Now that the Columbus Blue Jackets have a coach in tow, they now can start to fill out the roster and reshape it in their coaches/front office's image.
While not an earth-shattering move, per a report from Sport.Ch, the Blue Jackets are set to sign Swiss forward Gregory Hofmann to a one-year, one-way deal that apparently has an upward limit of $900k when playing in the NHL.
Hofmann was acquired in a deal last season with the Carolina Hurricanes where the Blue Jackets traded a 2022 seventh-round draft pick for his rights.
Hofmann has been an offensive dynamo for a lot of his time in the Swiss league. Having played most of his time with HC Lugano, which is Elvis Merzlikins's old club, and has since moved to EV Zug the past two seasons. Hofmann has been a mainstay as well on the Swiss world championship teams and even played in the Olympic Games most recently. Hovering around a point per game in his past few seasons, it is clear that he is ready for a new challenge.
As the Blue Jackets continue to find different ways to fill out their lineup, the Blue Jackets are taking a low risk, potentially high reward position by bringing Hofmann aboard.
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