Former Canucks captain Bo Horvat with the New York Islanders.
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LATEST | Former Canuck Bo Horvat drawing praise from Head Coach Patrick Roy

Published February 6, 2024 at 8:05 PM
BY COOPER GODIN
     
Former Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat and the New York Islanders returned to action after the All-Star break as they took on the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

During the game, following a hit on Islanders star forward Mat Barzal, Bo Horvat stepped up and dropped the gloves with Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Simon Benoit.


After the game, Horvat's Head Coach, the legendary Patrick Roy, was full of praise for the former Canucks captain, calling him a 'leader'.


"This who he is. He's a leader on this team," Roy said. "Leaders always take care of their teammates."

Roy added, "In life, you have a chance. You could be an eagle or duck he was an eagle."

The 28-year-old Horvat has had a fairly strong season for the New York Islanders and is nearly a point-per-game player. In 49 games this season, he's managed to put up 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists), along with 27 penalty minutes and is a plus-seven.

It's great to see that Horvat is being recognized and praised by his coach and team for being a leader within the group, as was the case with the Vancouver Canucks. No matter where Horvat goes, he'll always carry those leadership qualities with him and will stand up for his teammates if needed.

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