St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations/General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have signed forward Mike Hoffman to a professional tryout contract (PTO).
Hoffman will join Blues for Training Camp beginning Jan. 3 at Centene Community Ice Center.
Hoffman, 30, spent the past three seasons in Florida and scored 29 goals to lead the Panthers in goals during the 2019-20 season. He added 30 assists for 59 points in 69 games.
Hoffman has scored 20 or more goals in six consecutive seasons and recorded 50 or more points in five straight seasons. Hoffman has played 493 NHL games, scoring 172 goals and 187 assists (359 points). He was originally drafted by Ottawa in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL Draft.
A training camp PTO allows the player to participate in all training camp activities but does not create any exclusive rights of negotiation. Hoffman will remain able to sign a contract with any NHL team while the PTO is effective. The PTO expires at the end of training camp.