Nathan Horton

Nathan Horton (born 29 May 1985 in Welland, Ontario ) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who stands in July 2013 in the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League contract.


Horton began his professional career with the Oshawa Generals in the Canadian Junior Football League Ontario Hockey League before he was selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 2003 as a third in the first round by the Florida Panthers.

Even in his first NHL season played Horton for the Panthers 55 games in which he was able to achieve 14 goals and eight assists. During the lockout in the season 2004/05 attackers stood for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League on the ice and then returned to the squad of the Panthers. 2007 signed Horton in Florida a six-year contract, which earned him 24 million dollars. In June 2010, he was released in a swap deal to the Boston Bruins, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in the 2010/11 season.

In July 2013 Horton signed a seven -year contract worth a total of 37.1 million U.S. dollars at the Columbus Blue Jackets. The average annual salary therefore amounts to 5.3 million U.S. dollars.

Awards and achievements

  • 2002 OHL First All - Rookie team
  • 2002 CHL All- Rookie Team
  • 2003 CHL Top Prospects Game
  • 2011 Stanley Cup win with the Boston Bruins

Career Stats

( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )