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Just mere days before the NHL draft, the Bruins made some noise with their trade with the Florida Panthers. Boston sent Dennis Wideman, the No. 15 pick in Friday’s draft, and a 2011 third-round pick down south in exchange for Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell.
Horton, who has been criticzed in the past for his work ethic, managed to score 20 goals with 37 assists in 65 games last season.
“I want to be more physical and just all around be a better player. I think I have more to give. I’ll be working pretty hard this summer. I want to come in the best shape. I think I’m just excited for a change. It’s going to be great. I think it’s going to work out good” – Nathan Horton
Horton, who has three years left on his deal, will hopefully beef up Boston’s offensive attack, which was among the worst in the NHL last season with 206 goals scored (29th in the NHL).
As for his work ethic, many are confident that head coach Claude Julien can take control of this young buck and turn him into a productive member of this team.