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Bo Horvat | Center

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (19) / 4/5/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 206

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Bo Horvat, the Canucks first pick and ninth overall in the 2013 Draft, was injured Thursday in an OHL game and did not return.
It does not seem serious and could be as innocuous as a bruise on his leg. The Canucks dealt Cory Schneider to New Jersey in order to pick Horvat so he comes in with a heavy weight on his shoulders, especially after the Canucks traded Roberto Luongo this week. Horvat has 70 points in 51 games for London of the OHL this season. Mar 9 - 10:26 AM

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The Vancouver Canucks have returned Bo Horvat back to the London Knights of the OHL.

Horvat, who was selected ninth overall by the Canucks in the 2013 Draft, did not have a good training camp and it was apparent that he was not ready to play in the NHL. The fact that Vancouver did not give him a trial in the NHL should let everyone know that he still needs some seasoning in junior hockey. It will be for the best for the young center as he needs to play a lot and with the recently returned Max Domi (Coyotes) also back in London, the Knights will certainly have a very good team when they host the Memorial Cup in May. Horvat has lots of potential and a bright NHL future.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 08:51:00 PM

The fact two junior eligible players may play for the Canucks opening night says more about Vancouver’s lack of depth than it does Hunter Shinkaruk and Bo Horvat.

That's the opinion of Vancouver Province columnist Jason Botchford. "The pair of rookies have been fine playing all six games in Vancouver’s pre-season," Botchford writes. "They’re both smart, poised, and skilled players with bright futures. They’ve shown all of that. But what they haven’t been is overly impressive and what they haven’t shown, yet, is they are ready for the NHL. It may not matter. With Zack Kassian suspended, Jordan Schroeder hurt and a bottom six which will have people pining for Samme Pahlsson, heck even you Ryan Johnson, it’s plausible both Shinkaruk and Horvat could be on the opening night roster next week."
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Bo Horvat may get a shot at starting the season with the Vancouver Canucks despite a less than stellar preseason.

The Canucks have plenty of injuries up front as Jordan Schroeder, David Booth and Nicklas Jensen were injured on Saturday. Hunter Shinkaruk and Brendan Gaunce's chances also improved with the injuries. Horvat will be a very good all-round center as he already is a very good shut down center with improving offensive skills but we cannot recommend him in one-year pools in 2013.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Rookie Bo Horvat was a minus-two on Wednesday in a 4-1 loss to Edmonton.

Horvat was taken with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 Draft and a lot of pundits think he will break camp with the Canucks but he was not impressive in Wednesday's tilt and that does not bode well for the start of the season. He is likely to be better served playing in junior hockey this season with a trip to the U20 World Championships in the cards. He is a solid all-round center who should lock up a spot as a top-six forward in a couple of years.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 11:01:00 AM

Bo Horvat has agreed to an entry-level deal with the Vancouver Canucks.

The Canucks chose Horvat with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 draft. They acquired that selection from New Jersey in exchange for goaltender Cory Schneider. He will get an opportunity to stick with Vancouver in 2013-14 and could be an interesting player to watch at training camp.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Bo Hovart, the Canucks first pick in the 2013 entry draft, will get a chance to crack the Vancouver lineup this fall.

Horvat and fellow first-rounder Hunter Shinkaruk and will be given every opportunity to break camp with the Canucks, as the team seeks to integrate younger players into its lineup. Horvat, who is known to have a complete game, will have at least a little additional pressure as he will always be regarded as the player traded for Cory Schneider.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 01:31:00 PM

The Canucks have selected Bo Horvat with the ninth-overall pick in the amateur entry draft after acquiring the pick from the Devils for Cory Schneider.

Some scouts tout Horvat as the best shutdown center in junior hockey. Whether that’s accurate or not, there is no denying that he plays the game with a combination of toughness and skill that few players can match. He’s known best for his defensive prowess, excelling in the faceoff circle, while showing tremendous ability on the back check and in the corners. Horvat stepped up as a leader on a loaded London team this season, a testament to his upbeat character and determination. He’s also improved his offensive game scoring 33 goals in 67 games for the Knights. He has a nose for the net but is also a strong playmaker who can center scoring wingers. There are a ton of things to like about Horvat, who could make an impact in the NHL as soon as 2014. There will be a considerable amount of pressure on Horvat as the player who was acquired for Scheider.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 04:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Henrik Sedin
2Ryan Kesler
3Shawn Matthias
4Brad Richardson
5Mike Santorelli
6Jordan Schroeder
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Christopher Higgins
3David Booth
4Tom Sestito
5Darren Archibald
RW1Alex Burrows
2Jannik Hansen
3Nicklas Jensen
4Zack Kassian
5Zac Dalpe
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Jason Garrison
5Chris Tanev
6Ryan Stanton
7Yannick Weber
8Andrew Alberts
9Frank Corrado
10Jeremie Blain
11Mike Zalewski
G1Eddie Lack
2Jacob Markstrom
3Joacim Eriksson