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Preds re-sign Hornqvist: Five years, $21.25 million

Apr 30, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

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The Nashville Predators announced on Tuesday they’ve agreed to terms with forward Patric Hornqvist on a five-year, $21.25 million deal.

“As we build towards the 2013-14 season and beyond, re-signing Patric Hornqvist was an off-season priority,” Preds GM Poile said in a statement. “Since joining the Predators, he has become—and will remain—an integral member of our core group.”

Hornqvist, 26, has been one of Nashville’s most consistent scorers over the last three seasons, posting a career-high 30 goals in 2009-10 (21 goals in ’10-11, 27 in ’11-12).

His 2013 season was largely derailed by knee and upper-body injuries, yet Hornqvist still managed to rack up 14 points in 24 games — finishing ninth among all Predators in scoring, despite missing half the year.

This new deal will net the Swedish winger $4.25 million annually, a nice pay bump from the three-year, $9.25 million deal he inked with Nashville in 2010.

As a result, Hornqvist becomes the Predators’ second-highest paid forward for 2013-14, only behind veteran David Legwand, who will make $4.5 million.

  1. freneticgarfieldfan - Apr 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    I can see the value he brings to the Preds, just: roughly 0,5 pts and 0,25 goals per game and a $4,25m cap hit looks a little stiff to me.

  2. orangandblack - Apr 30, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Decimals and comma’s are not interchangeable.

    • freneticgarfieldfan - Apr 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      how does everybody else spell “orange”, smarty-pants?

      • orangandblack - Apr 30, 2013 at 5:04 PM

        orangeandblack (notice the ‘e’ in ‘orange’) was already taken

    • tuberippin - May 1, 2013 at 4:00 AM

      I was going to go with OranG, like Warren G.

  3. ashtongronholz8 - Apr 30, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Haha 2 comments up

  4. President Charles Logan - Apr 30, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    good signing , key.

  5. 19to77 - May 1, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Another day, another somewhat overvalued Nashville contract. This is a guy who has broken 50 points once (three years ago) and has just four goals in 24 games this year. $4.25m is more than he’s worth, plain and simple. I get that he’s a key player for them, but the money’s still too much.

  6. valoisvipers - May 2, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Lot of money for an average player.

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