BOSTON (CBS) – The Bruins have re-signed Shawn Thornton to a two-year contract extension after this season, the Bruins officially announced on Monday evening.
The contract extension was originally reported by TSN over the weekdn.
Thornton, 34, will earn $1.1 million per season beginning next year.
“I’m sure it will happen today, so I’m ecstatic,” Thornton said Monday morning on Toucher & Rich.
He was set to become a free agent in the offseason.
This year, Thornton has four goals and eight assists in 70 games, while leading the league in fighting majors with 19.