Offseason Player Grades: Patric Hornqvist

Regular Season Statistics

GP: 70 G: 21 A: 23 P: 44 +/-: 16

Playoff Statistics

GP: 19 G: 5 A: 4 P: 9 +/-: 6

Player Grade: (A)
Hornqvist filled his role greatly and did what was asked of him making him invaluable to the Penguins’ success.


Review

Patric Hornqvist is a guy every team wishes they had. He’s gritty he fights in the corners. He’s the pesky guy in front of the net, he’s a true hockey player. He’s proven he can play with the best by the way he’s played on lines with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. His 44 points in 70 games played is pretty worthy of an ‘A’. Don’t even get me started on the playoff performance, not to mention the game winner in game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Nashville Predators. That ‘A’ is rightfully deserved. 

Preview

Horny is gonna bust his butt from the first game of the season to the very last. Like I said he’s going to be that gritty guy in the corner and the pesky guy in front that tortures the goaltender. Look for Hornqvist to have a similar, if not better season point wise in 2017-18′. He will probably be up there in the Pens top 5 in points.

Conclusion

Mr Game 6? Is that the new name we call Patric Hornqvist? His sacrifices and grittiness helped the Penguins go back to back this season. Hornqvist is truly one of a kind, and a player like him is very hard to find. The Pens are very lucky to have a guy like Hornqvist and should really appreciate him as much as the fans do. 

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