Nathan Horton
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 05/29/1985
AGE: 31
DRAFTED: FLA: 2003-3 overall
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. Traded to Toronto by Columbus for David Clarkson, February 26, 2015. Missed 2014-15 due to recurring back injury.
Has won one Stanley Cup championship (2011 with Boston) ... Has a 12/41 record in NHL shootouts (4 deciding goals) ... Has taken two career penalty shots (two goals) ... 2011-12: His 18.9 shooting percentage ranked sixth overall in the NHL ... Had 17 goals and 32 points despite playing in a career-low of 46 games after suffering a concussion on Jan. 22 at Philadelphia, which ended his season ... Had nine multiple-point games with his season-highs 2-1=3 efforts each Nov. 7 vs. NY Islanders and Jan. 5 vs. Calgary ... Had a three-game point streak from Nov. 7-12 (3-3=6 totals) ... Missed 36 games with the concussion in addition to all post-season contests ... 2010-11: Reached the 20-goal mark for the sixth straight season and the 50+ point plateau for the fourth time in his career ... Tied for the league's fourth-highest plus/minus rating at +29 ... Had 10 multiple-point games with his season-high 1-4=5 totals on Feb. 9 vs. Montreal ... That tied his career-high for assists in a game and set a career-high for points in a game ... Tied his career-best point streak with a six-game streak from Oct. 9-23 with 5-4=9 totals in that span and also had a five-game point streak from Feb. 26-Mar. 5 ... Played his 500th NHL game Apr. 6 vs. NY Islanders and recorded his 300th NHL point with an assist Oct. 16 at New Jersey ... Missed two games to injury ... Added 8-9=17 totals in 21 games while playing in the NHL playoffs for the first time in his career ... Had five multiple-point playoff games with his career-high a 1-2=3 night on May 17 vs. Tampa Bay ... Had a “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” with a goal, assist and fight (Sean O'Donnell) on May 4 vs. Philadelphia ... It was the first such feat by a Bruin in a playoff game since Moe Lemay vs. Montreal on Apr. 20, 1988 ... Had a five-game point streak from Apr. 27-May 6 (3-5=8 totals) ... Scored the series-clinching goals in two game sevens - a 4-3 overtime win vs. Montreal in the Conference Quarterfinal on Apr. 27 and a 1-0 victory vs. Tampa Bay in the Conference Final on May 27 ... Played his first NHL playoff game Apr. 14 vs. Montreal, scored his first NHL playoff point with a goal Apr. 18 at Montreal and recorded his first NHL playoff assist Apr. 30, 2011 vs. Philadelphia ... Missed the final four games of the Stanley Cup Final vs. Vancouver after suffering a concussion in game three ... 2009-10: Established a career season-high in assists and finished second in the Panthers' scoring race while leading the team in assists with 20- 37=57 totals in 65 games ... Had 16 multiple-point games, including his second career hat trick scored in a 3-1=4 effort Dec. 14 at NY Islanders which matched his career-high for points in a game ... Had a six-game point streak, tied for the longest such streak of his career, from Nov. 14-23 (3-5=8 totals) and had a five-game assist & point streak from Dec. 11-18 (3-7=10 totals) ... Had 1-1=2 totals vs. New Jersey on Apr. 8, moving into third place on the team's all-time scoring list with 292 points ... Played his 400th NHL game Jan. 5 at Montreal ... Missed 17 games to injury ... 2008-09: Had nine multiple-point games ... Had a four-game point streak from Oct. 10-18 (1-3=4 totals) ... Played his 300th NHL game Nov. 1 at Nashville, recorded his 100th NHL assist Nov. 24 vs. Carolina and scored his 200th NHL point with a goal Nov. 2 at Atlanta ... Missed 15 games to injuries, snapping his consecutive games played streak at 200 when he missed the Nov. 28 game ... 2007-08: Tied his career season-highs in points (62) and plus/ minus (+15) while playing in all 82 games for the second straight year ... Had 15 multiple-point games, including a career-high four-assist night Jan. 22 vs. Ottawa ... Had a career-best six-game point streak from Feb. 1-10 (5-3=8 totals) ... Took his second career penalty shot on Feb. 16, scoring vs. Carolina's John Grahame ... Scored his 100th NHL goal Apr. 4 at Carolina ... 2006-07: Established career-highs in goals (31), points (62) and plus/minus (+15) while playing in all 82 games ... Had 18 multiple-point games ... Had two five-game point streaks, from Oct. 28-Nov. 10 (2-4=6 totals) and Dec. 16-26 (4-3=7 totals) ... Recorded his 100th NHL point in a two-goal effort Dec. 26 at Carolina ... 2005-06: Had nine multiple-point games, including his first career hat trick scored Dec. 13 vs. Nashville and at age 20, was the youngest Panther to ever score three goals in a game ... Had a career-high six-game point streak from Dec. 10-22 (5-3=8 totals) ... Played his 100th NHL game Feb. 4 at Atlanta ... 2004-05: Played the lockout season with San Antonio/AHL with 5-4=9 totals in 21 games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury ... 2003-04: Played his first NHL season at 18 years old with 14-8=22 totals in 55 games ... Six of the 14 goals came on the power play .... Became the youngest player in NHL history to score on a penalty shot when he tallied on his first career attempt, Jan. 8 vs. Philadelphia's Jeff Hackett ... Had two multiple-point games with his season-high a 2-1=3 night Jan. 8 in Philadelphia ... Played his first NHL game Oct. 9 vs. Carolina, recorded his first NHL assist & point on Oct. 24 vs. Minnesota and scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 1 vs. San Jose ... Missed 26 games with shoulder injuries ... Juniors: Played two seasons of junior hockey with Oshawa in the Ontario Hockey League with 64-71=135 totals and 195 penalty minutes in 118 career junior games ... Earned OHL All-Rookie Team honors in 2001-02 as he finished second in OHL rookie scoring with 67 points in 64 games.