Shawn Thornton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Shawn Thornton Gets Extension From Panthers

    The Hockey Writers "38-year-old forward Shawn Thornton will be sticking around the Sunshine State for at least another year. He has inked a one-year contract extension with the Florida Panthers, the team announced Thursday. Thornton currently carries a cap hit of $1.2 million, finishing out the last year of a..." February 25

  • 'Several teams' express interest in Shawn Thornton

    CSN New England "There was a flurry of phone calls and activity in the NHL world on Wednesday as agents and executives could begin cursory calls leading up to the July 1 opening of free agency. The interview period has some prominent NHL free agents headed to Philadelphia for meetings with prospective teams, and..." June 26

  • Peter Chiarelli Announces Bruins Will Not Re-Sign Shawn Thornton

    NESN "Shawn Thornton’s seven-year tenure with the Boston Bruins has come to an end. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday on BostonBruinsTV that the team has decided not to re-sign the veteran winger, who became a free agent at the end of this past season. “I told him that he..." June 17

  • Thornton to 'play exactly the way I played'

    CSN New England "He’s been out more than a month while serving a 15-game suspension, so you know that Shawn Thornton is all kinds of restless about getting back into the swing of things for the Boston Bruins. The Bruins enforcer is officially cleared to step back into the lineup for Saturday night’s game against..." January 11

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Shawn Thornton dropping his appeal of 15-game suspension

  • Shawn Thornton considers his next move

    Pro Hockey Talk "The first round of Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton‘s efforts to get his 15-game suspension reduced is over. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman upheld NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan’s ruling over what was called an “act of retribution.” What happens next is up to Thornton. Under the terms..." December 25

  • Bettman upholds Thornton's 15-game suspension "Commissioner Gary Bettman today upheld the 15-game suspension that was assessed to Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton by the Department of Player Safety for punching and injuring an unsuspecting opponent, Brooks Orpik of the Pittsburgh Penguins, in NHL Game No. 438 at Boston on Dec...." December 25

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    Renaud Lavoie @LavoieRenaud

    Gary Bettman upholds Shawn Thornton suspension. 15 games. #bruins #nhl

  • Shawn Thornton’s action deserves lesser ban

    Boston Herald "Hockey is not a game for nuance, but when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman meets with Shawn Thornton to hear Thornton’s appeal of his 15-game suspension it should be. Hockey is a violent game of action and reaction in which one thing can quickly lead to another. That is why if justice rather than..." December 20

  • Bruins' Thornton has appeal hearing with Bettman on Friday

    TSN "Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton's appeal hearing for his 15-game suspension will be held with the National Hockey League on Friday. Thornton's agent, Anton Thun, confirmed on Monday that his client was appealing the punishment, which was given to Thornton for punching and injuring..." December 17

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    Shawn Thornton has decided to appeal the League’s decision to suspend him for 15 games, and on his behalf the NHLPA has notified the NHL.

  • Thornton has until 4 p.m. to decide on appeal

    CSN New England "Shawn Thornton will continue to skate and function as a member of the Boston Bruins organization over the next month while he serves out a 15-game suspension handed down from the NHL for his attack on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik. But the Bruins enforcer will also be building up a case..." December 16

  • Thornton likely to exhaust all appeal options

    CSN New England "The Shawn Thornton decision came down on Saturday afternoon, and the Bruins expectedly weren’t too happy about it. Bruins President Cam Neely said the 15-game suspension handed down from the Department of Player Safety to Thornton – the longest sentence given to a player in the regular season..." December 15

  • Bruins F Thornton suspended 15 games for actions against Orpik

    TSN "Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has been suspended 15 games for his actions against the Pittsburgh Penguins last Saturday. Thornton had an in-person hearing with league officials on Friday. Midway through the first period, Thornton confronted Orpik in a scrum, pulling him down and..." December 14

  • Shanahan to decide on Thornton case on Saturday

    TSN "Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton had an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday for an incident with Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik last Saturday at TD Garden. USA Today reports that league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan will deliver a ruling on..." December 13

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Shawn Thornton's in-person hearing for incident in Saturday's game against Pittsburgh will take place Friday afternoon at NHL office in NYC.

  • Thornton hearing tentatively scheduled for Friday

    CSN New England "Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton knew he was headed to the NHL offices in New York City for an in-person meeting with NHL Director of Players Safety Brendan Shanahan for his attack on Brooks Orpik last weekend, and now he knows when it will be. Thornton is tentatively scheduled to meet with..." December 10

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Brooks Orpik placed on injured reserve with a concussion by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday. That'll be a factor in Thornton's sentencing

  • Bruins' Thornton to have in-person hearing "Boston Bruins left wing Shawn Thornton will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety at a to-be-determined date for an incident with Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Saturday at TD Garden. Thornton was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by..." December 08

  • Thornton: "Can't say 'I'm sorry' enough times"

    CSN New England "Looking at Shawn Thornton’s eyes as he spoke, you could tell they were welling up with tears at the thought of Saturday night’s actions. After 15 years of pro hockey and 11 years in the NHL as an honest enforcer that lived by “The Code” and the standard by which so many hockey fans still hold..." December 08

  • Shawn Thornton shows his game more than fisticuffs

    Boston Herald "Shawn Thornton brings a certain reputation and everyone knows what it is. The Bruins winger is a fighter, and he takes pride in his craft. But fisticuffs are not as prevalent in the postseason, and because of that, as well as the fact he doesn’t play on the special teams units, Thornton has..." May 23

  • A tale of two Thorntons

    The Globe and Mail "On one level, it was a tale of two (unrelated) Thorntons that set the tone for Tuesday night’s NHL playoff action. You had, on the one hand, San Jose’s Joe Thornton playing a monster game – or maybe more accurately a Jumbo game – even if his sole contribution on the score sheet was a single assist..." May 22

  • Struggling Krejci-Lucic-Horton trio busts out in big way

    Boston Herald "On a talented and well-balanced hockey team, which the Bruins certainly are, designations of first, second, third and fourth lines are not critically important, since all four trios are expected to make significant contributions. But it would be silly to suggest such labels have no meaning...." March 17

  • Shawn Thornton’s assist adds some punch

    Boston Herald "As the Bruins’ heavyweight fighter, Shawn Thornton’s contributions don’t always show up on the scoring summary. But when they do, it makes the B’s that much better. In the 3-0 whitewashing of the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday, Thornton not only took care of the fisticuffs but also was key in..." March 10

  • Thornton 'knocks the rust off' in first fight since Scott

    CSN New England "Shawn Thornton had heard all of the questions about the absence of any five minute fighting majors on his ledger over the last nine games. Those also happened to be the first nine games back in the lineup since the Bruins enforcer had suffered a concussion at the hands of 6-foot-8 inch John..." March 06

  • Shawn Thornton raring to go

    Boston Herald "Symptom-free and raring to go — that’s the way Bruins forward Shawn Thornton described himself yesterday nearly a week after suffering a concussion in a fight with Buffalo’s John Scott. Thornton was hundreds of miles from his Bruins’ teammates as they took on the Montreal Canadiens last night...." February 07

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    DJ Bean @

    Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille will skate today. Marchand won't. Julien won't rule out BM63 for Saturday.

  • Shawn Thornton back on skates

    Boston Herald "In the immediate aftermath of Shawn Thornton’s fight with Buffalo’s John Scott last Thursday, which left the Bruins enforcer with a concussion, several teammates said that, knowing Thornton, they didn’t think he’d be out too long. Well, that appears to be the case. Thornton, whom the B’s..." February 05

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    Jimmy Murphy @

    Bruins head coach Claude Julien says that Paille and Thornton won't make trip to MTL but Marchand will and is game time decision.