Senators forward Mike Hoffman will suit up against Montreal tonight when the Sens host the Habs at Canadian Tire Centre. Hoffman "deserved another opportunity to play" according to Senators head coach Paul MacLean and will get the call in front of the home fans this evening.
With three goals and six points in 25 games played with the Sens last season, Hoffman figures to be a player in line for better fortunes if he sticks with the big club. His shooting percentage was 4.9 per cent in Ottawa last season in those games after shooting 15.9 per cent during his first team all-star season with Binghamton prior to his call-up. Hoffman talked about the importance of playing the high-tempo, high volume offensive game that has got him to this point.
"That's what I try and focus on, I try to get four or five shots a night," said Hoffman. "If I get a chance to shoot the puck I know the coaches and management want me to do that. If you're putting pucks towards the net it's only a matter of time before pucks are going in or you're getting rebounds and assists off of it."
Hoffman is slated to line up alongside Erik Condra and Curtis Lazar tonight in Ottawa. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.