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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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.
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.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 07:05:00 PM

Shawn Thornton will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Boston Bruins.

Thornton won't get a chance to play against his former team tonight. He's been a healthy scratch in all but one of Florida's games this season. He has no value in standard fantasy leagues.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 07:20:00 PM

Shawn Thornton and Steven Kampfer will return to the pine for Sunday's match with Detroit.

Thornton saw 8:59 of ice time without a tally on the score sheet. While Kampfer played just under 17 minutes and recorded a pair of minors with a hit and a block. Saturday was each veteran's first game of the season, so we'd let them lie on the wire.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Shawn Thornton will make his season debut on Saturday against Buffalo.

Thornton still hasn't posted 100 points in the NHL, so he's not playing to post points. But he did post 80 PIMs and 73 hits in just 50 games last season, so if your league rewards his talents then you may benefit from giving him a spot-start.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 12:11:00 PM

Shawn Thornton and Steven Kampfer will be healthy scratches in Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Both these players have consistently been scratches this season and that should continue for the rest of the season (unless injuries strike).
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Scott Thornton and Steven Kampfer will be scratched for Thursday's match with Washington.

Mark this four games in a row where neither Thornton nor Kampfer will play, noting their growing impermanent role with the team.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 06:38:00 PM

The Florida Panthers will forego any lineup changes against the Red Wings on Saturday night.

Which means that both Scott Thornton and Steven Kampfer will be scratched again. Thornton is an excellent source of physicality if your league rewards such talents, but he'll have to play to be useful.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 05:27:00 PM

Scott Thornton and Steven Kampfer will be scratched for Thursday's opener against New Jersey.

This is Thornton's final lap around the NHL, so we would expect Florida to be judicious in their deployment of the veteran brawler. Thornton posted 80 PIMs and 73 hits in 50 games last season, a fine spot-start in any league friendly to his talents.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 06:48:00 PM

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.
Source: CBS Boston
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 02:42:00 PM

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4Michael Sgarbossa
5Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jonathan Marchessault
2Jussi Jokinen
3Greg McKegg
4Jonathan Huberdeau
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
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D1Aaron Ekblad
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G1Roberto Luongo
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