After being traded from his childhood team to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night, David Clarkson has no regrets about his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Clarkson was dealt to Columbus in exchange for currently injured forward Nathan Horton. Horton hasn’t played since last season, when he put up 19 points in 36 games. A recurring back injury has kept him out of the lineup this year.
The right-winger was never able to find his groove with the Maple Leafs, producing just 26 points in 118 games over the course of two seasons with the club. In 2014-15, the 30-year-old has 15 points in 58 games.
He believes that the Blue Jackets style of play fits his own.
With Clarkson getting a new chance in a new city, he says that he is excited to join the Columbus lineup.