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Position Centre/right wing
Shoots Right
5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Vancouver Canucks
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 18 1990 (1990-02-18) (age 19),
Toronto, Ontario
NHL Draft 10th overall, 2008
Vancouver Canucks
Pro Career 2009 – present

Cody Hodgson (born February 18, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre, currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 10th overall by the Canucks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Drafted out of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Hodgson won the Red Tilson and William Hanley Trophy, was named CHL Player of the Year and was a two-time OHL All-Star in his three-year major junior career, spent entirely with the Brampton Battalion. He holds the records for most goals and points in a single OHL All-Star game.

Hodgson has represented Canada at two International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)-sanctioned events, winning gold and leading tournament scoring at both—the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. In 2007, he won a gold medal with Ontario at the Canada Games. He also represented Canada at the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, finishing fourth.


Playing career

Hodgson played minor hockey in Haliburton, Toronto Junior Canadiens and Markham Waxers before being drafted seventeenth overall by the Brampton Battalion in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection.[1] Hodgson went on to lead the Battalion in rookie scoring with 23 goals and 46 points in 2006–07. He also added four points in four playoff games as the Battalion were eliminated by the Barrie Colts in the first round.

In his second season with Brampton, Hodgson improved to 85 points in 68 games, second in team scoring. He was chosen to the Eastern Conference squad in the 2008 OHL All-Star Classic and scored one goal.[2] Despite five goals in five games from Hodgson in the first round of the playoffs, Brampton was eliminated for the second straight season by Barrie.

Heading into the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Hodgson was ranked 9th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting.[3] He would be chosen 10th overall by the Vancouver Canucks. Scouting reports and former coaches emphasized Hodgson's hockey sense and character,[4][2] while Canucks general manager Mike Gillis cited his leadership as a strong factor in drafting him.[5] After the 2007–08 season, OHL coaches had voted him the smartest player in the Eastern Conference.[6]

Hodgson was expected to compete for a roster spot on the Canucks immediately after being drafted[7][8] and was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract worth the rookie maximum of $2.625 million on October 5, 2008.[9] He was, however, sent back to Brampton for the 2008–09 season,[10] where he was immediately named team captain upon returning. Hodgson became the ninth captain in team history, succeeding forward Thomas Stajan, who briefly served as captain in Hodgson's absence. Stajan, himself, had replaced defenceman John de Gray, who was the last permanent Battalion captain before graduating to the professional ranks in 2008–09.[11]

Chosen to represent the OHL in the 2008 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge in November,[12] Hodgson recorded a hat trick and added an assist in the first of two games against Russia; he was chosen as game MVP.[13] He would go on to complete November with 27 points in 13 games to be named OHL Player of the Month.[14] Hodgson had also been chosen as the OHL Player of the Week on November 10 after scoring 9 points in 3 games.[15] After a second Player of the Week recognition, scoring 7 points in 3 games for the week ending February 1, 2009,[16] Hodgson participated in the 2009 OHL All-Star Classic. Joined by teammates Matt Duchene, Evgeny Grachev and Thomas McCollum for the Eastern Conference,[17] Hodgson received player of the game honours after a 5-point effort in an 11–6 win. He recorded a hat trick along with Justin DiBenedetto to tie Scott Barney, who first scored 3 goals in 1999, for the OHL All-Star Game record. Hodgson's 5 points also tied the All-Star Game record for most points (shared by five others).[18] Hodgson also recorded a Battalion club record in February with a league season high 23-game point-scoring streak, registering 17 goals, 23 assists and 40 points in that span.[19][20] He finished the season with 43 goals and 92 points in just 53 games, fourth in league scoring.[21] The annual OHL coaches poll distinguished Hodgson as the smartest player (for the second consecutive season), the hardest worker, the best on faceoffs and the best penalty killer.[22]

In addition to receiving his second OHL Player of the Month recognition for March (26 points in 11 games) during the playoffs,[23] Hodgson was named to the OHL First All-Star Team,[24] awarded the William Hanley Trophy[25] as the league's most sportsmanlike player and the Red Tilson Trophy as OHL player of the year. Hodgson was then distinguished over fellow league MVP's Brett Sonne of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and Nicola Riopel of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) as the CHL Player of the Year.[26]

Following a team-leading 31-point post-season effort, losing to the Windsor Spitfires in the J. Ross Robertson Cup Finals, Hodgson was assigned to the Canucks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manitoba Moose for their 2009 playoff run.[27] He made his professional debut with the Moose in game one of the semi-finals against the Houston Aeros, on May 15, 2009, and notched an assist on the game's first goal for his first professional point.[28] He followed up with his first professional goal the next night, a wrist shot from the slot scored against Aeros goaltender Nolan Schaefer, in a 5–2 victory.[29] While Hodgson started on the fourth line for the Moose, he quickly moved his way up to the second line with fellow Canucks' first-round pick Michael Grabner.[30] After being a healthy scratch in game four, which head coach Scott Arniel attributed to Hodgson's lengthy season in the juniors,[31] Hodgson returned the next game to help the Moose stave off elimination with a goal in a 3–2 game five victory.[32] Nevertheless, Manitoba was defeated in game six by a 4–1 score; Hodgson's assisted on the Moose's lone tally by Mario Bliznak.[33]

Preparing for the Canucks' 2009–10 training camp, Hodgson injured his back while working out in the off-season in July. With a bulging disc in his lower back and experiencing shooting pains, he missed nearly a month of summer training.[34][35] He was also forced out of the start of the Canucks' training camp, during which time he clarified the pronunciation of his family with local media, asserting that the 'g' in his name is silent (ie. Hod-son, rather than Hoge-son).[36]

International play

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2009 Ottawa
World U18 Championships
Gold 2008 Kazan

Hodgson first competed internationally for Canada at the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Hodonín, Czech Republic and Piešťany, Slovakia. Although favored to win the tournament, Canada finished in fourth place.[3] He scored 2 goals in the 5–4 bronze medal game loss to Russia.[37] In total, Hodgson contributed a team-high 5 points in 4 games, tied with Steven Stamkos.[38] Hodgson also represented Ontario later that year at the 2007 Canada Winter Games, winning gold over Manitoba 6-4 in the gold medal game.[39]

Hodgson next represented Canada at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships in Kazan, Russia. Playing in the quarter-finals against Finland, Hodgson was named player of the game[40] after scoring the game winning goal in a 2–1 victory.[41] Hodgson finished with a tournament-high 12 points in 7 games, leading Canada as team captain to its second IIHF World U18 gold medal with an 8–0 victory over tournament host Russia.[42][43] He was chosen as one of Canada's three top players by tournament coaches, along with Jordan Eberle and Jake Allen.[44]

In his third year of junior, Hodgson was selected to compete in the 2009 World Junior Championships with Team Canada in Ottawa. He was chosen as an alternate captain to defenceman Thomas Hickey.[45] Playing in the final round-robin game against the United States, Hodgson scored the game winning goal in a 7–4 win to earn Team Canada first place in their pool and a bye to the semi-finals.[46] Facing Sweden in the final game, Hodgson scored 2 goals – one on the powerplay and an empty-netter – and 1 assist to overtake John Tavares as the tournament leading scorer with 5 goals and 11 assists for 16 points in 6 games.[47] Team Canada defeated Sweden 5–1 to capture the gold medal while Hodgson was named to the Tournament All-Star Team.[48] Returning from the tournament, Hodgson was asked to drop the ceremonial faceoff for a Toronto Maple Leafs game against the Florida Panthers on January 6, 2009.[19]



  • OHL All-Star Classic record; most goals, single-game - 3 in 2009 (tied with Justin DiBenedetto, 2009; and Scott Barney, 1999)
  • OHL All-Star Classic record; most points, single-game - 5 in 2009 (tied with Ryan Jardine, 2000; Josef Vašíček, 2000; Scott Barney, 1999; Dan Tessier, 1999; Eric Lindros, 1991)
  • Brampton Battalion franchise record; point-scoring streak - 23 games in 2008–09 (17 goals, 23 assists, 40 points)[20]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs
    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Markham Waxers OMHA 2 0 1 1 0
2005–06 Markham Waxers OMHA 30 27 24 51 22 15 13 14 27 8
2006–07 Brampton Battalion OHL 63 23 23 46 24 4 1 3 4 0
2007–08 Brampton Battalion OHL 68 40 45 85 36 5 5 0 5 0
2008–09 Brampton Battalion OHL 53 43 49 92 33 21 11 20 31 18
2008–09 Manitoba Moose AHL 11 2 4 6 4
OHL totals 184 106 117 223 93 30 17 23 40 18
AHL totals 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 4 6 4


Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Canada IH18 4 3 2 5 4
2008 Canada U18 7 2 10 12 8
2009 Canada WJC 6 5 11 16 2
Junior int'l totals 17 10 23 33 14


  1. "Hodgson Making Impressive Debut in Brampton". Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-04-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Prospect Cody Hodgson Profile". (2008-06-21). Retrieved on 2008-08-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Joyce, Gare. "Meet Cody Hodgson, this draft's big mover", ESPN, May 5, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-05-17. 
  4. "The future is now for Hodgson". The Province (2008-09-14). Retrieved on 2008-09-14.
  5. "Hodgson's leadership good fit for 'Nucks". Calgary Herald (2008-06-21). Retrieved on 2008-09-14.
  6. "Hodgson's stock on high". Retrieved on 2008-09-14.
  7. "Hodgson set to impress in his NHL debut". The Province (2008-09-24). Retrieved on 2008-10-06.
  8. "A smaller, righty version of a Sedin". The Province (2008-09-25). Retrieved on 2008-10-06.
  9. "Cody Hodgson agrees to Canucks contract". Vancouver Sun (2008-10-05). Retrieved on 2008-10-06.
  10. "Canucks forward Hodgson to return to Brampton". Vancouver Canucks (2008-10-06). Retrieved on 2008-10-06.
  11. "Hodgson to captain Battalion". OurSports Central (2008-10-08). Retrieved on 2009-01-27.
  12. "Hodgson seeing Reds". The Province (2008-10-31). Retrieved on 2008-11-09.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Hodgson keys Canadian win". Ontario Hockey League (2008-11-20). Retrieved on 2008-11-28.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Brampton's Cody Hodgson named OHL player of the month". Sporting News (2008-12-04). Retrieved on 2008-12-05.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Cody Hodgson, Brampton Battalion". Ontario Hockey League (2008-11-10). Retrieved on 2009-02-01.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Battalion's Hodgson named Boston Pizza OHL Player of the Week". Ontario Hockey League (2009-02-02). Retrieved on 2009-02-02.
  17. "Whales Captain Chris Terry Named to 2009 OHL All-Star Game". (2009-01-22). Retrieved on 2009-01-27.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "East claims another All-Star win". Ontario Hockey League (2009-02-04). Retrieved on 2009-02-06.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Q & A with Cody Hodgson". The Province (2009-02-22). Retrieved on 2009-02-23.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Hodgson takes birthday time to reflect". Brampton Battalion (2009-02-18). Retrieved on 2009-02-23.
  21. "Top Scorers: 2008-09 Season, All Players". Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-03-19.
  22. "OHL Announces 2008-09 Coaches Poll Winners". Ontario Hockey League (2009-03-24). Retrieved on 2009-03-24.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Cody Hodgson, Brampton Battalion". Ontario Hockey League (2009-04-02). Retrieved on 2009-04-03.
  24. "OHL Announces 2008-09 OHL All-Star Teams". Ontario Hockey League (2009-04-30). Retrieved on 2009-05-02.
  25. "Cody Hodgson named OHL's Most Sportsmanlike Player". Ontario Hockey League (2009-04-13). Retrieved on 2009-04-13.
  26. "Tavares, Hodgson garner end of year CHL awards". TSN (2009-05-23). Retrieved on 2009-05-23.
  27. "Canucks prospect Hodgson joining AHL Moose for playoff run". TSN (2009-05-09). Retrieved on 2009-05-09.
  28. "Third-period goal lifts Moose to Game 1 win". American Hockey League (2009-05-15). Retrieved on 2009-05-15.
  29. "Moose in a groove". Winnipeg Sun (2009-05-16). Retrieved on 2009-05-16.
  30. "Hodgson learning the ropes with the Moose". American Hockey League (2009-06-01). Retrieved on 2009-06-03.
  31. "Winnipeg first in fans". Winnipeg Free Press (2009-06-09). Retrieved on 2009-06-10.
  32. "Moose keep season alive", Winnipeg Sun. 
  33. "How sweet it is: Bears win record 10th Calder Cup title". American Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-06-13.
  34. "Cody Hodgson: Bright side of a tweaked back". The Province (2009-08-30). Retrieved on 2009-09-07.
  35. "Life's less of a pain in back for Hodgson". The Province (2009-09-14). Retrieved on 2009-09-16.
  36. "Training camp notes: Cody Hod-son sets record straight". The Province (2009-09-16). Retrieved on 2009-09-16.
  37. "CANADA’S NATIONAL MEN’S SUMMER UNDER-18 TEAM FINISHES 4TH AT 2007 MEMORIAL OF IVAN HLINKA". Hockey Canada (2007-08-18). Retrieved on 2009-05-18.
  38. "2007 Under-18 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka". Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2008-12-05.
  39. "Canucks enter new era". National Hockey League (2008-08-20). Retrieved on 2008-08-20.
  40. "2008 IIHF World U18 Championships - Best Players Per Game" (PDF). IIHF. Retrieved on 2009-01-05.
  41. "Canada 2 - Finland 1". Hockey Canada (2008-04-20). Retrieved on 2009-01-05.
  42. "Canada wins under-18 hockey worlds", Toronto Star, April 23, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-06-21. 
  43. Scoring Leaders (PDF). IIHF World U18 Championship, MEN. International Ice Hockey Federation (2008-04-23). Retrieved on 2008-05-17.
  44. "IIHF World U18 Championship, Men - Three Best Players of Each Team Selected By Coaches". IIHF. Retrieved on 2009-01-05.
  45. "Battalion's Hodgson Letters with Canadian Juniors". The Brampton News (2008-12-15). Retrieved on 2008-12-16.
  46. "Canada defeates U.S. in a thriller at the World Juniors". TSN (2009-01-01). Retrieved on 2009-01-01.
  47. "Hodgson's star on the rise". Globe and Mail (2009-01-05). Retrieved on 2009-01-05.
  48. 48.0 48.1 "2009 IIHF World U20 Championships - Media All-Stars". IIHF. Retrieved on 2009-01-05.

External links

  • Cody Hodgson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Cody Hodgson on the Brampton Battalion website
  • Cody Hodgson's NHL player profile
  • Cody Hodgson's AHL Profile
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nick Spaling
William Hanley Trophy
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Justin Azevedo
Red Tilson Trophy
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Justin Azevedo
CHL Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Patrick White
Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Jordan Schroeder
Preceded by
Thomas Stajan
Brampton Battalion captain
Succeeded by
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