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Thrashers re-sign Thorburn to contract extension

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The Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed forward Chris Thorburn to a multiple-year contract extension, according to General Manager Rick Dudley. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Thorburn, 27, has appeared in all 62 games for the Thrashers this season, earning 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) and has tied his career-high in goals. He registered a career-best three-game goal streak earlier this season from Oct. 9 to Oct. 15, and posted a career-high three points (one goal, two assists) on Dec. 18 vs. New Jersey. Thorburn's 16 points are two shy of the career-high 18 he recorded with the Thrashers during the 2007-08 campaign.

The 6-3, 230-pound right wing has appeared in 334 career NHL games with Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Atlanta, posting 68 points (26 goals, 42 assists) and 412 penalty minutes. He tallied 102 points (41 goals, 61 assists) in 211 American Hockey League games with Rochester and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from 2003 to 2007.

The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, native was acquired by the Thrashers from Pittsburgh for a third-round selection in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft (Robert Bortuzzo) on June 22, 2007.

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