Nathan Horton, Columbus Blue Jackets
Horton, now a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets, has been recovering from shoulder surgery he underwent in July. Horton was the third overall pick in the 2003 NHL draft and spent seven seasons with the Florida Panthers before joining the Bruins in 2010. Horton scored 26 goals to go along with 27 assists in his first season in Boston, but injuries slowed him down and Horton’s production dropped off in the regular season. But in the playoffs, Horton found his scoring touch with 15 goals and adding 21 assists in 43 postseason games.
Horton suffered a concussion during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals in 2011 when he was blindsided by Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome. The right winger received standing ovations when he shown on the screen at the Garden for the remainder of the finals. Last July, Horton signed a seven-year, $37.1 million deal with Columbus after his agent told the Bruins he would not be returning to Boston.