|(5/15/16) With the Senators hiring Guy Boucher as their new head coach, Hoffman's chances of sticking with the team have increased, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun report.|
"Does he have things he can improve? Of course, but I'm so excited to be coaching him again. I know him," Boucher said. Hoffman was coached by Boucher from 2007-09 with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Drummondville Voltigeurs, so the hiring of a familiar face is a step in the right direction for the 26-year-old's status with the Senators. Previous coach Dave Cameron had trust issues with the winger, which boiled out to multiple instances of decreased ice time down the stretch of the regular season. Obviously, this doesn't cement Hoffman being resigned, but if it happens, the 2009 fifth-round pick's best play could be unleashed.