No player has accepted Boston as his home more than Shawn Thornton. The Oshawa, Ontario, native now lives in Boston year-round, and the city has accepted him with open arms. His physical play and willingness to drop the gloves has endeared him not only to the city, but to his teammates, as well. A member of the Bruins since the 2007 season, Thornton is a figure who demands respect in the locker room — and physically insists on it on the ice.
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