The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with forward Mike Hoffman, signing the 26-year-old sniper to a four-year, $20.75-million contract.
Hoffman’s deal carries an average annual value of $5,187,500 against the salary cap. He was scheduled for an August 4 arbitration hearing.
Hoffman totalled career highs in goals (29), assists (30), and points (59) with the Senators in 2015-16. The native of Kitchener, Ontario, led all Senators skaters in goals, power-play goals (9), and ranked fourth in power-play points (13).
Ottawa originally selected Hoffman in the fifth round, 130th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft.
Hoffman has registered 59 goals and 113 points in 186 career games.
July 27, 2016