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Patric Hornqvist  #72

Pittsburgh Penguins  Right Wing
NUMBER: 72 BIRTHDATE: January 1, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Sollentuna, Sweden
WEIGHT: 189 DRAFTED: NSH / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (230th overall)

- Led the Predators with six GWGs on the season and putting him in 17th in the NHL in GWGs since 2009-10 (23).
- In his last 11 games of the season, Hornqvist posted 18 points (9g-9a).
- Established career highs in points and assists (22g-31a-53pts).
- Tallied two goals on March 30 against Washington – the 100 and 101st goals of his career – making him the sixth player in franchise history, and the fourth Preds draftee, to hit the 100-goal plateau. Also tallied two on April 5 at San Jose.
- In 2013-14, became the sixth Preds draftee to post 200 career points.
- His 248 shots lead the team and rank among the League’s Top 25 skaters.
- Served as a full-time alternate captain for the first time in 2013-14.
- Is one of only three players picked last overall (230th, 2005) to play at least 100 games and score at least 20 goals.
- Nashville's first draft pick to score 20-plus goals in four consecutive full seasons (2009-14).
- Wife gave birth to the couple's first child, Isabella, on March 22.
 



 

Signed as a free agent by Martigny (Swiss-2), October 2, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Djurgarden (Sweden-2), November 12, 2012.
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp