Thornton Happy Not to Retire Yet

Florida Panthers’ Shawn Thornton ‘very happy to get’ extension

Shawn Thornton wasn’t sure he would get a chance to play next season. If a contract didn’t come, he said, so be it.

“I was prepared that, if no one wanted me and I was forced out, I was quite comfortable with the career I had,” the Panthers’ 38-year-old forward said.

Well, the Panthers wanted Thornton back.

He sure is happy about it, too.