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Mike Hoffman | Winger | #68

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 180
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 5 (130) / OTT
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Mike Hoffman argued the Ottawa Senators can enter Game 7 without any pressure weighing on them.
"There’s no pressure on us. They’re the ones that are favored," Hoffman said. "For us, we just take it as another hockey game. We know it’s a Game 7 and there’s a lot of us that haven’t played in one of those at this level. But, we know the game plan, sticking to our system and trying to shut them down as best we can to give ourselves the best chance (to win)." It's true that not many people thought the Senators would get this far, so even if they loss Thursday night this will be seen as a remarkably good season for them. All the same, that's likely not much help right now as the thought of being just one win away from playing in the Stanley Cup Final is likely tough to just brush aside. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see if the Senators are indeed the team that play as if they have less pressure on them, given that the Penguins are the ones that have more experience to lean on. May 25 - 10:53 AM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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Mike Hoffman scored the game-winning goal in Ottawa's 2-1 win over Pittsburgh in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday.

The Penguins scored the first goal of the game, but Ottawa responded by goals by Bobby Ryan (second period) and Hoffman (early in the third frame). Hoffman's goal came on a blast from the faceoff circle. The Sens forward finished the game with two penalty minutes, two shots on goal and five hits in 16:20 of ice time. Hoffman has two goals and four points in his last four contests. He's up to five goals and five assists in 17 games this postseason. The best-of-seven series is now tied up at three. Game 7 will be played in Pittsburgh on Thursday night. The winner off that one will play Nashville in the Stanley Cup Final.
May 23 - 11:09 PM

Mike Hoffman scored a goal and registered an assist in Ottawa's 5-1 win against Pittsburgh in Game 3 Wednesday night.

Hoffman has recorded a goal in three of his last five contests. That's brought him up to five goals and nine points in 15 postseason games.
Source: Ottawa Sun
May 18 - 11:13 AM

Mike Hoffman got his third goal of the playoffs on Saturday in a 5-4 overtime win over the New York Rangers.

He has been held without a goal in nine of his 11 postseason appearances this year. Hoffman has one goal and two assists in five games in Round 2 versus the Rangers.
May 9 - 11:37 AM

Mike Hoffman scored twice in Ottawa's 4-3 overtime win against Boston in Game 3 Monday night.

Hoffman was limited to just three shots in the first two games of the series, but he couldn't be stopped any longer. Bobby Ryan registered an assist and then scored a power-play goal in overtime to hand Ottawa a 2-1 series lead. Derick Brassard also had a goal and an assist for the Senators. Erik Karlsson registered two assists, bringing him up to four points in three playoff games.
Apr 17 - 10:17 PM

Mike Hoffman will be rested in Sunday's finale with the Islanders.

His regular season closes with 26 goals and 51 points through 74 games.
Apr 9 - 3:26 PM

Mike Hoffman notched his 26th goal of the season during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Rangers.

Hoffman now has 61 points in 74 games this season, including three goals and five points over his last five games.
Apr 8 - 4:32 PM

Mike Hoffman scored the only two goals for Ottawa in a 4-2 loss to Winnipeg Saturday night.

Hoffman raised his goal total to 25 and point total to 58 with the pair. He scored the opening goal of the night near the end of the first period. In the second period, he quickly answered Jets forward Blake Wheeler’s goal by scoring his second just 11 seconds later. He had seven shots on goal for 28.57 percent success rate. Hoffman has 10 points in the last 10 games. This was his fourth multi-goal game of the season and his first since late January.
Apr 1 - 11:07 PM

Mike Hoffman scored the only goal for the Ottawa Senators in a 5-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Hoffman took a nice cross-ice feed from Stone and fired a one-timer passed Stalock for his 23rd goal of the season. Unfortunately for the Senators, it was the only goal they could muster up in the defeat. Since missing two games due to a groin injury, Hoffman has picked up 17 points in his last 17 games. He's doing all he can to get the Senators into the playoffs. He is up to 56 points in 69 games this season.
Mar 30 - 10:56 PM

Mike Hoffman scored a power play goal in Ottawa's 2-1 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Senators forward is now riding a five-game point streak. Hoffman's tally at the 9:43 mark of the third period tied the game at one. Hoffman has 22 goals and 54 points in 66 contests. Both Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan found the back of the net in the shootout to give Ottawa the win.
Mar 23 - 11:06 PM

Mike Hoffman picked up a couple of assists in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

After back-to-back losses to the Canadiens, the Senators bounced back with a big win over the Bruins. The win now gives them five straight against Boston, a franchise record. Hoffman has been especially hot over the last month, picking up 14 points in his last 12 games since returning from a groin injury that cost him two games. He's up to 53 points in 65 games this season, the highest points-per-game total of his career.
Mar 21 - 9:57 PM

Mike Hoffman has registered two goals and 10 assists in his last 12 appearances.

He has picked up a helper in each of the past three games, but the Senators would like to see him shoot more often. Hoffman has 21 goals and 51 points in 64 games this season.
Mar 21 - 10:19 AM

Mike Hoffman scored the game winning goal as the Senators beat the Avalanche 4-2 Saturday night.

Hoffman has been hot lately. In his last eight games, he has scored eight points and failed to add to his total only once against the Coyotes last Thursday. This is only his second goal during that period. but it his 21st of the season.
Mar 11 - 10:28 PM

Mike Hoffman reached the 20-goal mark for a third straight year on Monday night.

He also led all Senators forwards with 18:33 of ice time in the contest, while playing alongside Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Tom Pyatt in a checking role. "Hitting the 20 plateau feels nice," Hoffman said. "But there's a lot more too it, too. It shows the confidence the coach has in you. I have to change the way I play a little bit, chipping pucks in more than I usually would, but, if that's what gives the team the best chance to win, I'm happy to take that role." His goal came during a third-period power play opportunity.
Mar 8 - 8:54 AM

Mike Hoffman is projected to play with Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Tom Pyatt on Monday night.

He has generated one goal and five assists in the last seven games, but playing outside of the top-six forward group again is obviously not an ideal situation. Hopefully, it doesn't last too long.
Mar 6 - 4:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Nate Thompson
5Colin White
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Clarke MacArthur
4Ryan Dzingel
5Nick Paul
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Alex Burrows
4Tom Pyatt
5Christopher DiDomenico
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Cody Ceci
4Fredrik Claesson
5Mark Borowiecki
6Johnny Oduya
7Chris Wideman
8Thomas Chabot
9Ben Harpur
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon
3Andrew Hammond