Hoffman back with Sens next season

Mike Hoffman — who was without a deal for 2013-14 until today — will be back with the Senators organization when the new campaign gets underway.

Hoffman, 23, has spent his last three seasons in the ‘A’ with the Sens top affiliate in Binghamton. While a member of the Binghamton Senators, Hoffman has racked up 42 goals, 69 assists, and 114 PIM in 210 games. A prolific scorer in the QMJHL with the Saint John Sea Dogs, Drummondville Voltigeurs, and Gatineau Olympiques — Hoffman 227 points (122-105) in 180 regular season games — Hoffman has slowly been increasing his production in the minors.

In his first full year in the league, Hoffman played a depth role but contributed 25 points (7-18) in 74 games, adding another goal and eight assists in 19 playoff games. The B-Sens would go on to win the Calder Cup in Hoffman’s first season in the league, but was expected to help produce more in his sophomore year. When Corey Locke went down with injury, Hoffman took the reins and lead the team in scoring, putting up 21 goals and 28 assists in 76 games.

Hoffman, who was again leading the team in scoring last season before an injury sidelined him, was signed to a one-year, two-way deal.