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Shawn Thornton

34-Year-Old Left Wing – Boston Bruins

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Though he’ll never be a big factor on offense, Thornton does boast decent straight-line speed and competent puck skills that make him a steady cog on the Bruins’ fourth line. The key veteran leader racked up just seven points in 45 games this past season, along with 60 PIMs,...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 217   DOB: 7/23/1979   BORN: Oshawa, Ontario   DRAFTED: 7th Rd, #190 Overall in 1997   Show ContractHide Contract

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Shawn Thornton Contract Information:

Signed a two-year extension with Boston in March of 2012.

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Thornton was a healthy scratch Saturday against the Hurricanes, the Boston Globe reports.

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Shawn Thornton NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 26 10 0 0 0 -5 16 16 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 27 48 2 7 9 3 88 60 3.3 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 28 58 4 3 7 -1 74 65 6.2 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 29 79 6 5 11 -2 123 136 4.4 2 0 10:02 0 0 0 0:04 114 7
2009-10 30 74 1 9 10 -9 141 119 0.8 0 0 9:03 0 0 0 0:03 110 17
2010-11 31 NHL BOS 79 10 10 20 8 122 151 6.6 2 0 10:05 0 0 0 0:09 141 18
2011-12 32 NHL BOS 81 5 8 13 -7 154 114 4.4 0 1 9:11 0 0 0 0:04 91 12
2012-13 33 NHL BOS 45 3 4 7 1 60 55 5.5 0 0 8:06 0 0 0 0:02 77 13
2013-14 34 NHL BOS 64 5 3 8 3 74 93 5.4 1 0 8:48 0 0 0 0:03 111 19

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Time On Ice Stats

8:48

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Shawn Thornton was on the ice for 8:48.

0:03

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Shawn Thornton was on the ice for 0:03 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 9:11 0:04
2012-13 8:06 0:02
2013-14 8:48 0:03

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Shawn Thornton 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 18 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 8:52 0:00
Apr 13 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:50 0:00
Apr 12 BUF 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:12 0:00
Apr 10 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 11:33 0:00
Apr 8 at MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 11:16 0:45
Apr 5 PHI 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 1 9:04 0:00
Apr 3 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 8:51 0:00
Apr 2 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 9:20 0:00
Mar 30 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 7 0 9:28 0:00
Mar 29 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 8:03 0:00
Mar 27 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:11 0:00
Mar 24 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 4:49 0:06
Mar 22 at PHO 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 8:12 0:00
Mar 21 at COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:21 0:00
Mar 18 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 12:18 0:00
Mar 17 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 11:00 0:00
Mar 15 CAR Did Not Play
Mar 13 PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 6:27 0:00
Mar 12 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 10:13 0:00
Mar 9 at FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 9:16 0:00
Mar 8 at TB 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 9:35 0:00
Mar 6 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 11:41 0:00
Mar 4 FLA 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 1 9:56 0:00
Mar 2 at NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 8:56 0:00
Mar 1 WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 9:12 0:06
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Feb 26 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 6:07 0:00
Feb 8 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 11:16 0:53
Feb 6 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 7:50 0:00
Feb 4 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 8:44 0:00
Feb 1 EDM 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 6:40 0:00
Jan 30 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 6:46 0:18
Jan 28 FLA 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 3 1 12:03 0:17
Jan 27 at NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:00 0:00
Jan 25 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:13 0:00
Jan 20 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 8:56 0:00
Jan 19 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 6:37 0:00
Jan 16 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 9:05 0:00
Jan 14 TOR 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 4:00 0:00
Jan 11 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 8:42 0:00
Jan 9 at LA Did Not Play
Jan 7 at ANH Did Not Play
Jan 4 WPG Did Not Play
Jan 2 NSH Did Not Play
Dec 31 NYI Did Not Play
Dec 28 at OTT Did Not Play
Dec 27 OTT Did Not Play
Dec 23 at NSH Did Not Play
Dec 21 BUF Did Not Play
Dec 19 at BUF Did Not Play
Dec 17 CGY Did Not Play
Dec 14 at VAN Did Not Play
Dec 12 at EDM Did Not Play
Dec 10 at CGY Did Not Play
Dec 8 at TOR Did Not Play
Dec 7 PIT 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 2:13 0:00
Dec 5 at MON 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 6:36 0:04
Nov 30 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 10:54 0:00
Nov 29 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 8:38 0:00
Nov 27 at DET Did Not Play
Nov 25 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 8:45 0:00
Nov 23 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 9:39 0:05
Nov 21 STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:48 0:00
Nov 19 at NYR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 7:33 0:00
Nov 18 at CAR Did Not Play
Nov 15 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 8:51 0:00
Nov 14 CLS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 7:54 0:00
Nov 11 TB 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 7:05 0:00
Nov 9 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 7:26 0:00
Nov 7 FLA 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 6:40 0:00
Nov 5 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 6:19 0:00
Nov 2 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 9:04 0:00
Oct 31 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 7:09 0:00
Oct 30 at PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:31 0:00
Oct 26 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 8:25 0:00
Oct 24 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 9:31 0:00
Oct 23 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 9:15 0:20
Oct 19 at TB 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 8:07 0:00
Oct 17 at FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 8:26 0:00
Oct 14 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 9:11 0:00
Oct 12 at CLS 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 7:28 0:00
Oct 10 COL 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 5:57 0:00
Oct 5 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 9:21 0:00
Oct 3 TB 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 8:19 0:06

Shawn Thornton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thornton has picked up 12 penalty minutes in his 13 games since returning from a 15-game suspension in January.

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Thornton (suspension), who will miss Thursday's game in Los Angeles, is eligible to return to action Saturday in San Jose, the Boston Herald reports.

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Thornton has chosen not to file a second appeal for his 15-game suspension, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

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The NHL has upheld Thornton's 15-game suspension, TSN.ca reports.

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Thornton will appeal his 15-game suspension, the Boston Globe reports.

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Thornton was suspended 15 games Saturday for his unsportsmanlike behavior during last weekend's game against the Penguins, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

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Thornton met Friday with Brendan Shanahan, director of the NHL's department of player safety, in the wake of an incident last week involving the Bruins' winger and Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpik, the Boston Herald reports.

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Thornton will have an in-person hearing Friday for his sucker punch on the Pens' Brook Orpik over the weekend, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

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Thornton remains suspended indefinitely, pending a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety that is unlikely to occur until later in the week, the Boston Globe reports.

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Thornton will have an in-person hearing with league disciplinarians next week for sucker punching the Penguins' Brooks Orpik while he was down on the ice in Saturday's game, according to NHL Department of Player Safety. Thornton received a match penalty on the play that sent Orpik to hospital on a stretcher.

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Thornton, who was a healthy scratch Monday, returned to the Bruins' lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, scoring a goal in the process.

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Thornton has been held scoreless over five games, but has provided 17 penalty minutes.

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2013-14

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2012-13

With just 13 points in 81 games this past year, Thornton is more valuable to the Bruins than he is to fantasy owners. Though he’ll never be a nifty offensive weapon, Thornton does possess decent straight-line speed and decent puck skills to go along with the pugilistic skills his job requires.

2011-12

Thornton's 10 goals and 10 assists this past season both represent career-highs for the B's gritty winger. He topped 100 PIMs for the third straight season, but despite his rep as a tough guy/grinder, he has decent skills which help bring an element of reliability to the B's effective (of late) fourth line.

2010-11

Thornton's grit and leadership are what keep him in Boston, and on the team's fourth line, but his penalty minutes are the only thing that would make him of interest to fantasy owners. Thornton's 21 fighting majors in 2009-10 led the Bruins, and he's put up 264 penalty minutes over the last two seasons combined.

2009-10

Thornton, a fourth-line regular, brings leadership and grit to the table, but his offensive upside is limited, making PIMs the only category he can really help fantasy owners in.

2008-09

A fourth-liner with little offensive upside, Thornton earns his keep with his gritty play. He'd need a few more PIMs though to make rostering him in fantasy leagues worthwhile.

2007-08

Thornton is strictly a fourth-liner, who is expected to be Boston's intimidator.

2006-07

Thornton was a minus-five with no points in 10 games last season, so it's likely he will spend nearly all of his season in the AHL barring injuries.

2005-06

Thornston is a defensive winger who has served his time in the minors. He had a cup of coffee with the Hawks in 2003-04. Last season, he logged 253 penalty minutes and has more than 2,000 in his minor league career.