The Boston Bruins
have signed forward Shawn Thornton
to a two-year contract extension, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Friday. The 32-year-old left wing was due to become an unrestricted free agent.
Thornton scored 1 goal and 10 points with 141 penalty minutes in 74 regular-season games in 2009-10. He was scoreless with 4 penalty minutes in 12 postseason games.
Thornton, who previously played with the Blackhawks and Ducks, came to Boston as a free agent on July 1, 2007. In three seasons with the Bruins, he has 11 goals and 28 points with 338 penalty minutes in 211 games.
In seven NHL seasons, Thornton has 15 goals and 40 points with 496 penalty minutes in 290 career games. The native of Oshawa, Ontario was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs
in the seventh round, No. 190, of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.