|Assets:||Can shoot the puck at will and skates very well for a big man. Has excellent goal-scoring ability and can get hot for long periods of time. Has the total package for a hockey player.|
|Flaws:||Is not a consistent performer in any area of the game. Needs to do a better job of keeping his emotions in check, and his head up at all times (since he has concussion issues).|
|Career Potential:||Big, skilled but fragile scoring winger.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2010-11 (Boston)|
|Canadian Major Junior||All-Rookie Team||2001-02|
|OHL||First All-Rookie Team||2001-02|
|5/01/2013||Missed the last 5 regular season games (upper body injury).|
|4/21/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/25/2012||Missed 36 regular season and 7 playoff games (mild concussion).|
|2/17/2012||Mild concussion, injured reserve.|
|2/08/2012||Mild concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/24/2012||Mild concussion, day-to-day.|
|6/15/2011||Missed the last 4 playoff games (concussion).|
|6/07/2011||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/11/2011||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|6/22/2010||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|3/18/2010||Missed 17 games (fractured leg).|
|1/23/2010||Fractured leg, early March.|
|3/23/2009||Missed 6 games (finger injury).|
|3/10/2009||Finger injury, early April.|
|12/18/2008||Missed 9 games (right ankle injury).|
|11/28/2008||Right ankle injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/21/2007||Re-signed by the Florida Panthers to a six-year contract.|
|7/11/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|3/20/2006||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|12/01/2005||Missed 10 games (sprained left knee).|
|11/09/2005||Sprained left knee, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/29/2004||Signed by the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).|
|4/04/2004||Missed the last 5 games of the regular season (shoulder surgery).|
|3/31/2004||Shoulder surgery, remainder of the regular season.|
|3/27/2004||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|2/29/2004||Missed 21 games (shoulder surgery).|
|1/16/2004||Shoulder surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/13/2004||Shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/06/2003||Signed by the Florida Panthers to a three-year contract.|
|6/22/2010||Florida Panthers traded Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell to the Boston Bruins for Dennis Wideman, a 1st round selection in 2010 and a 3rd round selection in 2011.|
|6/21/2003||Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round (3rd overall) in 2003.|
Nathan Horton triggers Boston's comeback | 05/14/2013 8:48 AM
NewsNathan Horton's third-period goal triggered the Bruins' improbable rally over the Leafs.
ImpactDown 4-1 with a little more than 14 minutes left, the Bruins had little energy and they were hearing it from the crowd. But Horton's goal provided a jolt. "It was tough there on the bench, getting booed, and looking at the time clock and watching the seconds count down," said Brad Marchand. ... "After [Horton] got that first one for us that started the climb back, we see the emotion on the bench and guys started to believe. That's what we needed."
Horton takes hit to help Bruins win in OT | 05/09/2013 9:46 AM
NewsLinemate David Krejci credited Nathan Horton with taking a hit to make a play on his overtime winner in Game 4 Wednesday night.
ImpactToronto captain stepped up on Horton during the extra session, but he managed to get the puck to Krejci who scored his third goal of the contest to give Boston a 3-1 series lead. Horton had two helpers Wednesday night, but failed to score a goal for the first time in four games. Overall, he has six points (three goals, three assists) against Toronto in the series.
Horton has been integral to Boston's wins | 05/08/2013 6:41 AM
NewsNathan Horton has scored in three straight games against Toronto heading into Game 4 Wednesday night.
ImpactTwo of his markers have been game winners and a result the Bruins hold a 2-1 series lead in their quarterfinal series versus the Maple Leafs. Horton didn't get to play in the postseason last year because of a concussion, so he's excited to be back and competing again. "I just really want to do well," he said. "I'm moving my feet. I'm not thinking too much, just playing my game. Playing better has a lot to do with having a lot of fun. It's only been three games, but it's fun to play in the playoffs, that's for sure." Horton has also chipped in an assist and owns a plus-5 rating. He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and would like to re-sign with Boston, but with the playoffs still going he isn't thinking about that situation yet.
Nathan Horton buries Leafs with 2-point night | 05/06/2013 10:23 PM
NewsNathan Horton had the game-winning goal and an assist in Monday night's 5-2 Game 4 win.
ImpactHorton's goal turned out to be the game winner after Phil Kessel scored 47 seconds into the third period, but it was the timing of Horton's goal that mattered the most. After throwing shot after shot at the net, the Maple Leafs finally got on the board at 13:45 of the second period to cut Boston's lead to 2-1. Unfortunately for Toronto, Horton scored just 50 seconds later to make it 3-1 and Daniel Paille potted a short-handed goal at 16:37 to up it to 4-1.
Nathan Horton nets a goal in Saturday's loss | 05/04/2013 10:22 PM
NewsNathan Horton scored a goal in Boston's 4-2 defeat Saturday night.
ImpactJohnny Boychuk netted the Bruins' other goal and led the team with six blocked shots in the losing effort. Milan Lucic, David Krejci, Zdeno Chara, and Brad Marchand each registered an assist for the Bruins. Chara also led the Bruins in ice time with 25:49 minutes. The series is now tied at 1-1 and will head to Toronto.
Horton looked strong in Game 1 after layoff | 05/04/2013 10:49 AM
NewsNathan Horton may have benefited from his five-game layoff due to what was believed to be a wrist injury.
ImpactHe returned to action for Game 1 against Toronto looking refreshed and was very effective scoring a goal, administering three hits and taking three shots on Leaf netminder James Reimer. Boston coach Calude Julien even admitted that the rest may have helped Horton. "I thought he was coming along pretty well," Julien said. "When he got hurt, I thought he was coming along, I liked his game. But at the same time, maybe the rest did help. But he was a good player down the stretch. Had he kept going, I think we would've seen a good player to finish the season off." Anyway you look at it, Horton seems to be poised for a big post-season. Keep that in mind when setting your playoff pool rosters.
Nathan Horton listed as game-time decision | 05/01/2013 12:19 PM
NewsNathan Horton is being listed as a game-time decision for Game 1 on Wednesday night, but it appears to be a safe bet that he'll play.
ImpactHe skated for a second straight day alongside Milan Lucic and David Krejci during the Bruins' game-day practice. Horton hasn't played since April 29 due to an upper-body injury.
Nathan Horton skates Tuesday, ready to go | 04/30/2013 3:12 PM
NewsNathan Horton (upper body) practiced Tuesday and says he's ready to play in Wednesday's Game 1.
CSN New England
ImpactCoach Claude Julien was a little more cautious than Horton on Tuesday, saying he wanted to see how Horton feels on Wednesday before making the final decision. We should know his status for certain after Wednesday's morning skate. Horton missed the last five games of the regular season with a suspected hand or wrist injury.
Nathan Horton uncertain for Game 1 | 04/30/2013 8:28 AM
NewsNathan Horton is expected to return in the playoffs from his upper-body injury, but GM Peter Chiarelli wouldn't say if the Bruins winger would be ready for Game 1 Wednesday night.
Impact"I would say he's day-to-day," Chiarelli said. Horton missed the last five games of the regular season with a suspected hand or wrist injury.
Nathan Horton sits out fifth straight game | 04/29/2013 10:00 AM
NewsNathan Horton (upper body) missed his fifth straight game Sunday night.
ImpactIt's still unclear if he will be ready to go for the start of the playoffs. If he can't play then Carl Soderberg could get a chance to make his NHL postseason debut in Game 1 Wednesday night.
Horton doesn't make trip to Washington | 04/27/2013 10:09 AM
NewsNathan Horton (upper body) did not accompany his teammates to Washington.
ImpactHe will not play Saturday against the Caps and has to be considered questionable at best for Sunday's season finale against Ottawa.
Nathan Horton will not return on Saturday | 04/26/2013 3:40 PM
NewsNathan Horton's upper body injury is believed to be related to his hand or wrist.
ImpactHorton was on the ice Friday morning, but won't play on Saturday against Washington. He should be regarded as day-to-day beyond that.
Nathan Horton (UBI) misses another game | 04/26/2013 8:50 AM
NewsNathan Horton (upper body) missed his third straight game Thursday night.
ImpactBruins coach Claude Julien said the forward is progressing well, but his status for the weekend's games are still unclear. Once he returns to the lineup, Carl Soderberg could be the one to sit.
Nathan Horton won | 04/25/2013 12:19 PM
NewsNathan Horton (upper body) won't play Thursday night.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactHe skated in the morning prior to the Bruins' practice session. Coach Claude Julien said Horton is considered "day-to-day."
Horton (upper body) will not play on Tuesday | 04/22/2013 1:24 PM
NewsNathan Horton's undisclosed injury is related to his upper body.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactHorton will miss Tuesday's game against Philadelphia. He sustained the ailment during his fight with Pittsburgh's Jarome Iginla on Saturday.
Horton injured during fight, update coming | 04/20/2013 6:11 PM
NewsBruins coach Claude Julien hasn't updated Nathan Horton's (undisclosed) condition yet, but there should be one in the near future.
CSN New England
ImpactHorton left Saturday's game following a fight with Pittsburgh's Jarome Iginla. "Obviously the injury came from the fight. I'll let you guys know whenever the final evaluation is made," said Julien. "That could be later on tonight, or tomorrow morning at the latest."
Nathan Horton suffers possible hand injury | 04/20/2013 1:39 PM
NewsNathan Horton will not return to the Boston Bruins' game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactThe Bruins didn't specify the reason for Horton's departure, but he might have injured his hand during his sparring match with Pittsburgh's Jarome Iginla. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Nathan Horton is on a three-game goal streak | 04/01/2013 8:21 AM
NewsNathan Horton had a goal and an assist on Sunday.
CSN New England
ImpactHorton is now on a three-game goal scoring streak. He had four goals and nine points in 17 contests last month and if anything we could see him produce at a bit higher of a point-per-game pace in April.
Nathan Horton on a hot streak | 03/31/2013 9:51 AM
NewsNathan Horton has scored in back-to-back contests.
ImpactHorton scored Boston's lone goal in a 3-1 loss Saturday. It looks like he is returning to form after his long layoff from a concussion and may be worth a look in 14-team leagues.
Nathan Horton scores in a losing effort | 03/30/2013 3:41 PM
NewsNathan Horton scored Boston's lone goal in a 3-1 loss Saturday.
ImpactHorton has 10 goals and 18 points in 33 contests. Dennis Seidenberg registered an assist for the Bruins.
Nathan Horton struggles to produce points | 03/14/2013 9:34 AM
NewsNathan Horton has one goal in his last 10 contests.
ImpactHe has also picked up just two assists over that span. The Bruins expect more from him and linemate Milan Lucic, but they haven't been getting much from either of lately. At least with Horton, he's still registering shots with more regularity. The two of them, along with center David Krejci, need to do more to help out Patrice Bergeron's unit and provide the team with more a balanced attack.
Nathan Horton scores two in win over TB | 02/22/2013 12:37 AM
NewsNathan Horton recorded his fifth and sixth goals of the season Thursday as the Bruins dropped Tampa Bay by a score of 4-2.
ImpactThis is only the second game in Horton's last eight in which he has found the back of the net, but his six shots on goal make us optimistic about his production going forward. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each recorded a goal and an assist in the win while rookie Dougie Hamilton picked up two assists.
Nathan Horton scores Tuesday to end mini funk | 02/13/2013 10:41 AM
NewsNathan Horton got his first goal in his last five games Tuesday during the club's 4-3 shootout loss to the Rangers.
ImpactThe Bruins winger had scored all six of his previous points during a five-game scoring spree prior to ending his recent three-game point drought Tuesday night. Horton has 30 shots in 11 games this season, so he is trying to be more consistent. He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year.
Nathan Horton practices on Bruins' 2nd line | 02/09/2013 10:20 AM
NewsBruin coach Claude Julien seems willing to continue to play Nathan Horton on Boston's second line.
ImpactJulien shuffled his lines last game promoting Tyler Seguin to the first unit alongside David Krejci and Milan Lucic, while moving Horton down to play with Patrice Bergeron and Rich Peverley. Given that that was how the practice lines were on Friday, we expect Horton to once again line up on the second unit. The demotion has a marginal negative impact on Horton's fantasy value.
B's getting production out of Horton line | 01/31/2013 10:38 AM
NewsGoing into the 2013 campaign there were some questions how the line of Nathan Horton, David Krejci and Milan Lucic would do.
ImpactAfter all, Horton was returning from a concussion and Lucic hadn't played anywhere during the lockout. Luckily for the Bruins, there has been no drop off in play of the talented trio on the ice through six games this season. Horton has produced three goals and two assists in his past four contests, while Lucic has four points on the year and Krejci, who played overseas during the work stoppage, has recorded six points.
Nathan Horton scores big goal in victory | 01/29/2013 11:15 PM
NewsNathan Horton's third period goal was a key factor in the Bruins 2-1 shootout win over New Jersey Tuesday.
ImpactHorton's third tally of the campaign evened the game at 1-1 with about four minutes remaining. Linemates Milan Lucic and David Krejci each drew an assist on the timely scoring play.
Nathan Horton scores first goal of 2013 | 01/24/2013 10:25 AM
NewsNathan Horton potted his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers.
ImpactThe big Boston winger has seven shots and five hits to his credit as well after three games this campaign, so it looks like he is returning to form after his long layoff from a concussion.
Nathan Horton participates in scrimmage | 01/16/2013 11:00 AM
NewsNathan Horton got his first bit of game action and he initiated some contact during Boston's Tuesday night scrimmage.
Impact"It felt really good to be out there," said Horton, who hasn't played since Jan. 22, 2012 because of a concussion. "It's different than anything else. I've been doing scrimmages, a little shinny, practices. It's way different being on the ice in a game situation. It feels so good to be back. I have no worries, no nothing. I just feel myself. Just trying to push as hard as I can, move my feet, and try to get back as soon as possible." The Bruins will need Horton and his linemate Milan Lucic to come out of the gate quickly in the shortened season, but it may take the big-bodied forwards some time to find their legs.
Nathan Horton skates, feels 'great' | 01/11/2013 10:24 AM
NewsNathan Horton on Thursday skated full speed with his teammates for the first time since suffering a concussion in January of 2012.
The Boston Globe
ImpactExcellent news. Horton sustained his first head injury during Game 3 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, then received another hit the next season and ultimately couldn't get back on the ice. "I feel great," Horton said. "I've had a lot of time to work out and get back to normal. Obviously it's been tough for everyone this year. It's not the way anybody wanted it to be. But I feel great. Better than I have in a long time." The Bruins forward is in the final year of a six-year, $24 million contract.
Horton: I'm not even worried about my head | 01/10/2013 1:25 PM
NewsNathan Horton doesn't think the concussion he sustained in Jan. 2011 is a factor anymore.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactHorton was limited to 46 games last season with post-concussion syndrome. "I'm not even worried about my head," Horton said. "Or being in contact. Or getting in a fight. I feel better than I have in a long, long time." His agent, Paul Krepelka, also recently said that Horton was "ready to go."
|Goals||2||at TB||Feb 21||2|
|Assists||2||vs. Wsh||Mar 16||2|
|Points||3||vs. Wsh||Mar 16||3|
|Penalty Minutes||5||2 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Apr 20||16|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Apr 17||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||43 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Apr 20||1|
|Power Play Points||1||at Wsh||Mar 5||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||43 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Apr 20||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||43 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Apr 20||0|
|Shots||6||2 times-last:at Buf||last:Mar 31||6|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2007-08 (Fla)|
|Points||62||2 times-last: 2007-08 (Fla)|
|Penalty Minutes||89||2005-06 (Fla)|
|Power Play Goals||9||2007-08 (Fla)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2009-10 (Fla)|
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