The Boston Bruins' offseason is officially under way.
On Tuesday, the Bruins traded for forward Nathan Horton and center Gregory Campbell. In exchange, the Panthers receive defenseman Dennis Wideman, the 15th overall pick in this weekend's NHL Entry Draft, as well as Boston's third-round pick in the 2011 draft, this according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, who is reporting the deal is done.
Horton was the third overall pick of Florida in 2003, and has scored at least 20 goals in each of the past five seasons, including a career-best of 31 in the 2006-07 campaign. This past year was his lowest offensive output thus far (not including his rookie season), as he recorded just 20 goals in 65 games.
Horton, who is 6-2, 229, is a skilled shooter for a man of his size, and plays with intensity and emotion.
Florida now holds the No. 3, No. 15, No. 33, No. 36 and No. 50 picks in this weekend's draft.
Expect plenty more reaction and analysis at our Bruins blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder.
|2009 - Nathan Horton||65||20||37||57||-1||42||7||2||4||0||159||12.6|
|2009 - Gregory Campbell||60||2||15||17||-5||53||0||0||1||0||84||2.4|
|2009 - Dennis Wideman||76||6||24||30||-14||34||2||0||2||0||146||4.1|