Some people truly leave their mark on history -- or a team. That especially goes for Mike Hoffman's "historic" run with San Jose.
Hoffman, of course, spent just a few hours as a member of the Sharks, as the Senators traded him to San Jose back on June 19 only for the Sharks to trade him to the Florida Panthers for four draft selections.
Regardless, some Sharks fans wanted to make sure Hoffman's memory was still holding strong by creating a banner for him while he was in town.
The 29-year-old appeared to love the idea -- he posted it to his Instagram story saying how funny it was:
Hoffman has it on his IG stories pic.twitter.com/gaoab9qJqe— Sarah St John-Ortiz (@SarahStJohn21) March 15, 2019
The Sharks hosted the Panthers on Thursday but fell short in a 4-2 loss. This snapped a six-game winning streak for San Jose, while Hoffman had himself a successful night.
Hoffman told the Associated Press' Josh Dubow how much the banner meant to him during the "reunion."
"I saw that, he said. "I appreciate the respect for the fans there. I'll try to reach out and contact the fan to get that from him."
And it looks like he kept his promise:
But where is he going to put it? Don't worry, we have an update:
@KleinschmidtJD Would you like an update on your article?— Teal City Crew (@TealCityCrew) March 15, 2019
Hi! We're #TealCityCrew! We painted the banner!
We met him today, gave him the banner, in exchange for a jersey!
He is going to hang it in his home gym, in Ottawa.
Either way, was nice to see the fans pay tribute to a guy who appeared to make such a huge impact on the team. And we're glad Hoffman had a good sense of humor about it.