An offensively gifted forward with tremendous speed.
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June 2021 – The Blue Jackets have officially signed the recently acquired 28-year-old to a one-year deal. Despite being drafted in 2011 by the Carolina Hurricanes, Hofman was unable to find a spot among the North American circuit. Over the past decade, he has been a prominent producer in the NLA (Swiss) and one of the league’s top-producing skaters each year. He brings a strong offensive game, with his speed and shot serving as his main catalysts. If successful, he could assist with the club’s secondary scoring and powerplay units. Dave Hall
April 2013- Gregory Hofmann is an extremely good skater and he has blistering speed, his tall wiry frame only accentuates his stride, but that frame is also his biggest weakness. The opposition finds it easy to take him off the puck in the corners, although he does make up for it in elusiveness and quick jerky cutting and stopping, he needs to add weight to his skinny frame though if he wants to make it to the NHL. Hofmann has a quick shot, soft hands, and his deking is mesmerizing, he always seems to find the puck no matter where it is on the ice. Hofmann has great upside but coming from a Swiss league, that doesn’t exactly challenge its elite players, there is a lot of risk for the Carolina Hurricanes.
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