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New York Islanders announce 8-year contract extension for Bo Horvat

The New York Islanders have announced that they've reached an agreement with Bo Horvat on an eight-year contract extension, though they did not release the full terms of the deal, keeping with standard Lou Lamoriello protocol.

The extension comes less than a full week after the Islanders first acquired Horvat from the Vancouver Canucks, sending Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu R├Ąty, and a conditional 2023 first-round pick their way for the prized centre. So ends the speculation as to whether he'll be a rental or not. He's in Long Island for the long haul.

Though Lamoriello resisted the temptation to offer up the specifics, multiple reports have circulated in the time since the deal was announced placing it in the $8.5 million range annually.

Horvat, 27, is in the midst of a career year, with 31 goals and 54 points in 49 contests, all of them with the Canucks to this point. This contract extension will carry him through to his age-35 season.

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