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Fantasy Summary

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.

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country SUI
Position LW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 13, 1992
Height 6‘0”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2011 Round 4; Overall: 103

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2006-2007 Chaux-de-Fonds U17U17-Elit2 0 00 0|        
  Ambrì-Piotta U17U17-Elit16 7 1017 12|Relegation2 1 01
 2007-2008 Ambrì-Piotta U17U17-Elit22 14 1125 64|Playoffs5 4 37 20 
  Ambrì-Piotta U20U20-Elit11 4 15 6|Relegation8 0 00
  Luzern U17U17-Top6 2 57 14|        
  Switzerland U16 (all)International-Jr10 5 27 6|        
 2008-2009 Ambrì-Piotta U17U17-Elit15 8 1119 34|Relegation5 1 56
  Ambrì-Piotta U20U20-Elit22 10 717 26|Playoffs2 0 00
  Switzerland U17EYOF4 0 00 0|