Mike Hoffman has officially left Ottawa and spent a BRIEF moment in San Jose as he was later(45 minutes later) flipped to Florida for three draft picks.
The original deal was between San Jose and Ottawa. Ottawa gave the Sharks Hoffman and Cody Donaghey and a 2020 5th round pick for Mikkel Boedker, Julius Bergman and a 2020 6th round pick. Then Hoffman was later flipped to the Florida Panthers for a 2nd, 4th and 5th round pick while Florida also received a 7th round pick.
Ok, so Hoffman is now in Florida. In the same division as the Senators and paired with Aleksander Bakrov, Vincent Trocheck, Jonathan Huberdeau, Evgenii Dadonov and Nick Bjustad, which means the Panthers now have six 20 plus goal scorers on their roster. Once there goaltending situation is settled, and what this team did towards the end of the year. They are immediate contenders.
Florida Panthers projected lines: