Found December 06, 2012 on
Shawn Thornton would normally be in the midst of a hockey season, dropping his gloves with any willing combatant.
The NHL lockout has put any stop to those plans — not that the guys on the other end of Thornton’s fists are complaining — but a guy needs something to do while his job is on hiatus. And maybe, just maybe, Thornton found a new career path after his days in the NHL come to an end.
On Wednesday night, the Boston Pops kicked off their orchestral holiday concert season, joined by the likes of a Bruins winger. Thornton narrated the holiday classic “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with musical accompaniment provided by one of the nation’s premiere orchestras.
Check out the video above for Thornton’s holiday cheer and the musical talents of the Boston Pops.
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Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton was a special guest during Wednesday night's Boston Pops Orchestra performance as he was called on stage to narrate during the arrangement of "Twas the Night Before Christmas".
Video via GoingFiveHole. H/T Puck Daddy.
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