As Bo Horvat returns to Rogers Arena, Vancouver Canucks, his old team where he played for 9 years made a tribute video. The ex-captain, now a part of the Islanders squad, teared up as his former team played the video on the jumbotron.
Bo Horvat gets emotional watching his tribute video in his first visit back to Vancouver since being traded. pic.twitter.com/bHZ2qjiL38
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 16, 2023
On June 30, 2013, the Vancouver Canucks traded their goaltender Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils. In return, they acquired the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. With this pick, the Canucks selected Bo Horvat.
Bo Horvat made his debut in the NHL on November 4, 2014, playing against the Colorado Avalanche. His inaugural goal came six games later on November 20, when he scored against Frederik Andersen of the Anaheim Ducks.
On October 9, 2019, Horvat assumed the role of the franchise’s 14th captain in a pre-game ceremony during the Canucks’ 50th season home opener.
In 621 games for Canucks, He has 201 goals and 219 assists. The year-old has the 8th most goals and 10th most points (420 points) in franchise history.
His longstanding association with the Canucks concluded on January 30, 2023, following a trade to the New York Islanders. In this exchange, the Canucks acquired Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Räty, and a conditional first-round pick in the 2023 draft.
Notably, on February 5, Horvat inked an eight-year, $68 million contract extension with the Islanders. Horvat transitioned from jersey number 53 to 14 upon joining the Islanders, given that 53 was already allocated to Casey Cizikas.