With less than two months remaining until the NHL’s March 3 trade deadline, we’re bringing you one deadline-focused story each day at Daily Faceoff.
Today we’re going to focus on an individual player profile of Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat, the No. 1 player available on our latest Trade Targets board.
2023 Trade Deadline Countdown: 54 Days
Center, Vancouver Canucks
Height: 6’0″ | Weight: 215 lbs.
Cap Hit: $5.5 million AAV
Term: Pending UFA
Trade Clauses: No restrictions
Stats: 39 GP, 29 goals, 15 assists, 44 points, 20:48 avg TOI
Career: Ninth season (all with Vancouver), 611 GP, 199 goals, 211 assists, 410 points
Archetype and Ideal Role
Net-Front Scorer, 2nd Line Center
Horvat was the 11th-ranked Net-Front Scorer in Daily Faceoff‘s Archetype Rankings series before the season started. Ideally, Horvat slides into a team’s No. 2 center slot and their top power play unit in the bumper role where he has been lethal over the past three years. Horvat has scored 30 power play goals in that span, 13th most in the NHL, outpacing players like Brayden Point, John Tavares and Patrice Bergeron.