Both are first-line centres for their respective teams in the same age range as Horvat, though both are more proven than Horvat.Monahan has a couple 60 point seasons, while Mac Kinnon put up 63 points in his rookie year.
Is Horvat worth the same amount considering they’re the same age and had similar points?
Is he worth more because he plays a more valuable position as a centre? The Canucks would probably prefer something similar to Vincent Trocheck’s new contract.
There’s the 22-year-old Jonathan Drouin, who is coming off a 53-point season.
He just signed a six year deal with an average annual value (AAV) of $5.5 million.
The only other option for a first-line centre right now is Horvat. Offensively, he’s done everything the Canucks could ask of him, finishing second on the team in points per hour behind Sven Baertschi, hitting that nice round number of 20 goals, and breaking the 50-point barrier before his 22nd birthday.