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Shawn Thornton

Shawn Thornton  #22

Florida Panthers  Left Wing
NUMBER: 22 BIRTHDATE: July 23, 1977  (AGE 38)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Oshawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 217 DRAFTED: TOR / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (190th overall)
2015-16: Registered 5 PIM for fighting Nov. 5 at SJS...Recorded team-high 7 PIM in season opener Oct. 10 vs. PHI. 2014-15: Became third player in history to play 600 NHL and AHL games, while becoming the first to play 600 AHL games prior to 600 NHL Games, March 21 vs. BOS...Recorded an assist March 12 vs. WPG...Notched an assist on game-winning goal Feb. 28 vs. BUF...Recorded five PIM for fighting Feb. 10 vs. ANA...Recorded five PIM for fighting Dec. 4 vs. CBJ...Scored his first goal as a Panther Nov. 24 vs. MIN...Recorded first point as a Panther and of the season (assist) on Nov. 11 vs. SJS...Recorded five hits and a season-high 16:03 TOI Nov. 4 at BOS...Recorded a team-leading four shots and five PIM for fighting Oct. 11 vs. NJD...Made Panthers debut Oct. 9 at TBL. Notes: Founder of the Shawn Thornton Foundation...Won 2011 Stanley Cup (w/BOS), 2007 Stanley Cup (w/ANA).
Traded to Chicago by Toronto for Marty Wilford, September 30, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 14, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2007.
Quote of the Day

It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.

— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings
World Cup of Hockey 2016