Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 7/5/13
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets made a major move on Friday to shore up their lagging offense by signing free-agent right wing Nathan Horton away from the Boston Bruins.The 28-year-old playoff-hardened forward, who visited Columbus earlier this week, signed a seven-year deal worth 37.1 million -- with 30 million of that coming in the first five years."This is a team on the rise with great players and I'm looking forward to being a part of it," Horton said of the Blue Jackets. "We felt at home as soon as we visited here and it was pretty clear to us that this is where we wanted to live. This is a great fit for me and my family."He was to be formally introduced at a Friday afternoon news conference.Horton, who still needs offseason shoulder surgery which will delay the start of his season, provides the Blue Jackets with punch it lacked a year ago when it just missed the playoffs on a tiebreaker.Columbus finished finishing 25th in the NHL in goals. Horton has averaged ...
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