Agent: Nathan Horton won’t be back with Bruins
|06.29.13 at 2:45 pm ET|
Agent Paul Krepelka confirmed to WEEI.com Saturday that Nathan Horton has informed the Bruins he will not return to the team next season. TSN was the first to report the story.
Horton will hit unrestricted free agency when it opens next week and will has his pick of teams as one of the top free agents on the open market. The Bruins acquired Horton prior to their Stanley Cup-winning season in 2010-11, with Horton playing a large role in delivering Boston the Cup. Yet the sides never exchanged offers about a new contract before Horton informed the B’s of his decision. Given that Tuukka Rask still has to be signed, it was unlikely the Bruins would have had salary cap space to give Horton a fair contract without trading another player. Multiple outlets reported Saturday that the team is shopping right wing Tyler Seguin.
In three seasons with the Bruins, Horton had 56 goals and 51 assists for 107 points in 169 regular season games. It was the postseason where he stepped up his game the most, as he had 15 goals and 21 assists for 36 points in 43 playoff games for the B’s.
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