Blue Jackets lock up Nathan Horton

Updated: July 5, 2013, 10:49 PM ET
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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 with the Blue Jackets worth $37.1 million -- with $29 million of that coming in the first five years, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance. He left the Boston Bruins, with whom he won the 2011 Stanley Cup and went to the finals this season.

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