Panthers On The Block: Nathan Horton
Throughout the Olympic break, Panthers On The Block will focus on Florida players nearing the end of their contracts or those who've garnered attention from the rumor mill since ownership declared "no one is safe".
#16 / Right Wing / Florida Panthers
May 29, 1985
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How acquired: Drafted by FLA (1st round, 3rd overall in 2003).
Current salary / cap hit: $3.5M / 4.0M (signed through 2012-13 season); No-trade clause effective 07/01/2010.
2009-10 season notes: had (1) six-game, (1) five-game, (1) four-game, and (2) three-game point streaks. (1) hattrick and (1) two-goal game. Prior to injury was on pace to break career-highs in goals (31 in 2006-07), assists (35 in 07-08), points (62 in 06-07 & 07-08), PPG (9 in 07-08), SHG (1, three times), and GWG (5 in 08-09).
Horton: retain or deal him?