59 AM

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Shawn Thornton will play his final NHL game on Saturday.

He will sit out Sunday's season finale at Washington prior to taking a job under Florida president and CEO Matt Caldwell. "We talked last year when I was making a decision between going back to Boston and doing TV and community service work or staying here and moving into the front office," Thornton said. "It was decided back then that moving into the business side of things is what interests me more than anything." In 14 NHL seasons, Thornton has 102 points and 1,103 penalty minutes in 703 games.
Apr 6 - 8:56 AM

Shawn Thornton will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against Montreal.

Thornton had beef with Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin when these two teams met last week, but we won't get to see what the veteran enforcer had up his sleeve in the rematch. Ian McCoshen and Jakub Kindl will also be scratched.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 3 - 7:34 PM

Shawn Thornton, who is retiring after the season, will play his final game in Boston on Saturday.

The physical winger has posted four points with 46 hits and 67 PIMs this season. Thornton came to prominence during his seven years with Boston, winning the Stanley Cup in 2011. He picked up 34 goals and 76 points with 708 hits and 748 PIMs while wearing the spoked-B. Fun fact, also won the Cup with Anaheim in 2007.
Source: Matt Kalman
Apr 1 - 12:36 PM

Shawn Thornton, Michael Sgarbossa and Jakub Kindl will each be scratched against the Lightning on Saturday.

Thornton has put together 35 hits and 60 PIMs in 37 games this season. While Sgarbossa has six points and 32 hits in 25 games thus far. Kindl has posted four points with 28 blocks and 37 hits in 28 games.
Source: Corey Long
Mar 11 - 5:36 PM

Shawn Thornton and Jakub Kindl will each be scratched against the Wild on Friday.

Through 37 games this season Thornton has posted 35 hits and 60 PIMs thus far. Kindl has posted four points with 28 blocks and 37 hits in 28 games.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 10 - 6:26 PM

Shawn Thornton will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against Carolina.

Thornton dropped the gloves an incredible three times against Ottawa on Sunday, but he won't have that chance tonight. Jakub Kindl will also watch the game from the press box. Neither player has any fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 28 - 7:27 PM

Shawn Thornton got into three separate bouts during Sunday's game against Ottawa.

That being said he only ended up with two fighting majors. His second of the three fights was charged as Thornton getting a double minor for roughing and a misconduct. With that in mind he finished with 24 penalty minutes, bringing him to 58 in 35 contests this season.
Feb 27 - 9:44 AM

Shawn Thornton scored his first goal of the 2016-17 campaign on Saturday.

Thornton also has an assist in 19 games this season. He's been good for exactly one goal in each of his last three campaigns, so it wouldn't be at all surprising if he goes the rest of 2016-17 without finding the back of the net again.
Jan 15 - 4:54 AM

Shawn Thornton will play in Wednesday's game against Winnipeg.

He will suit up in just his 15th game of the season. Thornton has one assist and seven penalty minutes in 14 previous contests.
Jan 3 - 4:51 PM

Shawn Thornton will tag in for Denis Malgin against the Canucks on Saturday.

It'll be the veteran pugilist's seventh game of the season. He's at one or fewer across nearly all stats, so we wouldn't expect that to change tonight. Even if Derek Dorsett and Alex Burrows are on the other team.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Shawn Thornton will get his fifth game of the season on Saturday against Ottawa.

This will be career game number 660 for the veteran pugilist. He's offered nothing in the way of fantasy production this season, but the Senators do have that Chris Neil guy. Maybe they'll induce a few sparks.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Shawn Thornton and Dylan McIlrath will each be scratched against the Hurricanes on Sunday.

Thornton has seen just four games this season with merely an assist to contribute to the stat sheet. McIlrath meanwhile has seen just one game since coming over from the Rangers.
Source: NHL.com
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 05:57:00 PM

Shawn Thornton could get more playing time following the pending demotion of Greg McKegg.

Coach Gerard Gallant said he regretted not having Thornton in the lineup when the Flyers were taking liberties on Tuesday. McKegg is expected to be sent to the minors after he clears waivers on Thursday. Thornton and Seth Griffith will get more playing time as a result. When they play could be based on the match-up.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 07:50:00 AM

Shawn Thornton gets to see his second game of the season on Saturday against Ottawa.

Watch out, this could be a thriller with Chris Neil on the other side. Both are known primarily for their physical play, so don't be surprised if sparks fly.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 07:05:00 PM

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5Derek MacKenzie
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2Jamie McGinn
3Connor Brickley
4Denis Malgin
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2Radim Vrbata
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4Micheal Haley
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Michael Matheson
4Alex Petrovic
5Mark Pysyk
6Ian McCoshen
7MacKenzie Weegar
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer
3Harri Sateri