Penguins sign Patric Hornqvist to extension


PITTSBURGH

The Penguins signed Patric Hornzvist to a five-year extension Tuesday through the 2022-23 season. The deal has an average annual value of $5.3 million.

He was set to become a free agent this summer but didn’t hesitate on an extension when approached by general manager Jim Rutherford.

Hornqvist scored the series-clinching goal in Game 6 of the 2017 Stanley Cup finals against Nashville.

Hornqvist has 17 goals and 15 assists for the Penguins this season entering Tuesday night’s game against New Jersey.

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