Assuming his arbitration hearing goes forward Thursday, Senators forward Mike Hoffman will be seeking almost double what his team will be requesting in salary.
According to CBC Sports’ Tim Wharnsby, Hoffman’s ask is $3.4 million against the Sens’ $1.75 million.
Hoffman had 27 goals and 21 assists in 2014-15. The 25-year-old winger finished sixth in the voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy.
The large majority of arbitration cases get settled before a hearing is even held. However, it’s worth noting that Hoffman’s teammate, Alex Chiasson, required a verdict to be handed down.
So far this offseason, Chiasson’s is the only case to actually be decided by an arbitrator.