At 36 years old, Patric Hornqvist has this physical status:
Patric Gösta Hörnqvist (born 1 January 1987) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League.
He has also played for the Nashville Predators. Hörnqvist won his first Stanley Cup championship when the Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games in the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals.
In 2017, Hörnqvist scored the Cup-winning goal against his former team, as the Penguins repeated as Stanley Cup champions.
Hörnqvist was born in Sollentuna, Sweden, on January 1st. He began playing hockey in Solentuna, IF, and also played minor hockey in Solna SK. Hörnqvist then went on to play junior hockey in Väsby IK Hockey. He was a member of Stockholm/Röd's 2002 television-pucken team and made some appearances in Väsby's senior team the same season. Hörnqvist spent two seasons with Väsby, but when head coach Charles Berglund was hired by Djurgrdens IF in 2004 as assistant coach, Hörnqvist followed.
He appeared in a few games for the Djurgrden's J20 team from 2004-05 and was drafted by Nashville Predators in the seventh round, 230th and last overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Hörnqvist made his Elitserien debut against Timr IK on September 26th and played 47 games out of 50 between 2005 and 2006 Elitserien seasons, scoring five goals and seven points. After a fruitful second season in Djurgrden's regular team, scoring 23 goals and 34 points, he was named Elitserien Rookie of the Year in 2007.
Hörnqvist started a three-year contract with Nashville in May 2007, but had already committed to another season in Djurgrden at the end of the previous month. He had another good season in 53 games, scoring 18 goals and 30 points in 53 games; he was also in his first Elitserien playoff, when Djurgrden defeated Linköpings HC in the quarterfinals. Hörnqvist's games were not going well for him; he had only one assist, and his team lost the series 4–1.
Hörnqvist left North America for the 2008–09 NHL season in the hopes of making the Predators' roster. However, he suffered and was drafted to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL), where he spent the majority of the year. In one of his 28 NHL games this year, he scored his first NHL goal against Marty Turco of the Dallas Stars on October 15, 2008. Hörnqvist left the Predquality in 2009-2010 NHL season, leading the Predators in goals (30) and tied for second place in points with 51.
Hörnqvist was re-signed to a five-year contract extension on April 30, 2013 following the conclusion of the Predators' lockout-shortened 2012–13 season.
Hörnqvist and Nick Spaling were traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on June 27th in exchange for forward James Neal. Daily Mail's Sidney Crosby was reunited with him in this trade. Crosby and Hörnqvist were both drafted in 2005, but Crosby and Hörnqvist were first drafted first and Hörnqvist came last.
Hörnqvist was on the Penguins first line with Crosby and Chris Kunitz as the 2014 season began. In his first game against the Anaheim Ducks, he scored his first goal for the Penguins. Hörnqvist was on the first line with Crosby and David Perron after recovering from an injury and several in-season trades.
In a 6–0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday, Hörnqvist achieved his first hat-trick and added an assist. In a 5–2 victory over the New York Rangers on April 13, Hörnqvist scored his first career playoff hat-trick and added an assist. In the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals, Hörnqvist won his first Stanley Cup when the Penguins defeated the Sharks in six games.
Hörnqvist scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal against his former team, the Predators, in game six, winning his second straight Stanley Cup appearance. In 19 postseason games, Hörnqvist scored nine points.
Hörnqvist signed a five-year, $26.5 million contract extension with the Penguins on February 27, 2018, which will keep him under control until the 2022-23 season.
Hörnqvist scored 3 goals in 2:47 minutes on December 4th, leading the Penguins 6–3 over the Colorado Avalanche. His hat-trick was the fastest in Penguin history.
Hörnqvist's six-year stint with the Penguins came to an end on September 24, 2020, after he promised to waive his no-trade contract and was sent to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Mike Matheson and Colton Sceviour.