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Bo Horvat | Center | #53

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/5/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 223
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (9) / VAN

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Bo Horvat scored his 14th goal of the season in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Horvat now has 31 points in 48 games this season, nine points short of last year's total. The 21-year-old is showing improvement during his third year in the NHL. Jan 22 - 10:35 PM

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Bo Horvat scored the Vancouver Canucks' only goal as their six-game winning streak came to an end thanks to a 3-1 win by the Calgary Flames.

Horvat generated his 13th goal of 2016-17, giving him 29 points in 41 games. Horvat isn't spectacular, but as one of the steadier scorers who also has room to grow, he's one of Vancouver's greatest beacons of hope.
Jan 8 - 12:44 AM

Bo Horvat has eight points in 10 road games this season.

The ninth overall pick in 2013, Horvat is showing the NHL why the Canucks gave up Cory Schneider for the ninth pick three seasons ago. He will soon take over from the Sedin twins as the face of the franchise as the 21-year-old has seven goals and 15 points in 22 games after a 40 point sophomore season last year.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 08:46:00 AM

Canucks GM Jim Benning wants to focus on signing Bo Horvat to a long-term contract.

Vancouver signed Ben Hutton to a two-year extension on Thursday, but they want to avoid a bridge deal with Horvat. He can become a restricted free agent in the summer and he has produced 78 points in 170 career contests thus far. Horvat has seven goals and six assists in 20 outings this campaign.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Bo Horvat scored one goal and had two assists as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Wednesday night.

Sven Baertschi also had one goal and two assists in the game. Baertschi scored at the 3:08 minute mark of the first with an assist from Horvat. At the 3:35 minute mark of the second, Horvat scored with an assist from Baertschi. That was almost the straw that broke Arizona goalie as Horvat’s goal came 17 seconds after Loui Eriksson scored what was to become the game winner. Alexandre Burrows put the final nail in the coffin at 6:49 minutes into the second with—you guessed it—assists from Baertschi and Horvat.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 01:52:00 AM

Bo Horvat was played well enough this season to see himself as a first line player in the future.

Horvat will be the Canucks first line center soon enough but won't replace Henrik Sedin this season. The talented Horvat is only 21 and now has six goals and 10 points in 19 games with two goals coming shorthanded. "Absolutely," Horvat said Monday when asked if he sees himself as a first line player in the future. "You want to strive for that. You obviously want to keep working your way up the lineup and keep improving, but the path I’m on now, I’m on my way to the next step. I just have to keep playing well and earn my spot there."
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 09:50:00 AM

Bo Horvat picked up his second two-point game in three games in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win.

Horvat scored his fifth goal of the season and now has nine points in 16 games thus far. He has time to pick it up, but he's behind his rate set last season with 40 points in 82 games.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 08:04:00 PM

Bo Horvat has three points in his last two games.

That brings Horvat up to four goals and seven points in 14 contests this season. He has 40 points last season and has the potential to flirt with the 50-point mark in 2016-17 even if he's not at that pace yet.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Bo Horvat had a strong showing in Tuesday's preseason contest.

Horvat netted a goal and won 20-of-23 faceoffs. He was playing on a line with Sven Baertschi and Jake Virtanen. "To get on the board right away gives me confidence and our line had some good chemistry going," said Horvat, who endured a 27-game goal drought last season. "Now is the time to try stuff, but there are things I still have to work on and the team has to work on, stuff I have to clean up. I have to be better in my D-zone in closing gaps quicker and moving my feet." Unfortunately Virtanen also suffered a shoulder injury Tuesday night and it's not clear yet how long he'll be out. If he's going to miss a significant amount of time, then Horvat's line will of course have to change for now.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 06:00:00 AM

Bo Horvat isn't worried about being projected as Vancouver's third-line center going into 2016-17.

"I want to be the guy the team knows will play well and a guy that everybody relies on," he said when asked about his expectations. "Whether that's playing well defensively and shutting down a big line or contributing offensively, I obviously want to be a No. 1 center some day, but Hank (Henrik Sedin) and Sutter are doing a great job. I'm just going to keep pushing the pace and push them as well." The 21-year-old contributed 16 goals and 40 points in 82 games last year.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 08:16:00 PM

Bo Horvat discovered a scoring groove at the end of the 2015-16 season, which the Canucks hope will continue next year.

He scored five goals and four assists in the last 10 contests of the campaign. Horvat collected 30 of his 40 points after the new year hit. He is expected to contribute 20 goals in 2016-17.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Bo Horvat extended his point streak to four games during Thursday's 7-3 loss to Calgary.

Horvat picked up both a goal and an assist, raising his season's totals to 16 goals and 40 points through 41 games. He also has three goals and five points during his streak. Still just 21-years-old, Horvat is slowly but surely showing he's well worth the hype.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 12:12:00 AM

Bo Horvat scored his 15th goal of the season in the Vancouver Canucks' 6-2 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton Wednesday night.

Matt Bartkowski had the other Canucks goal. It was the defenseman's 16th of the season.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 10:59:00 PM

Bo Horvat had an assist in Vancouver's 3-2 win over Los Angeles Monday night.

Horvat is on a three-game point streak. He has 14 goals and 37 points in 79 contests in 2015-16.
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Bo Horvat has surprised the Canucks with his defensive play of late.

Horvat was known being a shutdown center when drafted ninth overall in 2013 and he has also been able to score with 14 goals and 22 assists this season which is a nice rookie season but his defense of late has been great. Coach Willie Desjardins has been using him in a shutdown role and he played so well Friday against Ryan Getzlaf of the Ducks. "I thought a little bit I was playing to his weakness. Ah, I don’t know. It’s not his weakness, but the strength of his game is playing great defense," Desjardins said. "It’s not forcing the offense. It’s funny, because the past couple of games I put him on a more defensive line. I wanted him to be more of a shutdown guy. And he’s responded with great efforts. I see him as a real good checking center." Looks like the Canucks have themselves a good one and he should be considering they gave up Cory Schneider to get him.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 08:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Markus Granlund
5Michael Chaput
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Sven Baertschi
3Reid Boucher
4Brendan Gaunce
5Anton Rodin
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Alex Burrows
3Jannik Hansen
4Jayson Megna
5Jack Skille
6Derek Dorsett
D1Alexander Edler
2Ben Hutton
3Chris Tanev
4Luca Sbisa
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
7Nikita Tryamkin
8Erik Gudbranson
9Philip Larsen
10Jordan Subban
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom