From TSN in Canada;
General Manager Dale Tallon has begun his rebuilding of the Florida Panthers.
The club sent forwards Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell to the Boston Bruins for defenceman Dennis Wideman, the 15th overall pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft and an undisclosed draft pick.
The 25-year old Horton has scored 20 or more goals in each of the last five seasons.
After being drafted third overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the Welland, Ontatio native amassed 142 goals, 153 assists, and 295 points in his six-year career with the Panthers.
The 26-year old Campbell, recorded 2 goals and 15 assists in 60 games last season. In 363 career games, the forward has totaled 29 goals and 56 assists.
Wideman, who tallied 6 goals and 24 assists in 76 games with the Bruins in 2009-10, should help bring some offence to the Panthers’ defensive corps. In the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, he recorded 13 goals each year.
The 15th overall pick in the draft was expendable in large part to the fact that the Bruins have the second selection already due to last season’s Phil Kessel trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs.