LATEST | Bo Horvat walks back comments he made about Vancouver earlier this year

Published November 13, 2023 at 10:00

Former Canucks captain Bo Horvat will make his return to Vancouver this week to face off against his former club and recently he clarified some comments he made after being traded earlier this year.

After being dealt to the Islanders, in a post-game interview, Horvat was asked what it was liked to play in New York and he said it was a lot better than in Vancouver.

His comments didn't go over very well with the Canucks fan base, as expected, and now Horvat is saying that it wasn't directed at the fans and he was just upset about how things went last year.

"I think some of [the Vancouver fans] were pretty upset with what I said last year. I think they took it more personal than I wanted them to take it. It wasn't directed at them. I was just more upset of how everything went down last year," Horvat said.

Horvat, 28, spent parts of the first nine seasons of his National Hockey League career with the Vancouver Canucks after they selected him with the ninth overall pick in 2013. In January, after multiple attempts to re-sign him, the Canucks opted to trade Horvat, sending him to the Islanders in exchange for Aatu Raty, Anthony Beauvillier and a 2023 first-round pick, which they flipped to the Red Wings later on for Filip Hronek.

The London, Ontario native will play his first game back in Vancouver on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET. It's going to be interesting to see what type of reception he receives from the crowd at Rogers Arena.

November 13   |   1322 answers
LATEST | Bo Horvat walks back comments he made about Vancouver earlier this year

Do you think the fans at Rogers Arena will give Bo Horvat a standing ovation?

Yes73755.7 %
No48636.8 %
See Results997.5 %
Latest 10 stories