Big thanks to Nathan Horton, who bought 1,000 tickets for police officers, firefighters & EMT's for tonight's game! #CBJ— NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) March 13, 2014
The Blue Jackets signed Horton to a seven-year, $37.7 million contract as a free agent this past summer.
He missed the first three months of the season while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and has four goals to go with 11 assists in 25 games since making his debut. With him in the lineup Columbus has won 17 of 25 games and has climbed to one of the top-three spots in the Metropolitan Division as the team tries to make the playoffs for the first time since 2008-09 and just the second time in franchise history.