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Tyler and Nate are in Town

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
Boston, MA - Employee numbers 18 and 19 were introduced to the Hub of Hockey this morning.

Nathan Horton will don a Black & Gold number 18 and Tyler Seguin will wear number 19.

New Bruins: Tyler Seguin and Nate Horton.
"It’s amazing," said Seguin of Boston. "I've been here once before and I thought it was a phenomenal place.

"I got to meet some of the fans and I can already see the atmosphere that is going to be formed here."

Horton was in full agreement.

"I think for me and my family, we’re very excited," said Horton of his new home. "For me personally it’s a dream come true to come to such a stable and successful and historic organization.

"I couldn’t me more excited or nervous. I can't wait for it to start.

"I'm excited to be a Boston Bruin and be part of the Bruin family."

Both men look forward to training camp and the opportunity to prove their worth to their new club.

"For me, obviously, it was fun to play in Florida where I started my career," said Horton. "It’ll be a little different here.

"There are so many things running through my head right now. I'm just excited.  It’s such a joy to be here and I'm thrilled. I'm going to work hard and just be happy and have fun."

Seguin made it clear that even though he was holding a coveted "Original Six" sweater, he knows that he must earn it.

"Even though the number is now out there, I just really want to come in and hopefully earn my spot," he said. "Going to a team like Boston, if I made the team as a rookie, already being on a contender for a Stanley Cup team, I think that would be awesome.

"But right now my expectations are to have an opportunity here and to come this summer and all I want to do is hopefully earn my spot on this team and be an impact player in my rookie year."

Both men will make an immediate impact on the Boston sports scene later today -- when they throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park before the Red Sox and Rays game.

"I've never really played baseball before but I was practicing yesterday so hopefully today goes good," said Seguin with a smile.
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