Insider Only NHL: Mike Hoffman jettisoned to San Jose

The Ottawa Senators have traded Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and Ottawa’s fifth-round choice in the 2020 NHL Draft to the San Jose Sharks for Mikkel Boedker, defenseman Julius Bergman and a sixth-round draft choice in 2020.

The Senators organization has turned into one of the worst in the NHL and this trade continues that as Ottawa has been forced to sell extremely low due to the allegations surrounding Hoffman’s fiancée who Hoffman has continued to support 100%, which crushed his trade value around the league.

The statement from Senators GM Pierre Dorion says it all.

“Today’s trade showcases our determination to strengthen the future of the team by improving chemistry, leadership and character in the locker room and on the ice. We are confident it is a step in the right direction for the long-term success of this organization,” said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion.

For San Jose there are significant risks on how this will go in their room but on the ice this is a great hockey trade and the Sharks have significantly upgraded their winger position with Evander Kane acquired last February/signed long-term and now Hoffman.

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