October 29, 2004 - American Hockey League (AHL) - San Antonio Rampage
SAN ANTONIO Â– Oct. 29, 2004 Â– The San Antonio Rampage today announced that they have signed Nathan Horton to an American Hockey League (AHL) contract for the 2004-2005 season.
The 19-year-old, taken third overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2003 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, is expected to play for the Rampage this evening against the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. Horton now becomes the second-youngest player in the AHL this season.
In 55 games with the Panthers last season, the 6-foot-2, 201-pound Horton, accumulated 14 goals and eight assists (14-8-22). The Welland, Ontario native became the youngest player to ever score a penalty shot in the NHL on January 8, 2004 in Philadelphia as he enjoyed the best game of his season scoring three points (2-1-3).
Horton, the second-youngest player taken in the first round of the 2003 draft, has been skating with the Rampage while rehabilitating a shoulder injury.
The Rampage (2-4-1-0) play the Mighty Ducks tonight at Cincinnati Gardens at 7:35 EDT. All regular season games can be heard on the RampageÂ’s flagship station Â“The TicketÂ” 760 AM (subject to conflicts). Ticket packages for the RampageÂ’s 2004-05 season are on sale now. For ticket information, please call (210) 444-5050 or visit www.sarampage.com.