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Bo Horvat | Center | #53

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/5/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 206
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (9) / VAN

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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. Sep 28 - 6:00 AM

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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.
Jul 29 - 8:16 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.
Jun 11 - 3:59 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.
Apr 8 - 12:12 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.
Apr 6 - 10:59 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.
Apr 5 - 10:14 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.
Apr 3 - 8:49 AM

Bo Horvat now has points in three of his last five games thanks to his tally during Friday's 3-2 win over Anaheim.

Horvat's quality sophomore campaign continues with a new career high in goals with 14. He's now up to 27 goals and 60 points over his first 146 NHL games.
Apr 2 - 1:00 AM

Bo Horvat picked up his 13th goal of the season during Thursday's 4-2 win over San Jose.

With the goal, the 20-year-old matches last season's mark of 13 goals. Not too shabby at all as a sophomore. He now has 26 goals and 59 points through 145 games during his brief career, giving hope Canucks fans everywhere.
Apr 1 - 1:28 AM

Bo Horvat registered two points in the Canucks’ 4-2 win against the Predators on Saturday night.

Horvat scored in the second period and assisted on Derek Dorsett’s first-period marker. Horvat, 20, offers a lot of promise, though he hasn’t exactly made a jump in his second season. There’s still time. He has 11 goals and 31 points. Daniel Sedin and Sven Baertschi got the other goals, while Radim Vrbata had two assists.
Mar 13 - 12:53 AM

Bo Horvat had an assist in a 5-3 victory over Ottawa Thursday night.

Horvat has 10 goals and 27 points in 60 games this season. It's a mild step up from 2014-15 when he finished with 25 points in 68 contests, but his biggest drawback this season from a fantasy perspective has been his plus/minus rating. Horvat has the second worst rating in the league at minus-29.
Feb 26 - 11:16 AM

Bo Horvat (foot) ended up playing on Monday.

Horvat was initially projected to miss the contest, but as it turned out his foot injury didn't cost him a game. He had a minus-one rating and logged 15:24 minutes of ice time.
Feb 16 - 2:38 AM

Bo Horvat will miss Monday's match with the Wild due to a foot injury.

Horvat has potted points in three of his past five games, tallying a goal and four points overall in that span. For the season, the youngster has 26 points in 55 games. A touch higher than the 25 points in 68 games achieved last season as a rookie.
Feb 14 - 4:23 PM

Bo Horvat scored his 10th goal and added an assist in a 3-1 win over Colorado on Tuesday.

Horvat snapped the insurance marker for the Canucks off a nice rush created by Luca Sbisa. He now has points in four of his last six games and 14 points in his last 16 contests. Sven Baertschi and Matt Bartkowski scored the other goals for the Canucks.
Feb 9 - 11:47 PM

Bo Horvat scored two goals in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over Carolina.

Horvat gave the Canucks their first lead of the game at the 9:32 mark of the second period and he added the game-winner 3:25 into overtime. The 20-year-old has eight goals, 19 points and a minus-20 rating in 45 games this season.
Jan 15 - 10:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Markus Granlund
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Sven Baertschi
3Alex Burrows
4Brendan Gaunce
5Anton Rodin
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Jannik Hansen
3Jake Virtanen
4Derek Dorsett
5Jack Skille
D1Alexander Edler
2Ben Hutton
3Chris Tanev
4Erik Gudbranson
5Philip Larsen
6Alex Biega
7Luca Sbisa
8Nikita Tryamkin
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom