Nine years later, and Lou Lamoriello has Bo Horvat as one of his own. After being traded by the Vancouver Canucks before the trade deadline, Bo Horvat has a new contract. Horvat has signed a deal with the New York Islanders for the next eight years. Elliotte Friedman was the first to report the AAV being $8.5 million. Now that the deal has been signed, hockey is now the main focus.
#Isles News: The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with forward Bo Horvat on an eight-year contract.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) February 5, 2023
Bo Horvat Signs New Contract
The hottest name at the trade deadline not only has been moved, but signed. Bo Horvat has a new contract in place. This is a great day for Bo Horvat and the Islanders. Horvat is having a career year and is playing some of his best hockey. He has already matched his career high in goals (31) from last year and has already surpassed last season’s point totals. In addition, Horvat will set a career-high in points as he will hit the 60-point marker. He is playing his best hockey, and he has cashed in.
How This Benefits The Islanders
For the first time in a long time, the Islanders have depth down the middle. A three-headed monster formed by Mathew Barzal, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, and now Horvat makes the team deep. Horvat is perfect for the team’s top six and his net-front presence will be great for the power play. In fact, Horvat himself has 12 power-play goals individually, whereas the Islanders have 20 on the season. The Islanders are getting a high-impact player as well as a leader, as he previously served as the captain for the Canucks.
How This Benefits Horvat
Bo Horvat signed his new contract and can now focus on playing hockey. After not being able to secure a long-term deal in Vancouver, he is staying put on Long Island. He is joining a team with a solid core in place of Barzal, Ilya Sorokin, Adam Pelech, Brock Nelson, and Noah Dobson. If they add the right pieces in place, this is a team that can grow to become a legit contender in the stacked Metropolitan Division.
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