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Jonathan Drouin has been moved to center on the 2nd line with Mike Hoffman on the left and Josh Anderson on the right.
With Drouin's pass first mentality and Hoffman's shooting abilities, this new partnership could pay off for both Hoffman and Drouin.
Mike Hoffman was moved to Panther's top line during Tuesday's loss to the Hurricanes. Hoffman remained along side Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau in Thursday's practice.
Mike Hoffman is off to an excellent start to the 2019-20 season, 4 goals, and 6 points in 3 games. If Hoffman can remain with Barkov and Huberdeau, that can only improve his fantasy outlook this season. We will see if Joel Quenneville keeps the trio together, the Panthers take on the Sabers tonight.
Mike Hoffman has recorded at least a point in all 3 games to start the 2019-20 season.
Hoffman is having a great start to the 2019-20 season, 4 goals, 2 assists, in just 3 games. Coming off a career best 36 goals, and 70 points, in 2018-19, Hoffman seems determined to eclipse those totals this season. Mike Hoffman's strong start hasn't been lost on the Panthers coaching staff, as he led all Panthers forwards in ice-time tonight with 24:30.
Hoffman's three goals were instrumental as the Panthers beat the Lightning 4-3.
Mike Hoffman now has 4 goals, in 2 games to start the season. In 2018-19 Hoffman scored a personal best 36 goals, which was the first 30 goal season of his career. Mike Hoffman should flirt with the 30 goal mark again this season.
Hoffman scored his first of the season as the Panthers fell 5-2 to the Lightning.
Hoffman started the 2019-20 season right, after enjoying a productive first season in Florida last year, 36 goals and 70 points, Hoffman should once again offer solid fantasy production. Hoffman is a threat to hit the 30 goal mark again this season.