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Nathan Horton

29-Year-Old Right Wing – Columbus Blue Jackets

2013-14 NHL Stats

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5

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14

PP Pts

4

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-3

PIM

24

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Horton barely got a chance to show what he could do in his first season in Columbus, as just as he seemed to fully recover from offseason shoulder surgery, an abdominal injury took him down. His final tally (19 points in 36 games) was hardly worth his big free agent contract...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Back    EST. RETURN:  10/9/2014
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 229   DOB: 5/29/1985
BORN: Welland, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #3 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nathan Horton Contract Information:

Signed a seven-year, $37.1 million deal with the Blue Jackets in July of 2013.

September 25, 2014  –  Nathan Horton News

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Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said Horton is dealing with a "degenerative" back condition, and the club remains unwilling to venture a guess on a possible timetable for his return, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Nathan Horton NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 20 71 28 19 47 8 89 162 17.3 1 1 3 0 3
2006-07 21 82 31 31 62 15 61 217 14.3 3 1 7 0 7
2007-08 22 82 27 35 62 15 85 212 12.7 3 0 9 0 9
2008-09 23 67 22 23 45 -5 48 131 16.8 5 1 17:50 5 8 13 3:31 95 14
2009-10 24 65 20 37 57 -1 42 159 12.6 4 2 20:53 7 4 11 3:39 34 20
2010-11 25 NHL BOS 80 26 27 53 29 85 188 13.8 2 0 16:17 6 2 8 3:04 74 14
2011-12 26 NHL BOS 46 17 15 32 0 54 90 18.9 3 0 15:56 6 2 8 2:33 32 11
2012-13 27 NHL BOS 43 13 9 22 1 22 114 11.4 1 0 16:51 0 1 1 3:03 41 10
2013-14 28 NHL CLS 36 5 14 19 -3 24 48 10.4 2 0 15:27 2 2 4 2:10 53 14
2014-15 Proj 29 NHL CLS 65 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Nathan Horton

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Time On Ice Stats

15:27

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Nathan Horton was on the ice for 15:27.

2:10

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Nathan Horton was on the ice for 2:10 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 15:56 2:33
2012-13 16:51 3:03
2013-14 15:27 2:10

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Nathan Horton 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 28 PIT Did Not Play
Apr 26 at PIT Did Not Play
Apr 23 PIT Did Not Play
Apr 21 PIT Did Not Play
Apr 19 at PIT Did Not Play
Apr 16 at PIT Did Not Play
Apr 12 at FLA Did Not Play
Apr 11 at TB Did Not Play
Apr 9 at DAL Did Not Play
Apr 8 PHO 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 5:21 0:00
Apr 6 NYI Did Not Play
Apr 4 CHI Did Not Play
Apr 3 at PHI Did Not Play
Apr 1 COL Did Not Play
Mar 29 at CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 15:34 0:00
Mar 28 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:51 2:01
Mar 25 DET 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 14:22 2:22
Mar 23 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:58 5:29
Mar 21 NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 0 17:04 2:20
Mar 20 at MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 18:14 7:47
Mar 18 CAR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:11 2:07
Mar 15 at MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:49 0:00
Mar 13 SJ 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 17:35 2:46
Mar 11 DET 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:38 2:45
Mar 10 at DAL Did Not Play
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Mar 8 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 16:26 3:51
Mar 6 at CHI 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 15:11 0:00
Mar 4 DAL 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:45 1:11
Mar 3 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 17:12 0:27
Mar 1 FLA 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 2 15:13 2:34
Feb 27 at NJ 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:30 1:47
Feb 7 at SJ 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:17 2:15
Feb 6 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:22 3:59
Feb 3 at ANH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 20:12 3:47
Feb 1 FLA 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 15:30 0:00
Jan 30 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 15:58 3:38
Jan 28 OTT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 12:48 1:27
Jan 27 at CAR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:25 0:00
Jan 25 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:04 3:45
Jan 23 PHI 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 14:42 2:59
Jan 21 LA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 15:01 1:03
Jan 18 at BUF 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:30 1:18
Jan 17 WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:42 2:25
Jan 13 TB 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 16:12 3:31
Jan 11 at WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:56 1:50
Jan 10 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 18:13 1:49
Jan 6 at NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 18:03 3:02
Jan 4 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:53 0:51
Jan 2 at PHO 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 3 0 14:47 2:58
Dec 31 at COL Did Not Play
Dec 29 PIT Did Not Play
Dec 27 at NJ Did Not Play
Dec 23 at CAR Did Not Play
Dec 21 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 19 at PHI Did Not Play
Dec 16 WPG Did Not Play
Dec 14 STL Did Not Play
Dec 12 at NYR Did Not Play
Dec 10 NJ Did Not Play
Dec 9 at PIT Did Not Play
Dec 6 MIN Did Not Play
Dec 3 TB Did Not Play
Nov 30 at BOS Did Not Play
Nov 29 EDM Did Not Play
Nov 27 NSH Did Not Play
Nov 25 at TOR Did Not Play
Nov 22 at VAN Did Not Play
Nov 20 at CGY Did Not Play
Nov 19 at EDM Did Not Play
Nov 17 at OTT Did Not Play
Nov 15 MON Did Not Play
Nov 14 at BOS Did Not Play
Nov 12 at WAS Did Not Play
Nov 9 NYI Did Not Play
Nov 7 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 5 OTT Did Not Play
Nov 2 PIT Did Not Play
Nov 1 at PIT Did Not Play
Oct 27 ANH Did Not Play
Oct 25 TOR Did Not Play
Oct 22 NJ Did Not Play
Oct 20 VAN Did Not Play
Oct 19 at WAS Did Not Play
Oct 17 at MON Did Not Play
Oct 15 at DET Did Not Play
Oct 12 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 10 at BUF Did Not Play
Oct 5 at NYI Did Not Play
Oct 4 CGY Did Not Play

Nathan Horton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Horton (back) may not participate at all in training camp, and he could be sidelined for the initial stages of the regular season, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Though he's fully recovered from his abdominal and shoulder injuries, Horton will be limited in the early stages of training camp due to lingering back issues, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Horton (abdomen) has spent the offseason building up his lower- and upper-body strength, and should be at full health for training camp in September, the Jackets' official site reports.

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Horton underwent abdominal surgery Friday morning and will be out six weeks.

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Horton (lower body) will not play Wednesday against the Stars, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Horton (lower body) is expected to play Tuesday against the Coyotes.

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Horton (lower body) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Coyotes.

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Horton (lower body) was set to take part in a solo skate Sunday morning, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Horton (lower body) did not take the ice for pregame warmups Friday, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Horton (lower body) will not travel with the team to Philadelphia, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Horton (lower body) won't play Tuesday against the Avs, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Horton picked up a pair of assists and went plus-1 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Detroit.

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2013-14

Horton's gritty playoff performance (19 points in 22 games despite a shoulder injury that required offseason surgery) helped earn him a huge free agent payday, but it was still a surprise to some that he decided to leave a hockey mecca like Boston for the anonymity of a relative backwater like Columbus. His rough-and-tumble style of play seem like a very good fit for the Blue Jackets, even if it too often takes its toll on his body. While he'll probably miss the first chunk of the 2013-14 season rehabbing his shoulder, Horton should be up to full speed by Christmas, if not sooner. The big contract and shoulder injury will have him labelled as an overrated fantasy asset, but there's no reason he can't produce something close to the 25-goal, 60-point pace he usually managed with the Bruins. The biggest question with Horton in Columbus is the same as it was in Boston -- how often can he stay on the ice and out of the infirmary.

2012-13

Horton hasn't played an NHL game since suffering a concussion back on Jan. 22, but reports are that he is well on his way to returning to the Bruins' lineup this coming season, where his nice blend of size and skill is a tremendous asset to the team's attack. Assuming his health, which hopefully will be confirmed in training camp, Horton should pick up where he left off, that is, patrolling right wing on the Bruins’ top line. Prior to being shut down last season, Horton, whose offensive presence was sorely missed by the team in the playoffs, notched 17 goals and 32 points in 46 games. He’s a difference-maker for the Bruins when he’s on the ice and a successful return on his part figures to help the team remain among the league’s elite squads and one of the favorites to be in position for a Stanley Cup run.

2011-12

Horton, whose postseason was cut short by a nasty concussion, was also dealing with a shoulder injury throughout the playoffs. He's expected back at full strength next season and is slated to once again skate on the B's top line. While his 26 goals and 53 points in 80 games weren't eye-popping, he was one of the Bruins' most dangerous forwards all season long, while also recording a plus-29 rating. Horton has a terrific blend of size and skill and whatever character drive/questions he had previously attached to him as a Panther seem to have evaporated. A 30-goal season while being a key member of a balanced attack in Boston seems to be a reasonable expectation for Horton in 2011-12, assuming he's past the head injury.

2010-11

Horton, who scored 20 goals and 37 assists in 65 games in 2009-10, has had his work ethic questioned at times, but the talent is there and perhaps a change of scenery from Florida to Boston will be the jump-start he needs. The 25-year-old projects as a top-6 forward with the Bruins, one who can use his big body (6-foot-2, 229-pounds) to play a power/skill combo game when he is on.

2009-10

After consecutive 82-game seasons, the injury bug finally caught up with Horton in 2008-09, taking a big bite out of his production. But don’t let the paltry line of 22-23—45 (his worst totals since he was a teenager) scare you away. Horton has reportedly lost a chunk of weight in the off-season in the interest of becoming a little more nimble (always good for a sniper), and that could also lead to a healthier campaign. The result could be another 60-70 points at a discounted price because of the lousy preceding year.

2008-09

Say what you will about this once third-overall pick being a draft bust, but just remember that he’s still only 23 years old entering his fifth NHL season. His numbers leveled off last season with a 62-point total that matched his production in 2006-07, even if he dropped a few goals. But if anyone on the Panthers figures to benefit from Peter DeBoer’s uptempo style, it’s Horton — a sniper in any sense of the word. Thirty-five goals and 70 points don’t seem out of the question.

2007-08

Always a deft shooter, Horton grew exponentially last season by increasing his assist total to mirror that of his tallies. His plus/minus rating also improved to a plus-15, which will ensure enough confidence from coach Jacques Martin to increase the youngster’s ice time in key situations late in games. But most of all, Horton finally proved he can stay healthy. Dogged by shoulder and wrist injuries through his first several years as a pro, Horton played all 82 games in 2006-07. The pundits say the fourth year is fertile ground for a breakthrough season, so don't be surprised if Horton threatens the 80-point plateau.

2006-07

Horton matured beautifully last season by putting up 28 goals, despite being mired in spells of inconsistancy typical of young power forwards. If he can stay relatively healthy for a second season in a row, 35-30-65 is easily within reach.

2005-06

Panthers fans got a glimpse of how good Horton can be when he put up 14/8/22 in just 55 games during his rookie season. Unfortunately, they also saw how injury prone he can be when he missed the rest of the 2003-04 season and most of the 2004-05 season with shoulder injuries. With Florida stocking up on veteran depth, there is a slight chance the Panthers will shift Horton's development back to the AHL for a little while. If Horton proves up to it, he'll stick with the big club and play a prominent role. The future is very bright for Horton if he can stay healthy.