Report: Hoffman receiving only bargain offers
Mike Hoffman remains a free agent, and the offers he's receiving aren't blowing the winger away.
Several teams have expressed interest in the 30-year-old, but the offers have been "bargain city," according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.
The sniper led the free-agency class in goals this past season, and he's been one of the NHL's best scorers since stepping into the league, notching 169 goals in 464 games over six campaigns. That's good for 29.87 goals per 82 contests, and only 15 players have registered more markers than Hoffman since 2014-15.
While many teams surely desire the forward, agent Rob Hooper says his client is willing to wait to get the money he deserves from a club the veteran fits with.
"Very patient,’’ Hooper said to LeBrun. "Mike has been one of the most consistent goal-scorers the last six seasons and the last two were his best. More importantly, Mike, like every great scorer, is willing to be patient and look for the right opportunity."
Hoffman spent the last two seasons with the Florida Panthers, scoring a career-high 36 goals and 70 points in 2018-19, and then producing 29 goals and 30 assists in just 69 games this past campaign.