Sens ink Bass, Hoffman

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:07 AM ET

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators have two more players under contract Thursday, re-signing minor league defenceman Cody Bass and getting 2009 draft pick Mike Hoffman on an entry-level deal.

Bass, a 23-year-old forward, spent the 2009-10 season with the AHL's Binghamton Senators. In 57 games with the B-Sens, he scored five goals, six assists and added 109 penalty minutes. Bass missed 17 games due to injury and six due to a league suspension.

Bass has spent several short stints with the NHL club during the past couple of seasons.

The Owen Sound native made his NHL debut with Ottawa during the 2007-08 season. He was a fourth-round pick, 95th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Hoffman, the Senators' fifth-round pick (130th overall) in the 2009 draft, recently attended his second development camp with the club.

The 20-year-old left-winger won the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Michel-Briere Trophy as the league's most valuable player as a member of the Saint John Sea Dogs. Hoffman recorded 85 points (46 goals, 39 assists) in 56 games, ranking him first among Sea Dogs in goals and points. His point total also placed him third in the QMJHL in goals, tied for second in power-play goals (17) and seventh in overall scoring.

Hoffman was also named a first team QMJHL all-star and was a finalist for the CHL player-of-the-year award.

The native of Kitchener, Ont., started his CHL career in his hometown with the Ontario Hockey League's Kitchener Rangers in 2006-07. Hoffman then moved to the QMJHL, splitting the 2007-08 season with Gatineau and Drummondville, where he helped lead the Volts to the Memorial Cup semi-finals.

Hoffman finished his CHL career with 122 goals, 105 assists and 217 penalty minutes over 182 games. He also added 32 goals and 26 assists in 40 post-season meetings.


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