It’s officially official!
We acquired striker Patric Hornqvist from the @Penguins.
– Panthers de la Floride (@FlaPanthers) September 24, 2020
TSN Hockey insider Pierre LeBrun reports that the commercial call ended Thursday afternoon.
Hornqvist, 33, scored 17 goals and 32 points in 52 games for the Penguins in 2019-20. He had two points in the NHL return to play as Pittsburgh was eliminated in the qualifying round by the Montreal Canadiens.
He won two Stanley Cups as a member of the Penguins in 2016 and 2017. The Swede was the last overall pick in the 2005 NHL Draft, when he was drafted 230th overall in the seventh round by the Nashville Predators. Hornqvist was originally acquired by the Penguins, with Nick spaling, on June 27, 2014 in exchange for James Neal.
Hornqvist still has three years on his contract, with a cap of $ 5.3 million.
Matheson, 26, scored eight goals and 20 points in 59 games last season with the Panthers. He had zero points in two playoff games as Florida was eliminated in the qualifying round by the New York Islanders.
He has six years left on an eight-year contract he signed in 2017 with a cap of $ 4.875 million. Matheson was a first-round pick (23rd overall) by the Panthers in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Sceviour has six goals and 10 assists in 69 games this season for the Panthers. He has spent the last four seasons in Florida after starting his career with the Dallas Stars.