Shawn Thornton
Position Left/Right wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 1 in (0 m)
217 lb (99 kg)
Teams Chicago Blackhawks
Anaheim Ducks
Boston Bruins
Florida Panthers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 23 1977 (1977-07-23) (age 43),
Oshawa, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 190th overall, 1997
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 1997 – 2017

Shawn Thornton (born on July 23, 1977 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional hockey forward known as an enforcer.

Playing Career[edit | edit source]

He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1997, 190th overall. He won the Stanley Cup in 2007 with the Anaheim Ducks and in 2011 with the Boston Bruins.

On July 1, 2007, he became an unrestricted free agent and signed an undisclosed multi-year deal with the Boston Bruins.

With the Bruins he became famous for taking on enforcers like Georges Laraque, Donald Brashear and Riley Cote. He also had his own video blog on the Bruins website.

He is not related to Joe Thornton or Scott Thornton, who also played in the NHL.

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