The Tampa Bay Lightning star may have taken home the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award last year, but those individual accomplishments alone didn't satisfy him.
"I don't care about the personal stuff, I mean you do care because you want to play well," Kucherov said, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. "But at the end of the day, you want to remember the fun part and winning the Cup and having your name on it."
The Lightning were swept at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the 2018-19 playoffs despite putting together one of the most dominant regular seasons in NHL history.
Kucherov only managed two assists in three games during the first-round series after recording 41 goals and 128 points in the regular season.
Horvat succeeds Henrik Sedin, who captained the Canucks for eight seasons before retiring at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
"They choose captains because of who you are," Sedin said, according to Sportsnet's Iain MacIntyre. "That's why they didn't name a captain right away; they wait and see what kind of person a guy is and how he handles different situations.
Patrik Laine is ready to get back to filling opponents' nets over the next two years.
After settling for a two-year, $13.5-million bridge deal with the Winnipeg Jets last week, the Finnish forward is betting on himself to return to his scoring ways.
"I know I'll be good for the next two years," Laine told reporters Monday. "I'm going to score a lot of goals, that's for sure.
"I've always trusted myself ... I'm gonna be betting on myself these two years."
Despite scoring 30 goals last season, Laine's year was widely seen as a disappointment. Eighteen of those tallies came in the month of November, and issues with his 200-foot game became more clear during the season.
"You can always be better, always room to improve," Laine added. "Just play better five-on-five and help my team to win."
The 21-year-old has scored 110 goals in 237 games since being taken second overall in the 2016 NHL Draft.