Shawn Thornton a Leader in Boston
Shawn Thornton settles in
Thornton considers age only a number. The fact that he continues to be a reliable force on the ice is impressive given his role as an enforcer. Leadership is something that has always come naturally to him, so it doesn’t matter that he’s now one of the oldest players on the team.
“I was the captain on pretty much every team I played on in the minors and I try to take pride in being a good guy in the room, and trying to be a leader,” Thornton said. “I don’t think this year is any different than in years past.