Blue Jackets lock up Bruins' Nathan Horton

Updated: July 5, 2013, 5:35 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A penguin -- not one from Pittsburgh -- helped deliver Nathan Horton to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Horton, a 28-year-old, playoff-hardened free-agent right wing, signed a seven-year deal on Friday worth $37.1 million with the Blue Jackets. He left the Boston Bruins, with which he won the 2011 Stanley Cup and went to the finals this year.

During a visit to the city on Wednesday to talk with team officials, Horton, his wife Tammy, 5-year-old son Dylan and 15-month-old ...

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