3 Potential Free-Agent Destinations for Mike Hoffman

There's still a few veteran forwards available on the free-agent market including Mike Hoffman. The scoring winger spent last season with the San Jose Sharks where he posted 10 goals and 23 points in 66 games. 

Hoffman is coming off a contract where he was paid $4.5 million per season and the 34-year-old forward will have to likely settle for around $1 million next season if he wants to remain in the NHL. Here's three teams to keep an eye on for signing Hoffman this summer:

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken haven't been able to be an offensive team so far throughout the early days of their franchise and after adding Brandon Montour and Chandler Stephenson this summer, could turn to Hoffman for a depth role on their third line. GM Ron Francis has $11.6 million to work with next season and still has plenty of money to add both up front and on defense. Hoffman has slowed down of late but he's still more than capable of hitting 15-20 goals playing regular minutes.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning are in need for some role players and have swung and missed on the likes of Adam Henrique and several others. Hoffman could give them some more secondary scoring and provide some lineup security should one of the Lightning's top-six forwards go down with an injury. Tampa Bay has $5.7 million in cap space and can afford to add Hoffman on a one-year, $1 million deal.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins lost Jake DeBrusk, they haven't re-signed James van Riemsdyk so there's some room on their wings for a veteran scorer like Hoffman. Boston has $8 million in projected cap space for next season, but they do need to sign Jeremy Swayman to a new contract. Once Swayman's done, look for the Bruins to scroll the bargain bin, where Hoffman could be waiting with open arms.

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