Thornton Settles in as Bruins' Elder Statesman

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Thornton Settles in as Bruins' Elder Statesman
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Shawn Thornton is always paying attention. The Boston Bruins' veteran leader closely observes what happens on the ice, and what occurs off of it, too. Similarly, he protects his teammates on and off the ice, and he's not afraid to speak his mind. Thornton's personality, hockey skills and community presence never have been overlooked in his time in Boston.

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