The Beast are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens and the American Hockey League’s St. John’s IceCaps.
Thorne will suit up for his second season as a member of the Beast after logging 13 points (8g-5a) and 123 penalty minutes for the team last year. The Mississauga, Ontario native also led the Beast with 13 fighting majors in 61 games.
Prior to turning pro, Thorne played three seasons with the Brampton Battalion and was named team captain in 2010-11. His first professional season came the following year with the Fort Wayne Komets, where he captured a Central Hockey League title alongside current Beast Head Coach, and then Komets’ captain, Colin Chaulk.