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Shawn Thornton | Winger | #22

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/23/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 7 (190) / TOR
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Shawn Thornton is thankful for the opportunity to play another season with the Panthers.
He thought his playing career was coming to a close and he was already considering moving into a business role with the Florida organization. "When they offered another year I sprained my finger signing the thing before they changed their minds," Thornton recalled when he agreed to a one-year extension back in February. He played in 50 games last season, while posting five points, 80 penalty minutes and 73 hits. Aug 9 - 2:42 PM
Source: CBS Boston

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Shawn Thornton will be back in the Panthers’ lineup for Game 6 against the Islanders on Saturday night.

With Nick Bjugstad out with an upper-body injury, Thornton is getting another chance. Thornton has played in three games this series, generating two shots. He had five points in 50 games, with 80 penalty minutes, in the regular season.
Apr 24 - 7:02 PM

Shawn Thornton leads Florida's Game 5 scratches against the Islanders.

The veteran pugilist will be joined by Greg McKegg, Quinton Howden, Logan Shaw, and Jakub Kindl. Despite appearing in five combined games, the gang has yet to register a point. We wouldn't expect much from them moving forward.
Apr 22 - 6:57 PM

Shawn Thornton will be a healthy scratch against the New York Islanders in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.

Logan Shaw will draw into the lineup, while Quinton Howden and Jakub Kindl will sit next to Thornton in the press box. Thornton has paid dividends as a mentor to the young lineup, but will sit out a pivotal playoff matchup in favor of some youth on Wednesday.
Apr 20 - 8:01 PM

Shawn Thornton will be in the lineup for Game 1 of the postseason.

He has had plenty of playoff success in the past as a member of the Bruins even though it doesn't show up on the scoresheet. That experience could prove to be valuable for the Panthers. Thornton will skate on the fourth line with Garrett Wilson and Derek MacKenzie.
Apr 14 - 1:08 PM

Shawn Thornton will tag in for Quinton Howden against Montreal on Tuesday night.

With 72 hits and 78 PIMs through 48 games this season, if you're in need of Thornton's type of specialty tonight's your night as John Scott skates for the Canadiens.
Apr 5 - 6:44 PM

Shawn Thornton will suit up in Tuesday's game against Montreal.

Quinton Howden will be scratched after he played on Monday night at Toronto. Thornton has four points and 78 penalty minutes in 47 appearances with the Panthers this season.
Apr 5 - 5:28 PM

Shawn Thornton will be scratched Tuesday against Toronto.

Thornton has registered 68 hits and 78 PIMs in 45 games this season.
Mar 29 - 6:39 PM

Shawn Thornton and Quinton Howden will be scratched Saturday against Tampa Bay.

Both forward provide a bit of value for pools that reward physical play. Thornton has registered 68 hits and 78 PIMs in 45 games this season. While Howden has posted a whopping 111 hits in 54 games.
Source: Corey Long
Mar 26 - 6:19 PM

Shawn Thornton and Quinton Howden will be scratched Saturday against Red Wings on Saturday.

Both forwards provide at least a bit of production of the physical variety. Thornton's compiled 78 PIMs and 65 hits through 43 games this season. While Howden has amassed 111 hits through 54 games. Not bad if you're in a pinch.
Mar 19 - 6:08 PM

Shawn Thornton will be scratched against the Flyers on Saturday.

Through 41 games this season Thornton has posted 71 PIMs and 62 hits with just three points. He's been playing regularly of late, so keep the veteran pugilist on your radar for tough guy stats as needed.
Mar 12 - 1:48 PM

Shawn Thornton and Steven Kampfer will be scratched from Saturday's match with the Coyotes.

Through 39 games this season the veteran pugilist has posted 60 hits and 52 PIMs with just three points. And to think he was extended another season.
Mar 5 - 9:16 PM

Shawn Thornton will be scratched against the Wild on Sunday.

Through 37 games this season Thornton has posted 52 PIMs and 59 hits along with three whole points. He'll make for a nice plug on occasion if necessary.
Feb 28 - 3:01 PM

Shawn Thornton has inked a one-year extension with the Florida Panthers.

The financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but General Fanager reported that the deal is worth $600,000. Thornton has a goal and three points in 35 games this season. "We are pleased to have Shawn return for another season," Panthers owner Vinnie Viola said. "Shawn is the embodiment of the selfless, team-first culture we are trying to create on and off the ice with the Florida Panthers and has made himself an important part of the South Florida community. We look forward to having this man of character as a leader within our organization for many years to come."
Feb 25 - 11:50 AM

Shawn Thornton will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The 38-year-old has one goal and two points in 30 games this season. He's nothing more than a veteran enforcer. He'll have no fantasy value going forward. Continue to ignore him in all fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 8 - 7:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Greg McKegg
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Jared McCann
4Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Colton Sceviour
4Shawn Thornton
5Logan Shaw
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Jason Demers
4Mark Pysyk
5Alex Petrovic
6Jakub Kindl
7Michael Matheson
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer
3Reto Berra