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Rats Roundup - Thornton joins the office

by Kyle Morrison /

Thornton's first day on the job

Shawn Thornton's first day on the job

Doug Plagens speaks with new VP of Business Operations, Shawn Thornton

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Welcome back to Rats Roundup! Let's get you all caught up on this week's happenings. No better time for than than a Friday morning.

Speaking of Fridays, this one marks a milestone; Shawn Thornton's first one as a member of the Panthers front office staff. Not exactly a long workweek for him, though, as he got his start yesterday. And it was one heck of a first day.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: (we had one little surprise ready for the new guy��� ��)

That, folks, is an elite desktop background. Not exactly Thorty's choice, though.

This is also Thornton's first foray into the world of desktop trinkets, and he's already surpassed all of his colleagues in that department.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: what in tarnation


The Cats once again join the Predators, Lightning and (host team) Capitals for a rookie tournament - this one's in Estero, Florida! 

The latest Season Rewind features none other than Aaron Ekblad - so check that out! 

Two players inked ELCs with the Panthers yesterday - click here for details! 

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