The Nashville Predators have re-signed forward Patric Hornqvist to a five-year, $21.25 million deal, the team announced Tuesday.
Hornqvist would have been a restricted free agent this offseason, and the Predators said bringing him back was a priority.
The 26-year-old winger from Sweden was the final pick of the 2005 NHL Draft. In his first full year in the league -- the 2009-10 season -- Hornqvist scored 30 goals and added 21 assists. The next two years, he again topped 20 goals.