Five years, $21.25 million. That’s what the Nashville Predators feel Patric Hornqvist is worth.
Can you argue otherwise? Not only has he led the team in goals two times (30 in 2009-10 and 27 in 2011-12) but he’s a leader on the ice. There’s no greater example of the latter than his all-out, hustling, desperation, sliding back check on what would have been an empty net goal for the Chicago Blackhawks on April 6. Nashville’s playoff hopes were all but dead at that point and the game was all but over. The 26-year old winger was fighting until the end, however.
He earned the “A” on his sweater the following game.
The official press release is below.
Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Patric Hornqvist to a five-year, $21.25 million contract.
“As we build towards the 2013-14 season and beyond, re-signing Patric Hornqvist was an off-season priority,” Poile said. “Since joining