Senators’ Mike Hoffman awarded a one-year contract, Chris Drury and Mathieu Schneider to be inducted into US Hockey Hall of Fame and more.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators forward Mike Hoffman was awarded a one-year, $2 million contract via arbitration.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s considerably less than the $3.4 million Hoffman sought and close to the Senators’ offer of $1.75 million. For the budget-conscious Senators, it’s a good deal. Hoffman will become a restricted free agent with arbitration rights next summer, but if he matches or exceeds last season’s 27-goal performance in 2015-16, it’s a good bet the Sens will try to lock him up to a long-term deal.
TSN.CA: Former NHL stars Chris Drury and Mathieu Schneider are among those selected for induction into the US Hockey Hall of Fame. Joining them are USA Hockey president Ron DeGregorio and former US women’s hockey star Angela Ruggiero, who will also be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Congratulations to the US Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2015.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: It’s been a busy offseason for Stars forward Tyler Seguin, who played for Canada’s gold-medal winning team at the World Championships, posed for ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue” and has a cameo in the move “Goon: Last of the Enforcers.”
NJ.COM: If the New Jersey Devils want 2015 first-round pick Pavel Zacha to play for them in 2015-16, they have until Aug. 15 to sign him to an entry-level contract.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres vice president of hockey related business Joe Battista has submitted his resignation.