Preds Ink Hornqvist To Five-Year Deal: Patric Hornqvist signed a five-year, $21.25 million contract with the Predators, ESPN.com reports. (Updated 4/30/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/21/13).
Patric Hornqvist is part of the Predators' plan for the future and they wanted to lock up the 26-year-old for the long run. He only played in 24 games this season due to injuries, accumulating four goals and 10 assists. (Updated 4/30/13).
Patric Hornqvists 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. (Updated 8/14/12)