Apr 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Shawn Thornton (22) fights with Philadelphia Flyers left wing Jay Rosehill (37) during the first period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Panthers Sign Enforcer Shawn Thornton

Today the Florida Panthers announced they signed veteran, tough guy Shawn Thornton to a 2 year contract worth $2.4 million. Thornton will replace former Panther enforcer Krys Barch in the line-up and is an extremely high character player who will be a good leader in the locker room.

Suprisingly, Thornton can put up some decent numbers for an enforcer as he posted 8 points last year and compiled 74 penalty minutes in 64 games. In the 2010-2011 season Thornton posted a 10 goal 10 assist season and posted 122 penalty minutes. Check out his career stats here.

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