Your Say: Mike Hoffman
We've given out our grades. Now it's your turn!
We've finished our player grades for the 2014-15 season, but that was just 9 people talking about what they think--and it was a lot of information to talk about. Now it's time for our readers to cast their votes. And with that in mind, we present our Your Say series!
After clearing waivers last year, Hoffman had a huge season this year. He took over the rookie goal-scoring lead on January 13th, and his 27 goals were first among rookies at the end of the season. What really helped was his grouping with Zibanejad and Ryan. What surprised most was that it took until well into 2015 for Hoffman to get any powerplay time, despite his team-leading number of goals. Late in the season, Coach Cameron seemed hesitant about Hoffman's perceived defensive issues and demoted him to the fourth line. Still, down three games to zero in the playoffs, Cameron reunited 68-93-6, and both Hoffman and Ryan got their only points of the playoffs when they were together. A pending RFA, it's anyone's guess what kind of contract gets offered to the 25-year-old.
Highest grade: A+
Lowest grade: B+
Average grade: A-
What grade would you give Mike Hoffman?