Bo Horvat named 2013 OHL Playoff MVP

Bo Horvat of the London Knights was named Most Valuable Player of the 2013 OHL Playoffs and is the recipient of the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award.

Horvat scored two goals in the 3-2 Game 7 victory over the Barrie Colts including the game-winner with less than a second to play in regulation to earn the Knights their third Robertson Cup title in franchise history.

Horvat recorded 23 points in 21 games scoring 16 goals and seven assists.  He scored seven goals in the Rogers OHL Championship Series including three game-winners.

He becomes the third member of the Knights to claim the award following Corey Perry in 2005, and Austin Watson in 2012. 

The OHL introduced the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award in 1999 to honour the Most Valuable Player in the OHL Playoffs as selected by the media.  Gretzky, a native of Brantford, graduated from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to become the most prolific scorer in the history of the NHL.  The league created the award in tribute of ‘The Great One’ shortly after he announced his retirement from the NHL in 1999.

Wayne Gretzky 99 Award winners:

2013 – Bo Horvat (London Knights)

2012 – Austin Watson (London Knights)

2011 – Robby Mignardi (Owen Sound Attack)

2010 – Adam Henrique (Windsor Spitfires)

2009 – Taylor Hall (Windsor Spitfires)

2008 – Justin Azevedo (Kitchener Rangers)

2007 – Marc Staal (Sudbury Wolves)

2006 – Daniel Ryder (Peterborough Petes)

2005 – Corey Perry (London Knights)

2004 – Martin St. Pierre (Guelph Storm)

2003 – Derek Roy (Kitchener Rangers)

2002 – Brad Boyes (Erie Otters)

2001 – Seamus Kotyk (Ottawa 67’s)

2000 – Brian Finley (Barrie Colts)

1999 – Justin Papineau (Belleville Bulls)

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