Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dan Hodgson
Dan Hodgson was a slick offensive centre who played parts of four NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks in the late 80s. He was best known as a top amateur prospect in Canada and a scoring star in the domestic leagues of Germany and Switzerland.

Born in Fort Vermillion, Alberta, Hodgson starred in the BCJHL with the Coquitlam Panthers and Cowichan Valley Capitals. In 1982-83 he scored 56 goals for the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders then was drafted 85th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He returned for two more junior seasons and led the league in assists both years. Hodson also played for Canada at the World Junior Championships in 1984 and 1985, winning gold at the latter tournament. He also led the Raiders to the 1985 Memorial Cup, was named MVP of the tournament, placed on the WHL east first all-star team, and named the Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year.

Hodgson showed flashes of excitement for Toronto with 13 goals in 40 games as an NHL rookie in 1985-86. Before the end of the season, he was dispatched to the AHL's St. Catharines Saints and participated in the Calder Cup playoffs. He started the next season in the minors then received a new lease on life when he was sent to the Vancouver Canucks with Jim Benning for Rick Lanz.

Hodgson was a decent role player for parts of three seasons on the west coast but was unable to produce points consistently. After averaging nearly two points per game for the Milwaukee Admirals of the IHL in 1988-89, the talented forward signed with HC Fribourg-Gotteron of the Swiss League. He later spent two years in Munich,Germany then played several seasons with Swiss clubs SC Langnau, Davos and Zurich before retiring in 2001.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Cowichan Valley Capitals BCJHL 39 32 42 74 26
1980-81 Spokane Flyers WHL 2 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Cowichan Valley Capitals BCJHL 46 45 75 120 30
1982-83 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 72 56 74 130 66
1983-84 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 66 62 119 181 65 5 5 3 8 7
1983-84 Canada WJC-A 7 1 4 5 4
1984-85 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 64 70 112 182 86 13 10 26 36 32
1984-85 Canada WJC-A 7 5 2 7 0
1984-85 Prince Albert Raiders M-Cup 5 1 13 14 6
1985-86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 40 13 12 25 12 -5
1985-86 St. Catharines Saints AHL 22 13 16 29 15 13 3 9 12 14
1986-87 Newmarket Saints AHL 20 7 12 19 16
1986-87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 43 9 13 22 25 -9
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 8 3 7 10 2 +1
1987-88 Fredericton Express AHL 13 8 18 26 16
1988-89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 23 4 13 17 25 +3
1988-89 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 47 27 55 82 47 11 6 7 13 10
1989-90 EHC Lustenau Austria 2 1 1 2 0
1989-90 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 36 17 22 39 3 4 0 4
1990-91 EC Hedos Munchen Germany 22 10 17 27 12 4 1 0 1 11
1991-92 EC Hedos Munchen Germany 44 24 22 46 31 6 4 5 9 6
1991-92 HC Ajoie Swiss-2 1 1 1 2 0
1992-93 SC Langnau Swiss-2 36 33 39 72 35 5 3 5 8 20
1993-94 SC Langnau Swiss-3 8 6 7 13 6
1994-95 HC Davos Swiss 35 23 27 50 32 5 1 2 3 4
1995-96 HC Davos Swiss 33 16 32 48 59 5 3 4 7 2
1996-97 HC Davos Swiss 46 29 32 61 69 6 2 3 5 2
1997-98 HC Davos Swiss 28 11 29 40 18
1998-99 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 43 10 39 49 42 7 2 7 9 6
1998-99 Canada Nat-Tm 3 2 4 6 0
1999-00 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 40 11 30 41 64 15 3 5 8 10
2000-01 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 35 6 16 22 50 12 2 7 9 20
2001-02 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 41 12 19 31 55 16 2 6 8 49
2002-03 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 41 10 12 22 36 10 0 2 2 6
2003-04 EHC Basel Swiss 37 6 14 20 26
2004-05 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 3 0 0 0 0 9 1 1 2 12
NHL Totals 114 29 45 74 64


WHL Rookie of the Year (1983)
WHL East First All-Star Team (1985)
Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1985)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1985)
Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup MVP) (1985)
Traded to Vancouver by Toronto with Jim Benning for Rick Lanz, December 2, 1986.
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