Patric Hörnqvist has had a good season in the first division in Sweden in 2004-05 and has also seen some ice time with the U-18 national team.
Hornqvist is spending the 2005-06 season with Djurgardens IF Stockholm in the Swedish Elite League. He played part of last season with Djurgardens’ junior team, Vasby of the Swedish 3rd league, as well as for Sweden at the U-18 World Championships.
2006-07: Remained in Sweden, in the junior league.
2007-08: Hornqvist spent the season with Djurgardens IF Stockholm (SWE), where he recorded 30 points (18g+12a) in 53 games. He also represented his country at the WC, netting six goals in nine games.
2008-09: Hornqvist split his first North American season between the NHL and AHL. In 49 AHL games with the Milwaukee Admirals, the Swede scored 17 goals and 18 assists for 35 points. He added 4 goals and 4 assists in 11 playoff games with the Admirals. In 28 regular season NHL games with the Predators, he scored 2 goals, 5 assists for 7 points.
2009-10: Hornqvist had a breakout season for the Predators, recording 30 goals, 21 assists for 51 points in 80 games. The winger tied Steve Sullivan for the most points on the team while his 30 goals led the squad. He battled an upper-body injury towards the end of the season and only appeared in 2 playoff games, where he was limited to 1 assist. Hornqvist represented Sweden at the Olympic games, scoring 1 goal in 4 games.
Hörnqvist is an offensive player who may lack some foot speed… he has a good nose for the net and is always dangerous… he is willing to pay the price and goes to the dirty areas to dig for pucks… keeps it simple and lets his wrister off quickly… has good hockey sense and positioning in the offensive zone… is a solid puckhandler who has the ability to create space for himself… is weak and has to add leg- and upper body strength… has to work on his skating which is holding him back.