Canucks Captain Opens Up About Future in Vancouver

The Vancouver Canucks have locked up pieces of their core this summer in the likes of Brock Boeser and J.T Miller. Is Bo Horvat next?

The Canucks captain is set to become an unrestricted free agent at season's end and if it was solely up to him, Horvat would be sticking around for his entire career. He met with the media earlier this week and had this to say:
Obviously, I want to be a Vancouver Canuck, and I want to stay here. I love our group, my wife and I love the city. If I wanted to play for one team my whole career, it'd be the Vancouver Canucks. Obviously, it's a long process, and we'll see where it goes. I can't let that kind of stuff bother me. I can't have it hang over my head. For me, I have to put my head down and be the best leader I can. I'm a Vancouver Canuck right now, I'm going to be a Vancouver Canuck for this full year, and I'm gonna try to do whatever I can to help this team win, and that's what my main focus is right now.

I think the way we left things last year, it still stung. I'm not gonna say that it was a success last year because we didn't make the playoffs. To me, that's not good enough. Obviously, there were a lot of good things part of that run, but again, we can be better. We can be more consistent, not rely on our goaltender as much, and kind of take it to teams and be pests to play against. I think we showed shades of that last year, but I think we can take another step this year.
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The Canucks are looking to make a big jump in 2022-23 and Horvat's going to be a huge portion of their success. The 27-year-old is coming off a 31-goal season and looked like a new player under head coach Bruce Boudreau. Canucks' fans are hopeful it's much of the same for a long long time.

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