Former Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patrick Hornquist made a strong public statement on Friday. The winger indicated his pain and the Penguins suffered when he traded for the Florida Panthers for defenseman Mike Matheson and fourth-line winger Colton Squire. Hornquist had a non-commercial clause, but after much scrutiny it was pardoned.
On Friday, after he spoke to the Florida media, Hornquist made another public statement without saying a word. The fierce and beloved Hornquist threw all his penguin gears in his driveway and piled them up.
The following photo of Pittsburgh Hockey Now looks like the home of the Hornquist near the Penguins Practice Facility in Cranberry Township.
Patrick Hornquist driveway this afternoon
The coworker lives in his neighborhood
Looks like someone threw the gear pic.twitter.com/XeSU55Rn6C
– Charles Tamarell (grunge777) September 26, 2020
Wow. Just wow.
The Hornquist played for the Penguins for six seasons, winning two Stanley Cups and was a celebrity in the Penguins locker room. Pittsburgh Hockey Now Hornquist reported learning of the trade From media reports and his penguins colleagues were angry about the trade before being asked to drop his non-trade rule.
On Friday, Hornquist told Florida media, including our sister site Florida Hockey Now, “When he found out that Pittsburgh did not want me …” he decided to accept the trade.
Many times, the Hornquist mentions his dissatisfaction. In addition to saying that the Pittsburgh Penguins did not want him, he also said that he was blindsided by the trade asking. When the full movie came out, Hornquist agreed to trade to Florida because he wanted to.
In a radio interview on Friday, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford acknowledges that trade is emotional and the Penguins Hornquist cannot be replaced on the ice or in the locker room. However, Rutherford said that the Hornquist is unlikely to play in the Penguins’ top power play in 2020-21, and that his role will be diminished.
Patrick Hornquist has three seasons left on his contract extension, which pays him an average of $ 3.3 million per season. He has scored 32 points, including 16 goals in 52 games this season.