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Shawn Thornton
Shawn Thornton
Left Wing
Number: 22
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 217
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 23, 1977  (Age 36)
Birthplace: Oshawa, ON, Canada
Hometown: Oshawa, Ontario
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 1, 2007.
Drafted: TOR / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (190th overall)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Has won two Stanley Cup championships (2007 with Anaheim and 2011 with Boston) ... Has taken one career penalty shot (goal).

2012-13: Had points in consecutive games Mar. 9-11 with 1-1=2 totals in those contests ... Played his 400th game as a Bruin on Mar. 27 vs. Montreal ... Missed two games with a concussion and did not dress for one game ... Had his first career multiple-point playoff game with two assists May 21 vs. NY Rangers ... His four post-season assists came in a five-game span from May 21-June 3 and the four points quadrupled his previous single post-season total

2011-12: Established career season-highs in games played (81) and penalty minutes (154) ... Tied for the NHL lead in major penalties with 20 fighting majors ... Scored his first career shorthanded goal on his first career penalty shot on Jan. 10 vs. Winnipeg's Ondrej Pavelec ... Had one multiple-point game, a two-assist effort Jan. 19 at New Jersey which matched his career-high for assists and points in a game ... Had points in consecutive games on two occasions - Nov. 1-5 (0-2=2 totals) and Dec. 5-6 (1-1=2 totals) ... Played his 400th NHL game Dec. 17 in Philadelphia ... Missed one game with an illness.

2010-11: Established career season-highs in all offensive categories with 10- 10=20 totals ... Had one multiple-point game, matching his career-high for goals and points in a game with a two-goal effort Dec. 23 vs. Atlanta ... Had points in consecutive games on three occasions - Nov. 18-20 (1-1=2 totals), Jan. 15-17 (0-2=2 totals) and Mar. 19-22 (1-1=2 totals) ... Had 14 fighting majors and the Bruins were 9-3-2 in those games ... Played his 300th NHL game Nov. 5 at Washington and recorded his 500th penalty minute Oct. 23 vs. NY Rangers ... Missed three games to injury ... Recorded his lone point of the post-season with an assist May 6 in the series-clinching game four vs. Philadelphia ... Received two ten-minute misconducts during the Stanley Cup Final vs. Vancouver ... Did not dress for seven playoff games (coach's decision).

2009-10: Four of his nine assists were on game-winning goals ... Established a career NHL season-high with 141 penalty minutes ... Had 21 fighting majors, including the first fight in a Winter Classic when he took on Philadelphia's Daniel Carcillo on Jan. 1 at Fenway Park ... The Bruins were 13-4-3 in the 20 games in which he had at least one fight ... Missed five games to injury and did not dress for three games (coach's decision).

2008-09: Established a career season-high in games played (79) ... Had one multiple-point game, a 1-1=2 effort Nov. 13 vs. Montreal which matched his career-high for points in a game ... Two of his six goals on the season were game-winning efforts, Dec. 20 vs. Carolina and Feb. 1 at Montreal ... Played his 200th NHL game Feb. 28 vs. Washington ... Missed three games with a back injury ... Added one goal in ten playoff games, scoring his first career post-season goal on Apr. 20 at Montreal.

2007-08: Had two multiple-point games, both two-point efforts ... Recorded his first career two-goal game Feb. 12 vs. Carolina with both goals coming in a 27-second span of the third period ... They were the fastest two goals by a Bruin since Dec. 14, 2003 (Mike Knuble, 0:17) ... Had points in consecutive games twice, Feb. 12-13 (2-1=3 totals) and Feb. 26- 28 (1-1=2 totals) ... Played his 100th NHL game Jan. 10 vs. Montreal ... Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 5 at Dallas and scored his first point as a Bruin in a two-goal effort Feb. 12 vs. Carolina ... Did not dress for four games (coach's decision) and missed 20 games with a broken foot ... Played seven scoreless playoff games.

2006-07: Had three multiple-point games, all two-point nights, including consecutive two-point efforts Dec. 8 (1-1=2) in Washington and Dec. 9 (0-2=2) at Tampa Bay ... Had 12 fighting majors ... Began the season in Portland/AHL before his Oct. 28 recall to Anaheim ... Had 0-2=2 totals in seven games before returning to Portland, but was recalled again on Dec. 8 for the remainder of the season ... Had 4-4=8 totals with 55 PIM in 15 Portland games ... Played 15 scoreless playoff games with 19 post-season penalty minutes as Anaheim won the Stanley Cup championship.

2005-06: Spent most of the season in Norfolk/AHL and his 10-22=32 totals were pro career-highs in assists and points with the Admirals ... Was recalled on three occasions to Chicago, playing ten scoreless NHL games with 16 PIM.

2004-05: Spent the season with Chicago's AHL affiliate in Norfolk with 5-9=14 totals in 71 Admirals games ... Led the team with 253 penalty minutes and became the first Admiral to accumulate 1,000 career penalty minutes ... Played his 500th AHL game Feb. 2 vs. Binghamton.

2003-04: Spent most of the season in Norfolk/AHL with 6-11=17 totals and leading the team with 259 PIM in 64 Admirals games ... Recalled for eight games in Chicago, scoring his lone NHL goal of the season Mar. 28 vs. St. Louis ... Was named Norfolk's Man of the Year and nominated for that same AHL award for his many charitable and community efforts.

2002-03: Began the season in Chicago with 1-1=2 totals and 31 PIM in 13 Blackhawks games ... Played his first NHL game Oct. 10 in Columbus and recorded his first NHL point with an assist in the next game, Oct. 13 vs. Buffalo ... Scored his first NHL goal Oct. 26 in Carolina ... Assigned to Norfolk/AHL on Nov. 14 for the remainder of the season ... Had a professional career-high in goals with 11-2=13 totals and led the team with 213 PIM in 50 Admirals games.

2001-02: Spent his first season in the Blackhawks organization with their AHL affiliate in Norfolk ... Had 8-14=22 totals with 281 PIM in 70 games.

2000-01: Played his last season in the Toronto organization with St. John's/AHL ... Again topped the team and ranked fourth overall in the AHL with 320 PIM, his third straight season with 300+ minutes ... Had 5-12=17 totals in 79 games.

1999-2000: Spent the season in St. John's/AHL with 4-12=16 totals in 60 games ... Recorded 300+ penalty minutes for the second straight season with his 316 leading the team and ranking fourth overall in the AHL.

1998-99: Played the season in St. John's/AHL with 8-11=19 totals in 78 games ... Set a St. John's record with a professional career-high 354 penalty minutes and ranked second in the AHL in that category for the season.

1997-98: Spent his first professional season with Toronto's AHL affiliate in St. John's ... Had three assists with 225 PIM in 59 games.

JUNIORS: Played two seasons of junior hockey in Peterborough/OHL with 23-20=43 totals and 396 penalty minutes in 124 career junior games.

TRANSACTIONS: Toronto's sixth pick (seventh round), 190th overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft ... Traded to Chicago by Toronto for Marty Wilford, Sept. 30, 2001 ... Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 12, 2006 ... Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2007.

ETC: Full name, Shawn Thornton ... Nickname, Thorty ... Wife, Erin ... The Bruins are 47-20-10 in the 77 games in which he has had at least one fight over the last five seasons ... That includes the 2010 Winter Classic in which he had the first fight in the history of that event vs. Philadelphia's Daniel Carcillo.

CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year two of a two-year contract with an NHL cap figure of $1,100,000.

NHL FIRSTS:
Game - Oct. 10, 2002 at Columbus
Goal - Oct. 26, 2002 at Carolina
Assist/Point - Oct. 13, 2002 vs. Buffalo

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