I liked him when he played for the Marlies, but... It must be noted that he finished the season with less points and goals the Kulemin despite playing 15 more games. Kulemin is solid, but hodgman doesn't really strike me as third or fourth line material and I do not think he is going to score in the nhl
Since that article was posted back in November he's lost Malkin and his numbers have dropped.
Komarov put up comparable KHL numbers and can't score in the NHL but Komarov does other things well like agitate/forecheck that give him a role as a 3rd/4th liner.
Unless Hodgman can be very good at one or two of the following like kill penalties/agitate/fight/faceoffs/shoot out specialist/etc. he wouldn't have a role on this team. If your not a scorer you better be very good at something else like Komarov/McClement/Orr are.