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Canucks sign C Horvat to six-year extension

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(TSX / STATS) -- Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat signed a six-year, $33 extension, the team announced Friday.

Horvat, 22 recorded a career-best 20 goals while scoring 52 points last season. In three NHL seasons, Horvat owns 49 goals and 117 points.

"Bo has quickly become a foundational player on our team and we're thrilled for him to be a part of what we're building here long term," general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. "His commitment and work ethic have helped his game improve each season. He's already a leader on our team and a young player fans can be excited to watch for years to come."

Horvat, who played in last season's All-Star Game, was a restricted free agent. He was the ninth overall selection of the 2013 NHL draft.

"It's a great feeling to be able to continue my career for six more seasons in Vancouver," Horvat said in a statement. "Since being drafted by the Canucks, I have been welcomed by fans with open arms and I'm incredibly proud and fortunate to call this city and province home. I couldn't be more excited to help this team win."

Updated September 8, 2017

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