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Nathan Horton

Nathan Horton  #8

NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: May 29, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Welland, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 229 DRAFTED: FLA / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
Career: Won Stanley Cup with BOS in 2011; scored series-clinching goal in both Round 1 (MTL, Game 7) and Round 3 (TBL, Game 7) ... Finished 6th in the NHL in 2011-12 with a S% of 18.9... Recorded 6th consecutive 20-goal season in 2010-11... Appeared in 500th career NHL game on 4/6/11 vs. NYI... Became youngest player in NHL history to score on a PS when he converted on his 1st career attempt on 1/8/04 vs. PHI (Hackett)... Made NHL debut with FLA on 10/9/03 vs. CAR... Named to OHL/CHL All-Rookie Team with Oshawa in 2001-02.
2013-14: Scored GWG in his 600th career NHL game, 1/21 vs. LAK... Scored GWG in his CBJ debut on 1/2 at PHX ... Missed 1st 3 months of season recovering from shoulder surgery.
2012-13: Led the NHL in playoff +/- with a rating of +20... Recorded 200th career NHL assist on 3/5 at WSH and picked up his 400th career point (goal) on 3/31 at BUF.

Personal: Nickname is 'Horty'... Great-nephew-in-law of Hall of Fame goaltender Jacques Plante... Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad.
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.
Quote of the Day

We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.

— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff