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."