Bo Horvat named 14th captain in Vancouver Canucks history

Oct 9 2019, 7:14 pm

Bo Horvat has been named the 14th captain in Vancouver Canucks history.

The Canucks delayed the big announcement until tonight’s home opener against the Los Angeles Kings, making the reveal in front of fans at Rogers Arena prior to puck drop.

Vancouver hasn’t had a captain since Henrik Sedin retired at the end of the 2017-18 season. Horvat, along with Alex Edler, Chris Tanev, and Brandon Sutter served as alternate captains last season.

A native of London, Ontario, Horvat has improved every year since the Canucks selected him ninth overall in the 2013 NHL Draft. Now in his sixth NHL season, Horvat posted career-highs in goals (27), assists (34), and points (61) in 2018-19.

Horvat, 24, is the youngest player to be named Canucks captain since Trevor Linden wore the C at age 20.

Season(s) Captain
2019-present Bo Horvat
2010-2018 Henrik Sedin
2008-2010 Roberto Luongo
2000-2008 Markus Naslund
1997-2000 Mark Messier
1991-1997 Trevor Linden
1990-1991 Trevor Linden/Dan Quinn/Doug Lidster
1982-1990 Stan Smyl
1979-1982 Kevin McCarthy
1977-1979 Don Lever
1976-1977 Chris Oddleifson
1975-1976 Andre Boudrias
1970-1974 Orland Kurtenbach