The Toronto Maple Leafs added a great veteran presence last year when they signed Joe Thornton to a one year deal.
There was some hope that he'd be back again but he's decided to ditch the Leafs.
Thornton will be staying in the Atlantic Division though.
The 42 year old has signed a one year deal with the Florida Panthers.
"With more than 1,600 games played in the NHL, Joe will bring a wealth of experience to our locker room and lineup," said Zito. "His drive to succeed is unmistakable and we are thrilled that he chose to sign with our club and that he believes in what we are building here in South Florida."
Do you think this is a good fit for Thornton?
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— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) August 13, 2021