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Patric Hornqvist
Born January 1, 1987 (1987-01-01) (age 35)
Sollentuna, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Nashville Predators
Djurgårdens IF
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 230th overall, 2005
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2005–present

Patric Hornqvist (born Patric Gosta Hornqvist on January 1, 1987) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Nashville Predators in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing Career[]

Patric began playing hockey in local Sollentuna-club Gillbo IF and also played minor hockey in Solna SK. He later moved on to play junior hockey in Väsby IK Hockey.

He was part of Stockholm/Röd's team in the 2002 TV-pucken and also made some appearances in Väsby's senior team the same season.

Patric played two additional seasons with Väsby, but when head coach Charles Berglund was acquired by Djurgårdens IF in 2004 as assistant coach, he followed.

He played a few games for Djurgården's J20 team during the 2004–05 season and was drafted by Nashville Predators in the seventh round (230th and last overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

On September 26th, Patric made his Elitserien debut on September 26 against Timrå IK and played 47 games out of 50 during the 2005–06 Elitserien season scoring five goals and seven points.

Patric became the Elitserien Rookie of the Year in 2007 after a successful second season in Djurgården's regular team, scoring 23 goals and 34 points.

He signed on a three-year contract with Nashville in May of 2007 but had already chosen to stay for another season in Djurgården during the previous month.

Patric played another good season scoring 18 goals and 30 points in 53 games; and participated in his first Elitserien playoff when Djurgården met Linköpings HC in the quarterfinals.

These games did not go well for Patric; he recorded only one assist, and his team lost the series 4–1.

Patric moved to North America for the 2008–09 NHL season in hopes of making the Predators' roster, however, he struggled and was assigned to their minor league affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL) where he spent most of the year.

On October 15, 2008, Patric scored his first NHL goal against Marty Turco of the Dallas Stars in one of his 28 NHL games that year.

Patric broke out in the 2009–10 NHL season, leading the Predators in goals (30) and tying for the team lead in points with 51.

After the completion of the Predators lockout shortened 2012–13 season, Hornqvist was re-signed to a five-year contract extension on April 30, 2013.

Career Statistics[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Djurgårdens IF SHL 47 5 2 7 36
2006–07 Djurgårdens IF SHL 49 23 11 34 38
2007–08 Djurgårdens IF SHL 53 18 12 30 58 5 0 1 1 6
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 28 2 5 7 16
2008–09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 49 17 18 35 44 11 4 4 8 6
2009–10 Nashville Predators NHL 80 30 21 51 40 2 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Nashville Predators NHL 79 21 27 48 47 12 2 1 3 6
2011–12 Nashville Predators NHL 76 27 16 43 28 10 1 3 4 2
2012–13 Djurgårdens IF Swe.1 10 2 3 5 6
2012–13 Nashville Predators NHL 24 4 10 14 14
NHL totals 287 84 79 163 145 24 3 5 8 12
SHL totals 149 46 25 71 132 5 0 1 1 6
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