Gregory Hofmann
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Gregory Hofmann

Hometown:

Neuenburg Switzerland

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1992-11-13

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

4th round (103rd overall), 2011

Weight:

165 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Gregory Hofmann split the season between Ambri-Piotta's U-17 and U-20 squads. In 20 games for the U-17 squad, Hofmann scored 9 goals and added 16 assists for 25 points. In 22 games for the U-20 team, Hofmann scored 10 goals and added 7 assists for 17 points. Hofmann registered no points in 2 playoff games for the U-20 team.

2009-10: Hofmann spent most of the season with Ambri-Piotta's U-20 squad. In 34 games, he scored 25 goals and added 30 assists for 55 points. In 3 playoff games for that team, Hofmann scored 1 goal and added 2 assists for 3 points. Hofmann played for Switzerland at the 2010 U-18 World Junior Championship, scoring 5 goals in 6 games. He was named a Top 3 player for the Swiss squad.

2010-11: Hofmann played for HC Ambri-Piotta in Switzerland's top league. In 41 games, Hofmann scored 3 goals and added 9 assists for 12 points to go along with 42 penalty minutes. He was named the Best Rookie in the NLA. In 17 games in the relegation round, Hofmann scored 1 goal and added 4 assists for 5 points. Hofmann played for Switzerland at the 2011 U-20 World Junior Championship, scoring 1 goal and adding 3 assists for 4 points in 6 games.

2011-12: Hofmann played in Switzerland's Elite League with Ambri-Piotta and played for the Swiss national team in the 2012 U20 World Junior Championship. In a limited role he scored 5 goals with 1 assist in 34 games and had 6 penalty minutes. Ambri-Piotta was forced to avoid delegation to the B division after finishing 11th out of 12 teams. Hofmann scored 1 goal with 1 assist in four qualifying games. In six games for eighth-place Switzerland at the WJC he scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was minus-two.

2012-13: Hofmann went from Ambri-Piotta to Davos in his third Swiss National A League season. He scored a career-high 16 goals with 11 assists and was -4 with 20 penalty minutes in 49 games. Davos finished fifth and lost to Zurich in a seven-game playoff series. Hofmann had 2 assists and was -1 in seven playoff games. He was not tendered a contract by Carolina and re-entered the 2013 NHL Draft but was not selected.

 

Future

Hofmann is playing for Davos in the Swiss A League for the 2013-14 season.

 

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