26-Year-Old Left Wing – Ottawa Senators
Mike Hoffman Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Senators in August 2015.
Hoffman scored a power-play goal and an empty-netter in Tuesday's win over Dallas.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Hoffman recorded 13 goals and 15 assists to go along with 38 PIM in 41 games last year for AHL Binghamton, but failed to crack the scoresheet in three contests with the Senators. He will likely spend most of the year down in the AHL again in 2013-14, but could fill a need for Ottawa if injuries occur.
Hoffman is an under-the-radar left winger who could be very close to earning a regular position in the NHL in Ottawa depending on how well his training camp goes. He's fast, highly skilled, and has put in exactly two years with the Binghamton Senators. The 22-year-old Hoffman lead the B-Sens in scoring last season, notching 21 goals and 28 assists in 76 games.
Hoffman should spend most of the 2011-12 season with Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton, but if he shows the progress he made during the 2011 AHL Playoffs, he has an outside chance of seeing a few games with the big club if injuries occur to Ottawa's forward ranks. The former Saint John Sea Dog and 2010 QMJHL MVP, Hoffman is one of the most purely skilled offensive forwards in Ottawa's system. While he doesn't garner much attention as he was a late round pick in 2009 (130th overall), he has all the tools to excel at the NHL level--on-ice vision, hands, and speed. Hoffman grew up a lot in his first full pro season with Binghamton, and will be counted on to take his game to the next level after he stepped up his play during the Baby Sens' 2011 AHL playoff run with nine points in 19 games, with many of the points coming in important situations.
Hoffman possesses elite offensive skills with a fantastic NHL-caliber shot. He's also extremely quick on his skates with speed to burn. He turned a lot of heads with his performance during Ottawa's rookie tournament in September, but he'll need to put on about 15-20 pounds of muscle in order to handle the more physically demanding NHL. Hoffman should start in the AHL in 2010-11 and will likely need at least a full year or two with Binghamton before he becomes a fulltime NHLer. He has tremendous potential, but needs a top-6 role to reach it.
Will likely begin the 2010-11 season with Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton.