Billy Jaffe: Shawn Thornton A True Leader, Mentor (Video)

The Boston Bruins will not bring Shawn Thornton back for the 2014-15 season, ending the veteran forward’s seven-year tenure with the Original Six franchise that included two Stanley Cup Final appearances and a championship in 2011.

Thornton will be 37 years old at the start of next season, and the Bruins likely wanted to get faster and younger on the fourth line.

Check out the video above for some analysis of Thornton’s departure.