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B's Acquire Horton, Campbell

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has acquired forwards Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Dennis Wideman, the Bruins own first round pick in 2010 (15th overall), and the Bruins own third round pick in 2011.


Due to Chiarelli’s travel schedule to Los Angeles for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, he will not be available for a question-and-answer session today. However, the Bruins Communications Staff has posted pool quotes from Chiarelli on the team’s media website  that can be accessed via www.bostonbruins.com/media (field one: media@bostonbruins.com, password field: media). Chiarelli will be available on a conference call on Wednesday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PT).

Horton and Campbell will be available on a conference call today, Tuesday, June 22 at 3:45 p.m. ET. Call-in details for both conferences can be found below.

The 25-year-old Horton is a veteran of 422 regular season games and has recorded 142 goals and 153 assists for 295 points in his career. He has tallied 20 or more goals in his last five NHL seasons, including a career high 31 in 2006-07. His career best for points in a single season is 62, which he tallied in back-to-back years in both 06-07 (31-31=62) and 07-08 (27-35=62). Last year, Horton registered 20-37=57 totals in 65 games for Florida. The 6’2’’, 229-pound native of Welland, Ontario was originally drafted by the Panthers in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

The 26-year-old Campbell skated in 60 games for Florida last season and registered 2-15=17 totals. He has skated in 363 games in his NHL career with 29-56=85 totals and 312 penalty minutes. The 6’0, 199-pound native of London Ontario was originally drafted by the Panthers in the third round (67th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Wideman recently completed his third full season with the Bruins after being acquired from St. Louis for Brad Boyes on February 27, 2007. He recorded 6 goals and 24 assists this year in 76 games played. For his NHL career, Wideman has 46 goals and 119 assists for 165 points in 378 NHL games.

Fans interested in learning more about Boston Bruins players, or ticket options, should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com or call 617.624.BEAR.

TRANSACTION:  Boston Bruins acquire Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell from Florida in exchange for Dennis Wideman, the Bruins own first round pick in 2010 (15th overall) and the Bruins own third round pick in 2011.
 

HORTON/CAMPBELL CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
-Title: Boston Bruins Conference Call
-Media Toll Free Dial In #: 800.967.7143
-Conference Call ID/ Passcode: 3139141
-Time: 3:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

CHIARELLI CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
-Title: Boston Bruins Conference Call
-Media Toll Free Dial In #: 888.300.2343
-Conference Call ID/ Passcode: 8461885
-Time: 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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