NHL commerce rumors: Florida Panthers ask Mike Hoffman for 10-team no-trade record

In preparation for a attainable deal forward of Monday’s commerce deadline, the Florida Panthers requested ahead Mike Hoffman for at 10-team no-trade record Thursday, The Athletic’s Pierre Lebrun first reported.

Hoffman can be the third participant lately dealt by the Panthers who despatched Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann to Pittsburgh on Feb. 1. 

Hoffman may very well be a precious late-season addition for groups within the postseason hunt. By means of 58 video games, Hoffman is 12 factors shy of matching his career-high of 61 from 2016-17 and is on tempo for his first 30-goal season.

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Whereas the 29-year-old Canadian’s on-ice efficiency is attractive, his off-ice numbers may restrict his market. Signed via the 2019-20 season, Hoffman’s base wage of $5.65 million might scare off suitors forward of Monday’s deadline.

A fifth-round choose of the Senators in 2009, Hoffman is within the midst of his first season away from Ottawa. The Senators traded him to San Jose final June as a consequence of allegations in the direction of him and his fiance of cyberbullying Senators’ captain Erik Karlsson and his spouse. The Sharks then moved to Hoffman to the Panthers later that very same day. 

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