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Back In The Homeland

from Shawn P. Roarke of NHL.com,

Hockey has given Shawn Thornton many things in life, but he never imagined it would bring him back to his roots.

Yet, there Thornton sat Thursday afternoon—after an overnight flight from Boston—in the city of his mother’s birth, peeling off a sweaty Boston Bruins jersey and ruminating exactly on what the game has given him.

Just since signing with Boston in 2007, Thornton has found a hockey home and been exposed to experiences he never believed to be possible.

“I’m pretty fortunate, my first exhibition game with Boston after I signed was in Newfoundland and I hadn’t been back there in five or six years and now this,” Thornton told NHL.com Thursday. “The timing has been pretty good for myself.”

Thornton played his first four pro seasons in the American Hockey League with the St. John’s Maple Leafs, which made that first trip such a powerful homecoming.

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