9. Mike Hoffman (2009, 5th Round, 130th Overall)
Oh, what could have been.
Hoffman fought and clawed his way to the Senators roster as a fifth round pick and made a name for himself in Ottawa in just a short amount of time. He played in 342 games, scoring 230 points and also appeared in 25 playoff games for the team. The Kitchener native looked like he was going to be an important piece of the Sens going forward.
Then a drama fueled circus involving Hoffman’s fiancée and the wife of then-captain Erik Karlsson resulted in the team trading him for far less than his value.
Still, a solid pick by the organization who did a great job in developing Hoffman for the NHL.