By now you’ve heard, TSN.ca is reporting the Bruins have acquired winger Nathan Horton and fellow forward Gregory Campbell from Florida for defenseman Dennis Wideman, the No. 15 pick in Friday’s first round of the draft and a undisclosed third-round draft pick in 2011.
At 3:10 p.m., the Bruins confirmed the deal with a press release.
Horton, who is 25 and posted 20-37-57 totals last season, is signed for three more years at an annual cap hit of $4 million, while Campbell is a restricted free agent that carried a cap hit of $762,000 last season, according to nhlnumbers.com. Campbell posted 2-15-17 totals in 60 games last year.
Wideman’s cap hit for the next two seasons will be $3.875 million, so the Bruins have added to their already precarious cap situation. This means you should expect at least one more big deal by Boston between now and the end of the draft Saturday night. Tim Thomas and Marc Savard (inexplicably) have been linked to trade rumors of late.