Thorne skated in 37 games with Toledo last season after being claimed off of waivers from Fort Wayne. With the Walleye he scored five goals, added six assists and had 58 penalty minutes. The native of Mississauga, Ontario had two goals, one assist and 37 penalty minutes in 26 games last year with the Komets.
His first professional season was in 2011-12 when he helped the Fort Wayne Komets win the Central Hockey League championship. Thorne had 11 goals, 21 assists and 90 penalty minutes that first year. The 6’0”, 180 pound forward appeared in 189 games in the Ontario Hockey League before turning professional with 32 goals, 25 assists and 236 penalty minutes over four seasons.