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FILE - In this March 7, 2016, file photo, Florida Panthers left wing Shawn Thornton (22) and Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla. For Florida Panthers enforcer Shawn Thornton, getting to the NHL was not easy. Neither is leaving. The final game of Thornton's 20-year pro career _ the first half basically spent in the minors before he finally got to the NHL on a permanent basis _ comes Saturday night, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2015, file photo, Florida Panthers forward Shawn Thornton skates prior to an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, in Sunrise, Fla. For Panthers enforcer Shawn Thornton, getting to the NHL was not easy. Neither is leaving. The final game of Thornton's 20-year pro career _ the first half basically spent in the minors before he finally got to the NHL on a permanent basis _ comes Saturday night, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)

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Arizona Coyotes defenseman Luke Schenn (2) and goalie Mike Smith (41) defend as a shot from Florida Panthers left wing Shawn Thornton, not shown, sores during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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Florida Panthers left wing Shawn Thornton (22) and Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki (74) brawl in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Florida Panthers left wing Shawn Thornton, right, celebrates after assisting Colton Sceviour on a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Florida Panthers left wing Shawn Thornton (22) and Tampa Bay Lightning center Cedric Paquette (13) fight as linesman Pierre Racicot intervenes during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Florida Panthers left wing Shawn Thornton (22) scores a goal past Columbus Blue Jackets goalkeeper Joonas Korpisalo, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Columbus Blue Jackets center William Karlsson (25) and Florida Panthers left wing Shawn Thornton (22) fight for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Florida Panthers left wing Shawn Thornton (22) smiles with right wing Paul Thompson (15) after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Linesman Tim Nowak (77) looks on as Florida Panthers right wing Shawn Thornton (22) and Buffalo Sabres left wing Marcus Foligno (82) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

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Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton (22) and Buffalo Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff (10) battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton (22) celebrates his goal against Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith, right, with teammate Gregory Campbell (11) as Coyotes' Keith Yandle (3) skates past during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Bruins defeated the Coyotes 4-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)