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Bo Horvat named 14th captain of the Canucks

...Horvat given the 'C' during pre-game ceremony

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have a captain and his name is Bo Horvat.

The 24-year-old, who was drafted by Vancouver ninth overall 2013 NHL Entry Draft and has played his entire 379-game NHL career with the Canucks, was officially named captain during a pre-game ceremony ahead of the team's home opener Wednesday night at Rogers Arena.

Video: Canucks Name Bo Horvat Captain

Horvat was named captain on October 1st after a team meeting in the Canucks dressing room, but as part of the Canucks 50th anniversary season, the news was saved for Wednesday.

And it was worth the wait.

Video: Bo Horvat Becomes 14th Canucks Captain

Horvat becomes the 14th captain in Canucks history, inheriting the 'C' from former captain Henrik Sedin at centre ice. Henrik was captain for eight seasons, tying Stan Smyl for the longest tenure in team history. Other Canucks captains include Roberto Luongo, Markus Naslund, Trevor Linden, Doug Lidster, Dan Quinn, Kevin McCarthy, Don Lever, Chris Oddleifson, Andre Boudrias and Orland Kurtenbach and a Moose.

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