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Mike Hoffman’s Goal Is To Stay In Ottawa

fom Ryan McKenna of the CP at the Globe and Mail,

Restricted free agent forward Mike Hoffman says his No. 1 goal is to remain an Ottawa Senator.

The 26-year-old, who was visiting Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe ahead of Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto, filed for salary arbitration with the Senators on July 5.

“We’re in the midst of trying to sign a new contract here,” Hoffman said, whose arbitration date is Aug. 4. “New coach coming in, Guy Boucher, I had him in junior when I played in Drummondville of the Quebec League. Very good relationship with him, we won a championship together. So definitely looking forward to working with him this year.”

Hoffman led Ottawa with 29 goals in 2015-16 while adding 30 assists in 78 games.

He was awarded a $2-million (all currency U.S.), one-year deal by an arbitrator before last season. He had asked for a one-year, $3.4-million contract, while the Senators countered with a one-year, $1.75-million contract.

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WingedRider's avatar

He was awarded a $2-million (all currency U.S.), one-year deal by an arbitrator before last season. He had asked for a one-year, $3.4-million contract, while the Senators countered with a one-year, $1.75-million contract.

Do the Sens really expect to win this? Hoffman scores 29 goals and the offer him less thanarbitrator gave him last year??  Sens owner is the problem

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 07/17/16 at 06:39 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Do the Sens really expect to win this? Hoffman scores 29 goals and the offer him less thanarbitrator gave him last year??  Sens owner is the problem

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 07/17/16 at 07:39 PM ET

No, those are the figures from the 2015 arbitration hearing.

Would imagine the two sides are going to try to bridge the gap before the hearing and I wouldn’t expect to see numbers publicized just yet.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/18/16 at 09:53 AM ET

WingedRider's avatar

He was awarded a $2-million (all currency U.S.), one-year deal by an arbitrator before last season.

He received a one year contract from arbitrator last year and is up for arbitration again.

Either way Hoffman is pretty good and worth more than 4th line $$

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 07/18/16 at 10:39 AM ET

shazam88's avatar

  He was awarded a $2-million (all currency U.S.), one-year deal by an arbitrator before last season.

He received a one year contract from arbitrator last year and is up for arbitration again.

Either way Hoffman is pretty good and worth more than 4th line $$

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 07/18/16 at 11:39 AM ET

I’m sure that he’ll end up with $4.5 - $5MM / yr minimum, depending on term. Maybe more if there’s a big gap to be bridged and they don’t settle prior to arb, but I doubt that. Nobody is going to be talking 4th line money.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/18/16 at 11:08 AM ET

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