Like crowd favorite John Scott in 2016, Bo Horvat will represent the Pacific Division in the All-Star Game despite now being a member of the New York Islanders.
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NHL.com reporter Nick Cotsonika confirmed Wednesday that the former Vancouver Canucks captain will remain with Connor McDavid and the Pacific, despite the deal that sent him to the Metropolitan with the “Isles” earlier this week.
Seven years ago it was the colossus John Scott who had to do the same in the Star Game. The forward was popular voted during his time with the Arizona Coyotes and made a midseason move to the Montreal Canadiens. While playing in the American League, he attended the celebrations under a neutral banner.
Recall that Horvat was traded to the Islanders on Monday for forwards Anthony Beauvillier and Aatu Raty, as well as a conditional first-round pick. He still hasn’t put on his new team’s jersey because of the break.
The Ontarian has 31 goals and 23 assists for 54 points in 49 games this season.