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Patric Hornqvist | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 189
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Patric Hornqvist registered two goals, one on the power play, and an assist in the Penguins’ 3-1 win over the Islanders on Saturday night.
It’s still very early, but the returns on Hornqvist with two of the best centers in the game in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are very promising. Granted, the final goal came via the empty net, but Hornqvist is clearly thriving in Pittsburgh, with points in all four games and eight in total. Oh yeah, he also had a whopping 12 shots on goal in Saturday’s win. Malkin also had a strong game with a power-play goal and an assist. Crosby had two assists. Oct 18 - 11:34 PM

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Patric Hornqvist is capitalizing on the opportunity to play alongside Sidney Crosby.

"Oh yeah, for sure. Playing with Sid makes it easier out there," said Hornqvist. "He's one of the best players in the world. He can make things happen from nothing. He’s so strong on the puck, and you just have to skate a lot and try to get open when you play with him." Hornqvist has two goals and four points in two games. If he stays on the top line, Hornqvist should surpass his previous career-high of 53 points.
Oct 15 - 6:13 AM

Patric Hornqvist has two goals and four points in two games.

Hornqvist's boost is largely due to playing on a line with Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby. As long as Hornqvist plays with them, he'll be a solid asset in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 13 - 10:48 AM

Patric Hornqvist is being considered for the top power play in Pittsburgh.

Rick Tocchet is going to coach the power play and he already has four players in mind for the top unit as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Chris Kunitz who will play in front of the net, will be his top four. Tocchet likes playing a 1-3-1 power play which has come into favor over the last few years, rather than three up front and two players remaining on the point. Hornqvist will have competition from Beau Bennett, Steve Downie and Brandon Sutter according to Tocchet. Stay tuned.
Sep 21 - 9:37 AM

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist expects to take his same hard-driving style from Nashville.

While that fearless style might explain his checkered injury history, it also helps him be a very effective player. Hornqvist will get a golden opportunity alongside Evgeni Malkin and the Penguins might be wise to make him their net-front presence on the power play.
Sep 16 - 12:45 PM

Patric Hornqvist will get the initial look on the wing with Evgeni Malkin.

Speaking on 93.7 The Fan, Penguins coach Mike Johnston said he likes to find pairs who work well together, and knows that Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby have had chemistry in the past. "I’d like to see how (Malkin) plays with Hornqvist," Johnston said. "Hornqvist is a right shot. Very good up and down winger. Gritty around the net. Real character type of guy. So I think that combination might work." The former Predators winger could be a sneaky-good pick in drafts.
Sep 6 - 8:24 PM

Patric Hornqvist is looking forward to getting a chance to skate with Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, but he said it won't change the way he plays the game.

"I'm going hard to the net and scoring goals around the net," Hornqvist said. "I always try to be a good guy in the locker room. Nick (Spaling) is the same way. Happy around the rink. I'm pretty sure they already have those kinds of guys there. I'm just excited to meet the coaches and the players and to build something up there." He was an assistant captain for Nashville last season. He can play right or left wing and it's likely he'll get Malkin as his center. He has hit 30 goals once in his career and posted a personal high 53 points last season. Look for him to improve on those totals in 2014-15.
Jul 3 - 5:19 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have picked up Patric Hornqvist from the Nashville Predators for James Neal.

Nick Spaling is also headed to the Penguins. Hornqvist will get a huge bump in fantasy value as he will join the line of Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin and will get plenty of power play time as well. He could get 40-plus goals if he can remain healthy.
Jun 27 - 8:13 PM

Star forward Patric Hornqvist makes it clear why he thinks Barry Trotz's contract isn't being renewed as the coach of the Nashville Predators.

"It's our fault that he left," Hornqvist said. "We didn't play good enough for him. He can't be on the ice, he just puts the right players out there. In the end this is our fault that he gets fired, and obviously that's a huge responsibility for us and we have to be better next year."
Apr 15 - 11:12 AM

Patric Hornqvist had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-5 win over Chicago.

Hornqvist has been on fire lately with nine goals and 17 points in his last 10 games. That's allowed him to salvage what would have otherwise been a disappointing campaign by bringing him up to 52 points in 75 contests.
Apr 13 - 11:01 AM

Patric Hornqvist continued his torrid streak by scoring in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Coyotes.

The underrated forward has now registered goals in five of his last six games and has amassed 15 points during his past nine outings. He has not enjoyed a fantastic season, but his performance over the past couple of weeks surely won a few fantasy hockey leagues. Craig Smith also scored a goal for Nashville in the win.
Apr 11 - 12:34 AM

Predators' forward Patric Hornqvist is on fire as of late.

Since becoming a father on March 25th, Hornqvist has registered 10 points in five games. Perhaps the increased responsibilities of fatherhood have motivated the 26-year-old to new heights. If you have Hornqvist, ride him.
Apr 6 - 1:08 PM

Patric Hornqvist scored twice for the Predators in their 3-0 win over the Sharks on Saturday night.

Hornqvist's goals came within a 5:11 span in the second period, to give him goals in four straight games. The winger reached the 20-goal mark for the fourth time in his career, and he's registered 48 points, three off of his career-high. Roman Josi netted the other goal.
Apr 6 - 1:18 AM

Patric Hornqvist had a goal and two assists in Nashville's 5-2 win over Anaheim on Friday.

Hornqvist is riding a six-game point streak. He has 18 goals and 46 points in 71 games this season.
Apr 5 - 10:03 AM

Patric Hornqvist scored two goals to help the Nashville Predators edge the visiting Washington Capitals 4-3 in a shootout victory Sunday night.

Hornqvist's goals, his 16th and 17th of the season, both came on wrist shots in the first period. Two other Predators notched two-point nights. Defenseman Shea Weber scored his 21st goal of the season and picked up his 29th assist while Mike Fisher chipped in with his 23rd and 24th assists of the season. Nashville's Craig Smith scored the only goal in the shootout.
Mar 30 - 11:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
5Zach Sill
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss