Former Canuck Signs 8-Year Extension With Islanders (8 Years / $8,500,000 AAV)
After acquiring Bo Horvat from the Vancouver Canucks, in exchange for Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Raty and a conditional first round selection in the 2023 NHL Draft, on January 30; the Islanders have agreed to terms with the forward on an eight-year contract.
This past weekend, Horvat represented the Islanders at the 2023 NHL All-Star Weekend, along with forward Brock Nelson and goalie Ilya Sorokin.
Horvat, 27, is averaging over a point-per-game with 54 (31 goals and 23 assists) in 49 games with the Canucks this season, his ninth in the NHL. This season, Horvat is second in the NHL in face-offs taken (1,116), and is averaging a 56% win percentage.
The Canucks selected Horvat ninth overall in the 2013 NHL Draft. In 621 games, all with Vancouver, the London, Ontario native has 201 goals and 219 assists for 420 points. He served as the team captain of the Canucks for the past four seasons. Horvat has competed in 23 career Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring 11 goals and five assists for 16 points. He represented Vancouver at the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, CA.
Horvat played three seasons with his hometown London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The Knights won the J. Ross Robertson Cup (awarded to the OHL Champion) twice while Horvat played in London. In 2013, Horvat scored a league-leading 16 goals in 21 playoff games and was awarded the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award as playoff MVP.
In 2018, Horvat was a member of Team Canada’s World Championship team alongside current Islanders Josh Bailey, Mathew Barzal, Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Ryan Pulock. Horvat scored seven points (three goals and four assists) in 10 games during the tournament.
Source: New York Islanders PR @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com