26-Year-Old Right Wing – Nashville Predators
Patric Hornqvist Contract Information:
Re-signed with Nashville in April 2013, agreeing to a five-year, $21.25 million contract.
Hornqvist (lower body) returned to the lineup for Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers, recording an assist and 22:44 of ice time.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Nov 28||EDM||Did Not Play|
|Nov 27||at CLS||Did Not Play|
|Nov 25||PHO||Did Not Play|
|Nov 21||at TOR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||1||0||15:41||1:57|
|Nov 19||at DET||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||2||1||18:00||5:42|
|Nov 15||at PIT||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||2||0||17:05||1:48|
|Nov 12||at NYI||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||6||16.7||2||2||17:03||2:10|
|Nov 10||at NJ||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||0||18:51||6:34|
|Nov 8||at WPG||0||0||0||0||4||0||0||0||5||0.0||3||1||17:01||2:44|
|Nov 6||at COL||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||18:17||0:59|
|Nov 2||at LA||0||3||3||2||0||0||2||0||0||0.0||1||4||17:18||2:13|
|Oct 31||at PHO||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||17:30||1:00|
|Oct 22||at MIN||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||1||16:38||1:49|
|Oct 20||at WPG||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||100.0||0||0||18:07||2:18|
|Oct 19||at MON||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||14:37||4:56|
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|Oct 4||at COL||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||5||0.0||0||0||12:23||3:52|
|Oct 3||at STL||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||0||14:01||3:50|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Hornqvist’s offensive totals have been in steady – if not alarming – decline the past two seasons, ever since he scored a career-high 30 goals and 51 points back in 2009-10. Last year, he scored a respectable 27 goals, but he suffered in the playmaking category with just 16 helpers, leaving Preds fans – and fantasy owners – wanting more. Looking ahead, the team will continue to lean on him as their second-line right winger, but he needs to step up and deliver.
Coming into last season, the expectations on Hornqvist could not have been any greater. The year before, he exploded for 30 goals and led the team in total points (51), shots (275), game-winners (8) and plus-minus (+18). That offseason, Hornqvist was awarded a new three-year, $9.25 million contract by a team that was starved for offense and who saw him as a possible franchise cornerstone along with Shea Weber and Pekka Rinne. However, in 2010-11, Hornqvist proceeded to take a minor step backwards, falling short of his previous year's totals with 21 goals and 48 points. The good news is, after saying goodbye to guys like Steve Sullivan, J-P Dumont, Marcel Goc and Joel Ward this summer, the Preds have few other offensive weapons who can supplant Hornqvist as one of the team's top six forwards this season. In 2011-12, he should be given plenty of opportunities to take a shot at building on his career totals. Expect somewhere in the vicinity of 50-55 points for Hornqvist as he continues his development as one of the NHL's second-tier forwards.
After scoring just two goals the previous season, Hornqvist busted out big-time last season, leading the Predators with 30 goals. He also tied with Steve Sullivan for first in team points with 51. As of early August, the 23-year-old Swede was technically still a restricted free agent, but was expected to re-sign with the Preds in time for the 2010-11 season. He will challenge Martin Erat for the role of #1 right winger on the team, but may wind up being better off on the team's second line with fellow up-and-comer Colin Wilson as his center. From a fantasy perspective, after such a huge jump in production last season, it's not uncommon to see a player like Hornqvist take a step back the following year. Don't expect another huge spike in his point totals.
With the Predators needing to fill forward slots from within the organization, this will be one of the more interesting preseason camps in some time for Nashville. A number of prospects will be competing for roster spots in 2008-09. The one name to remember is Hornqvist. Without a doubt, he will make the biggest impression in camp and will most likely nail down a roster spot to start the season. The seventh-round, 2005 Entry Draft selection for the Preds has spent the last three seasons in the Swedish Elite League sharpening his skills. Steady improvement has led to Hornqvist scoring 41 goals in his last two seasons with Djurgardens IF Stockholm. He was one of the more impressive prospects at the World Championships during the summer. Hornqvist posted six goals in his nine tournament games and garnered heavy praise from the hockey media for his performance. You could say that this young prospect is riding a wave of momentum into this year's camp, and the situation is ideal at Nashville for him to break into the lineup right away. If he can make the roster and contribute as expected, a 20-goal, 50-point rookie campaign is not out of the question.
The prospect forward spent all of last season playing in the Swedish Elite League. He racked up 23 goals and 11 assists in 49 games last year. Hornqvist is great offensive prospect and he should continue to develop those skills either in Europe or the minors this season. He's a player to keep an eye on for the future.
Drafted in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (selection #230). He is currently playing in the Swedish Elite League and may make the jump to Milwaukee of the AHL in 2008-09.