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Canucks trade team captain Horvat to the Islanders

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Islanders have acquired All-Star center Bo Horvat in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks. Before the trade, he was the Canucks team captain.

In exchange, the Canucks acquired winger Anthony Beauvillier. The team added 20-year-old center Aatu Räty and a conditional first-round draft pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.

Former Vancouver Canucks team captain Bo Horvat waits for a face off during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets
Bo Horvat waits for a face off during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets

According to Sportsbet’s Elliott Friedman, the 2023 draft pick is Top 12 protected.

The 27-year-old Horvat joins the Islanders with several months left in his contract. New York will pay a prorated portion of his $4.4 million salary.

He signed a six-year, $33 million deal with the Canucks on September 8th, 2017.

In his last game with the Canucks, Horvat had four assists in a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

This season, he has appeared in 49 games. He has scored 31 goals and assisted on 23 additional goals. Horvat has 54 points.

Beauvillier is now under contract for the rest of this season and next season with the Canucks. According to, he will be paid the rest of his $4.15 million salary by his new team. Then, they will be responsible for his $4.15 million deal next season.

He appeared in 49 games. He had nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points.

In his last game with the Islanders, he had an assist against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Räty was in his first season with the Islanders before the trade. He appeared in 12 games.

He has two goals. One of his two goals came against the Canucks in a win on January 3rd.

Räty scored his first NHL goal against the Florida Panthers on December 23rd.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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