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Better Know a Penguin: Patric Hornqvist

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Patric Hornqvist holds one of the best relative-corsi for percentages on the Penguins, which I'm not saying is because of SIdney Crosby, but...I'm also not not saying that. That being said, Hornqvist has 11 points in 18 playoff games and tallied 51 points in 82 regular season contests. He's just about even between assists and goals and holds an NHL career shooting percentage of 9.4.

Name: Patric Hornqvist

Number/Position: #72 / Right Wing

Born: Jan. 1, 1987

Birthplace: Sollentuna, Sweden

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 189

Shoots: Right

Drafted: 7th round (230th overall) by Nashville in 2014

Assets

Is capable of producing offense from right in front of the net, which can take goaltenders off their game. Can take loads of punishment to score and isn't bad in his own end. Scores garbage goals.

Flaws

Is a somewhat undersized winger, so he can wear down over the course of the season. Can rile up opponents too much with his antics, which can turn into a negative. Is a bit too streaky on offense.

Career Potential

Streaky scorer, two-way winger and constant net presence.

(Assets, Flaws and Career Potential via The Hockey News player page)

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(courtesy of war-on-ice.com)