Sharks' Mike Hoffman Happy With Second Trade to San Jose

Mike Hoffman is looking forward to a fresh start. The Montreal Canadiens dealt Hoffman in a three-way deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks, landing the scoring winger in sunny California for next season and hopefully beyond. 

Hoffman spoke with the media recently and admitted, this time he's happy to stick around San Jose after the team once traded for him and flipped him to the Florida Panthers in the same day:

It's funny how we're circling back to, maybe, four years ago. Maybe longer. I was only there for maybe an hour the last time, and it looks like it might be a little longer than that this time. Like I said, it's a great opportunity, it's gonna be a cool experience, and looking forward to it.

At 33 years old Hoffman knows he doesn't have much time left in the league and wants to make the most of it. He's signed for next season at $4.5 million and is a pending unrestricted free agent who likely only has one or two contracts left in the bag.

Last season Hoffman scored 14 goals and added 34 points in 67 games. He's capable of finding the back of the net and with some more ice time in San Jose, look for Hoffman to once again flirt with the 20-goal mark.

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