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The Nashville Predators gave Patric Hornqvist a new five-year, $21.25 million deal in April. Today, they have him the second “A.”
Mr. Irrelevant of the 2005 NHL Draft has been named one of the alternate captains for the 2013-14 season.
“I’m really proud,” Hornqvist said. “But it’s not going to change my game. I’m going to come to the rink the same way I’ve been doing for the last five years but, obviously, it’s a big a moment in my career.”
While there were plenty of candidates, the Stockholm, Sweden, native edged out veterans like steady defenseman Kevin Klein, former Minnesota Wild alternate Matt Cullen and original Predator David Legwand.
“Probably the best respect you can get from your peers is when they look down the bench and go ‘Man, he brings it every night,’” Head Coach Barry Trotz said. “That was probably the deciding factor. He’s a guy that really brings it every night and I don’t think that’s questionable.”
Hornqvist is a three-time 20-goal and a two-time
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