Nathan Horton Heading to Boston Bruins

June 22nd, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
TSN is reporting that the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins have put together a deal that will send Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell to the Boston Bruins for defenseman Dennis Wideman and the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Horton fractured his leg last season, causing him to miss 17 games. That said, he did manage to post 20 goals and 57 points in 65 games played with the Panthers, and by all accounts, looks to have healed from his injury.

Horton has posted five straight 20 goal season’s, with his best total coming in 2006-07 when he scored 31 goals.

Horton will help the Bruins offensively, both on the power play and five-on-five, while also bringing a bit of grit, and a tremendous compete level.

The Bruins are known for their depth at centre, and with the B’s set to take Tyler Seguin (a natural centre) in this years draft, they needed an upgrade on the wing.

The 26-year-old Campbell has played 363 NHL games, scoring 29 goals, adding 56 assists, for a total of 85 career points. Clearly, while a useful bit player, Campbell is a throw-in.

In Wideman the Panthers get a genuine top three defenseman who can score g ...

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