Shawn Thornton Dons Panthers Gear At Bruins Captains’ Practice (Photos)


Boston Bruins fans received their first look at what life without Shawn Thornton might look like — well, sort of.

Thornton still is in the Boston area, and he was on the ice Tuesday morning at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., where he skated with a handful of ex-teammates at Bruins captains’ practice.

The veteran enforcer wasn’t wearing any black and gold or a spoked-B, though, as he took to the ice in his new Florida Panthers gear after signing with the team this offseason.

Of course, non-Bruins skating at these informal practices is nothing new. The practice sessions normally serve as a chance for players in the area — no matter the team they play for — to get in some work before training camp opens.

Plenty of actual Bruins were at the practice session, with reigning Selke Trophy winner Patrice Bergeron leading the way.

Bruins training camp begins Sept. 19.

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