NHL Free Agency Rumors: Bruins and Shawn Thornton Reportedly Close to New Deal

March 17th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »

UPDATE: Saturday, March 17 at 5:39 p.m. ET

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Boston Bruins and forward Shawn Thornton have agreed to a two-year contract worth $1.1 million per season.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to BOS's Shawn Thornton. Agreed to terms on a two-year extension worth $1.1M per year. #buysalottaguinness

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 17, 2012 The Boston Bruins and veteran forward Shawn Thornton are close on a new two-year contract, reports ESPN's Craig Custance.

Bruins and Shawn Thornton close to new two-year deal. He would have been free agent July 1.

— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) March 17, 2012 Thornton is one of nine Bruins players who will become unrestricted free agents on July 1 if not signed to a new contract before then.

Thornton is a very important player to the Bruins, and a lot of the impact he has on the team cannot be found by glancing at the stat sheet after games. 

The veteran forward provides Boston with exceptional leadership and is a valuable locker room presence who the coaches and players all respect. When Thornton sp ...

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