On March 17, 2012 fans had something more to cheer about than a victory over the Flyers and a reason to celebrate and drink green beer as Shawn Thornton and the Boston Bruins agreed to a two-year contract extension in the amount of $2.2 million.
The deal had been in the works for a couple of months. This season alone Thornton has 4 goals and 12 points in 69 games for the Bruins. While there is little doubt that the enforcer will not remain in Boston, he has yet to actually ‘sign’ a contract. However, coming off of his best season ever and becoming more involved with the community with his “Cuts For A Cause” and Instigator Report, it’s unlikely he won’t stick around.
UPDATE::: Bruins have just announced they have officially signed Shawn Thornton to a two-year contract. (March 19, 2012 4:25pm EST)