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Nathan Horton is heading to Columbus.
The former Bruins forward signed with the Blue Jackets Friday, according to the team’s Twitter account. Horton’s deal is for seven years, $37.1 million and he will get $30 million in first five years, according to Bob McKenzie. Horton will also be out until December following offseason shoulder surgery.
BREAKING: #CBJ have agreed to terms with forward Nathan Horton on a seven-year contract -- BlueJackets.com/Horton— NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 05, 2013
Nathan Horton's deal with CBJ is 7 years, $37.1 ($5.3 AAV) but he gets $30M in first 5 years.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 05, 2013
Nathan Horton will undergo shoulder surgery this summer. Expected to be sidelined until December.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 05, 2013
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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton has undergone surgery to repair a shoulder injury suffered during the Stanley Cup finals, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced on Wednesday.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Jon Warner at the Boston Shoulder Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Horton signed a seven-year, $37.1-million contract with the Blue Jackets on July...
Nathan Horton closed the book on the Boston Bruins Friday afternoon when he agreed to a seven-year, $37.1 million contact to play for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nathan Horton’s deal with CBJ is 7 years, $37.1 ($5.3 AAV) but he gets $30M in first 5 years.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
The deal gives Horton pretty much exactly what he wanted this offseason – to...
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...
With the Philadelphia Flyers scooping up Vincent Lecavalier on Tuesday, Nathan Horton now becomes arguably the top winger available on the free-agent market.
Horton opted not to return to the Bruins after three seasons in Boston, and it has not taken long for teams to come calling.
Horton was in Columbus on Wednesday to meet with the Blue Jackets, his agent confirmed to The Columbus...
Jarmo Kekalainen and John Davidson broke out their big boy bait and tackle and landed one of the big fish of the summer free agent feeding frenzy agreeing to terms with Nathan Horton on a seven-year, $37.1MM ($5.3MM AAV) contract. The move addresses the Jackets glaring lack of goal scoring and signals that Columbus was not fooled by this past season's playoff surge.
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,
Yet, this being Day 1, there is inherent risk. Horton has suffered two severe concussions, both from hits delivered by former Jackets. Aaron Rome knocked Horton out of the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011. The following January, Tom Sestito hit Horton and Horton missed the rest of the season. This past spring, Horton suffered a separated...
Nathan Horton is now officially gone. The Columbus Blue Jackets have annouced they signed Horton to a seven year deal.
Holy **** that's a long term contract.
Nathan Horton's deal with CBJ is 7 years, $37.1 ($5.3 AAV) but he gets $30M in first 5 years.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
Not an awful AAV, though. The contract length might kill...
Word is the Blue Jackets have been positioning money because they have their heart set on two players....Valteri Filppula and Nathan Horton. It has been widely reported that Horton visited Columbus yesterday and Filppula played for gm Jarmo Kekalainen during the lockout.
I have been reporting for some time the jackets were priming to make a it splash....this appears to be it....
Columbus already made one big move this offseason- retaining Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky with a two-year deal. Now on the first day of free agency, they’ve made another significant transaction.
Landing the player who was arguably the jewel of the free agency class, the Blue Jackets have signed right wing Nathan Horton to a seven-year, $37.1M deal, according...
On a Wednesday, former Bruins power forward Nathan Horton boarded a commercial airliner and flew to Columbus, Ohio. Just another July day fro Horton. When the plane landed, me met with the Columbus Blue Jax front office dignitaries. Presumably, they took Horton on a tour of their facility , then talked some more. When the meeting concluded, Horton went back to the airport, hopped on another fl...
By Rick Gethin, FOXSportsOhio.com
Columbus, Ohio Another piece to the puzzle in Columbus was added during the first day of NHL Free Agency.
The newest player to don the Union Blue is forward Nathan Horton, formerly of the Boston Bruins. Horton, who signed a 7 year37.1 million deal today, comes to the Blue Jackets as a proven power-forward with 43 games of NHL playoffs experience...
The Columbus Blue Jackets signed forward Nathan Horton to a seven year, 37.1M (5.3M AAV) contract. Horton went to the Stanley Cup finals last season with the Boston Bruins but told them that he would not be returning and would test the free agent market. Columbus really like Horton and feel he’s going to be a very solid player for [...]
from Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch,
John Davidson watched four hockey reporters discuss various free agent signings on Canada’s TSN network on Friday. The Blue Jackets’ signing of Boston Bruins’ free agent forward Nathan Horton came up and the Jackets’ president of hockey operations blew a gasket.
“They asked about the good ones and the bad ones, and ( Toronto...
So just past midnight Eastern time on Friday morning, let's take a quick examination of what likely lies ahead for the Detroit Red Wings when it comes to the opening of the free agent market beginning at 12 noon later today:
Despite their interest in players such as Nathan Horton and David Clarkson to add some much needed grit and goal-scoring ability to their top-six, Detroit...
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As giddy as James Nelson gets about the upcoming draft, multiply that feeling by around twenty and you’ll get a sense of what I find about the chance to improve a team through an influx of new talent available in free agency.
If Poile was anxious and excited about the availability of Jones falling from the first position to the Predators...