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2014 NHL Draft
Shawn Thornton

Shawn Thornton  #22

Florida Panthers  Left Wing
NUMBER: 22 BIRTHDATE: July 23, 1977  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Oshawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 217 DRAFTED: TOR / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (190th overall)
Playoff Notes:  8th NHL playoff in 11th NHL season ... Round 2 vs Mtl:  0-0=0 in 6 gp ... Round 1 vs Det:  0-1=1 in 5 gp ... Had an assist on 4/22 in gm 3 ... 1 career multi-pt game ... Career OT: 0-0=0 in 28 gp ... Career Game 7s: 6 (3-3)
2013-14 Notes: Led the team w/10 fighting majors … Played his 500th NHL game 10/14 vs Detroit … Susp: 15 … DND: 3
Playoff Fun Fact: Has played in 3 Stanley Cup Finals, winning in 2007 with Anaheim vs. Ottawa and in 2011 with Boston vs Vancouver and losing in 2013 to Chicago ... Played his 100th NHL playoff gm on 5/12 at Montreal in gm 6 of this series
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

What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp