Predators sign Hornqvist to 5-year contract

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm •  Published: April 30, 2013
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Hornqvist scored 30 goals in 2009-10 to become the fourth player in franchise history to reach that benchmark. He tied for second in the NHL with eight game-winning goals that season.

He followed that up with 21 goals in 2010-11 and provided a team-high 27 goals in 2011-12. He ranks eighth on the franchise's all-time list in power-play goals (28) and is 10th in overall goals (84).

"He is a unique player," Poile said. "He is one of the fiercest competitors in the National Hockey League. He has that net presence like nobody else. He's a courageous player. He can score goals. He brings a lot of energy to our team."

Now he has a chance to continue bringing that energy for many years to come.

"I want to stay here," Hornqvist said. "I really like it here. It's a great place to live and great place to play, and the fans are great."

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