Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mike Hoffman - Game on Sportsnet Ontario

Taken 130rd overall Ottawa Senators prospect Mike "don't call me Matt" Hoffman is enjoying an outstanding year with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. The 6 foot 175 pound prospect could put on a few more pounds but that has not affected his scoring ability. Hoffman has tallied 46 goals and 85 points in 55 games.

Once I got over the fact that his team's name was the Sea Dogs I was able to watch them face a red hot Moncton team in a battle of the Q's best this afternoon. I am going to be honest, for the best two teams in the QMJHL it was quite boring and sloppy, with a final score of 5-2 in favour of Moncton. Moncton dominated the whole game until they took a 5 minute major penalty for a head shot that mirrored the one delivered by Cookie on Savard. On that powerplay the Sea Dogs scored once and allowed a shorthanded goal. It also provided us with the opportunity to see Hoffman man the point for a full three minutes.

Even though Hoffman did not end up with his name on the scoresheet he was a factor on both of the Sea Dogs goals. He went 7 - 5 in the face of dot and looked like one of the quicker players on the ice. It was very hard to judge him on this game because as a whole the Sea Dogs had a very rough game. We also had the pleasure of watching Gabriel Bourque score a dirty penalty shot goal for Moncton when Penguins first round pick Simon Despres slashed him on a breakaway.

If you want to learn more about this Sens prospect with great upside check out this interview done by the guys at Silver Seven.

Stop by Tuesday morning for the our Game Day Preview!

1 comment:

Canucnik said...


Nice job on Mike Hoffman...we could have used a Scouting Report Type projection.

My God Daughter is a Queen's Grad and a member of your Alumni so we expect some excellent work out of you guys!

Note: There are the 5 Gospels and then there is the "Word" according Canucnik!

And anyways we badly needed some new blood!