Bowie William “Bo” Horvat (born 5.4.1995) is a Canadian ice hockey center. He has played all of his career with the Vancouver Canucks (2014 – today). He is currently a captain of the Canucks.

Early Career

Horvat started his OHL career with London Knights after being selected in the first round and 9th overall in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection. In 2011-12 season, Horvat made 30 (11+19) points in 64 regular season games. Horvat and Knights won J. Ross Robertson Cup as league champions and they advancing to the 2012 Memorial Cup – London Knights lose the final against Shawinigan Cataractes. In his second season with the Knights (2012-13), Horvat made 61 (33+28) points in 67 regular season games. Horvat and the Knights defend their OHL Championships – leading the league in playoff goals (16), Horvat was given the Wayne Gretzky 99 award as the playoffs MVP. Horvat was 9th overall pick in 2013 NHL Draft by Vancouver Canucks and he signed three-year entry level contract on 6.8.2013. After his first training camp and pre-season with the Canucks, Horvat decided to play one more year with the Knights. In his third and last season with the Knights (2013-14), Horvat made 74 (30+44) points in 54 regular season games.

Vancouver Canucks

After small injuries in pre-season, Horvat started 2014 -15 season with Utica Comets in the AHL. After five games with the Comets, Horvat returned to the Canucks. On 4.11.2014, Horvat made his NHL debut against the Colorado Avalanche. In his first season, Horvat made 25 (13+12) points in 68 regular season games with low ice-time. In 2015-16 season, Horvat made 40 (16+24) points in 82 regular season games. In 2016-17 season, Horvat was named for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game. On 3.3.2017, Horvat was named as one of the Canucks’ second alternate captains. He finished season with 52 (20+32) points in 81 regular season games. On 8.9.2017, Horvat signed a six-year contract extension with the Canucks. On 9.10.2019, Horvat was named the 14th captain of the Canucks. He finished the Covid shortened 2019-20 regular season with 53 (22+31) points in 69 games. The Canucks qualified for the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs and Horvat made 12 (10+2) points in 17 games after 7-game elimination in Round 2 by the Vegas Golden Knights.

International Play

Bo Horvat played with Team Canada in the IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 2014. Team Canada lost the bronze medal game against Russia and became 4th. Horvat played with Team Canada in the IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships 2018 – Again, Team Canada lost the bronze medal game, this time against Team USA and became 4th.