Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Cody Hodgson
Cody Hodgson was born on February 18, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. A star from an early age, with the Junior Candiens of the Greater Toronto Hockey League and the Markham Waxers of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association, Hodgson would go on to play his junior hockey with the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League.

In Brampton, Hodgson's stock continued to rise. Following two impressive seasons, he was selected tenth overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The following season Hodgson was selected to represent Canada at the World Junior Championship which were being held in Ottawa, Ontario. Hodgson would go on to be the tournament's leading scorer with 16 points in just six games, helping Canada capture the gold medal.

Hodgson got his first taste of professional hockey with the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, during the 2009 playoffs. In 11 games he would record two goals and add four assists.

Hodgson began the 2010-11 season with the Moose, but received his fist call-up to the NHL on February 1, 2011. He would go on to appear in eight games for the Canucks, recording a goal and an assist. Following the regular season, Hodgson rejoined the Canuck for the NHL playoffs. He appeared in 12 of the Canucks 25 playoffs, registering a single assist.

On February 27, 2012, Hodgson's time in Vancouver would come to an end. He was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for the gritty Zack Kassian.

With the NHL locked out to start the 2012-13 season, Hodgson would begin the year with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. In 19 games for the club he would record an impressive 19 points. When play resumed in the NHL Hodgson would suit up for the Sabres in all 48 games and would continue his offensive progression. He would tally 15 goals and 19 assist in 34 games.

In 2013-13 Hodgson would appear on 72 games for the Sabres and would reach the 20 goal mark for the first time in his career. He would add 24 points for a respectable 44 point campaign.

After the 2014-15 season, Hodgson's contract was bought out by the Sabres due to his play and salary cap restraints. As an unrestricted free agent, Hodgson signed a one year contract with the Nashville Predators on July 1, 2015.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2005-06 Markham Waxers Minor-ON 30 27 24 51 22 15 13 14 27 8
2006-07 Brampton Battalion OHL 63 23 23 46 24 -21 4 1 3 4 0
2007-08 Brampton Battalion OHL 68 40 45 85 36 +15 5 5 0 5 2
2007-08 Canada WJ18-A 7 2 10 12 8 +2
2008-09 Brampton Battalion OHL 53 43 49 92 33 +41 21 11 20 31 18
2008-09 Manitoba Moose AHL 11 2 4 6 4
2008-09 Canada WJC-A 6 5 11 16 2 +8
2009-10 Brampton Battalion OHL 13 8 12 20 9 +6 11 3 7 10 4
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 8 1 1 2 0 +1 12 0 1 1 2
2010-11 Manitoba Moose AHL 52 17 13 30 14 -12
2011-12 Vancouver Canucks NHL 63 16 17 33 8 +8
2011-12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 20 3 5 8 2 -7
2012-13 Rochester Americans AHL 19 5 14 19 10 -3
2012-13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 48 15 19 34 20 -4
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 72 20 24 44 20 -26
2013-14 Canada WC-A 7 6 2 8 4 +3
2014-15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 6 7 13 12 -28
2015-16 Nashville Predators NHL 39 3 5 8 6 +2
2015-16 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 14 4 7 11 0 +1
NHL Totals 328 64 78 142 68 12 0 1 1 2


OHL First All-Star Team (2009) OHL Player of the Year (2009) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2009) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2009) Traded to Buffalo by Vancouver for Zack Kassian, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 1, 2015. Officially announced his retirement, October 3, 2016.
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