Hoffman is enjoying a career year in his first season with the Panthers, tallying 26 goals and 49 points in 58 games thus far. Last June, he was traded from the Ottawa Senators to the San Jose Sharks, and the Sharks then flipped him to Florida on the same day.
The 29-year-old hasn't scored fewer than 22 goals over the last five years. He's signed through next season with a $5.19-million cap hit.
The Panthers enter Thursday nine points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.