Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nathan Horton
Nathan Horton was born May 29, 1985 in Welland, Ontario. The first round, third overall selection of the Florida Panthers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Horton is a graduate of the OHL's Oshawa Generals.

An offensively gifted forward, Horton played two seasons in Oshawa tallying 135 points (64-71-135) before making his NHL debut with Florida in 2003-04. The Welland, Ontario native impressed the Panther staff with his gritty play, thus earning himself a roster spot. Despite a shoulder injury in the latter stages of the season, Horton went on to register 22 points on the strength of 14 goals.

Over the next three seasons in Florida, Horton would improve offensively and twice record 67 points. Prior to the start of his 2007-08 season, Horton signed a six-year, 24 million dollar contract with the Panthers.

On the international stage, Horton was a gold medal winner with Canada's Under-18 Team in 2002; Horton also led Team Ontario to a bronze medal at the 2002 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.

On June 22, 2010, Horton was dealt to the Boston Bruins along with Gregory Campbell in exchange for defender Denis Wideman and a pair of draft picks. The move would prove to be a great one for Horton. He would go on to have his most offensively productive seasons in years and played a key role in the Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup championship.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Thorold Blackhawks ON-Jr.B 41 16 31 47 75
2001-02 Oshawa Generals OHL 64 31 36 67 84 -6 5 1 2 3 10
2002-03 Oshawa Generals OHL 54 33 35 68 111 +6 13 9 6 15 10
2003-04 Florida Panthers NHL 55 14 8 22 57 -5
2004-05 San Antonio Rampage AHL 21 5 4 9 21 +1
2005-06 Florida Panthers NHL 71 28 19 47 89 +8
2006-07 Florida Panthers NHL 82 31 31 62 61 +15
2007-08 Florida Panthers NHL 82 27 35 62 85 +15
2008-09 Florida Panthers NHL 67 22 23 45 48 -5
2009-10 Florida Panthers NHL 65 20 37 57 42 -1
2010-11 Boston Bruins NHL 80 26 27 53 85 +29 21 8 9 17 35
2011-12 Boston Bruins NHL 46 17 15 32 54 0
2012-13 Boston Bruins NHL 43 13 9 22 22 +1 22 7 12 19 14
2013-14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 36 5 14 19 24 -3
NHL Totals 627 203 218 421 567 43 15 21 36 49


OHL All-Rookie Team (2002) Signed as a free agent by San Antonio (AHL), October 28, 2004. Traded to Boston by Florida with Gregory Campbell for Dennis Wideman, Boston's 1st round choice (later traded to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Derek Forbort) in 2010 Entry Draft and Boston's 3rd round choice (Kyle Rau) in 2011 Entry Draft, June 22, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 5, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to shoulder surgery, July 17, 2013.