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VANCOUVER -- Bo Horvat was named captain of the Vancouver Canucks during a ceremony before their home opener against the Los Angeles Kings at Rogers Arena on Wednesday.

"I'm not going to be the most vocal guy," Horvat said when asked earlier Wednesday about his leadership style. "I'll definitely say some things here and there in the dressing room, but I think my play on the ice, leading by example, and trying to be positive night in and night out."

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Horvat is the 14th captain in Canucks history. He was an alternate captain last season, when the team opted against having a captain following the retirement of Henrik Sedin, who held the position the previous eight seasons.

"A lot of young guys come up and most are good hockey players and they want to score or they want to play well, but then there's some guys that have that extra dimension to them where they see more of a big picture and you can see that they think differently than most guys, and he has been one of them for sure," Sedin said.

The 24-year-old center is in his sixth season with the Canucks, who traded goaltender Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils for the ninth pick in the 2013 NHL Draft and then used it to select Horvat. He has 222 points (98 goals, 124 assists) in 379 NHL games, and is coming off career highs in goals (27), assists (34) and points (61) in 82 games last season.

"Having a voice and having an opinion and having that comfort level that guys can come to you about anything and you can be comforting and easy to talk to," Horvat said. "I learned a ton of that from [Henrik and Daniel Sedin]."

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Horvat also said watching Henrik Sedin gave him an appreciation for the most difficult parts of the job.

"Talking to the media every single day and having that spotlight on you all the time, it's a Canadian market, a Canadian team and media is hard on guys and the team, and I think for you to be that voice is definitely tough," Horvat said. "[The Sedins] stuck with it night in, night out and were just complete pros on and off the ice, so I learned a lot from them for sure."

Horvat joins a list of Canucks captains that includes Sedin, Roberto Luongo, Markus Naslund, Mark Messier, Trevor Linden, Stan Smyl and Orland Kurtenbach.

Canucks forward Jay Beagle, who signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2018 after winning the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals, praised Horvat for his maturity.

"The very first time I met him I thought he was older than me, and I'm old," said Beagle, who turns 34 Oct. 16. "He's just got that maturity you don't see from a lot of young guys. You can always look at him to lead the way in the gym and on the ice with his work ethic and the way he puts the team first. That's another huge quality from a leader, so he's a pretty special player, pretty special person."