#19 Cody Hodgson
BORN: February 18, 1990
HOME TOWN: Toronto, Ontario
HEIGHT: 6-0
WEIGHT: 185
POSITION: Forward
SHOOTS: Right
ACQUIRED: From Vancouver with Alexander Sulzer in exchange for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani, Feb. 27, 2012
 
DATE NOTE

2012

ACQUIRED
Acquired by the Buffalo Sabres from the Vancouver Canucks with Alexander Sulzer in exchange for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani on February 27, 2012.

LAST SEASON
2011-12:
Played majority of first full NHL season with the Vancouver Canucks, collecting 33 points (16+17) and eight PIM in 63 games… Set pro career-highs in both assists and points… Traded to Buffalo along with Alexander Sulzer on 2/27 in exchange for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani… Finished the regular season recording eight points on three goals and five assists in 20 appearances with the Sabres… Appeared in an NHL-record 48 road games, breaking previous NHL record (47) held by Darryl Sydor and Niklas Hagman… Was one of 16 rookies selected to participate in the 2012 NHL All-Star weekend… The Sabres were 12-5-3 with Hodgson in the lineup… Led all NHL rookies with seven power-play goals… Recorded seven points (3+4) in five games from 3/19 to 3/27… Scored first two goals with the Sabres (his second career multi-goal game), including the game-winning tally, vs. Montreal on 3/21… Registered his first assist and first multi-point game with the Sabres with two assists at Tampa Bay on 3/19… Made his Sabres debut at Anaheim on 2/29, recording four shots in 16 minutes of ice time… Named NHL Rookie of the Month for January… Had four-game point streak (1+3) from 12/19 to 12/26

CAREER
2010-11:
Collected two points (1+1) in eight games during his first NHL regular season with Vancouver… Registered his second point in as many games, collecting an assist vs. Chicago on (2/04)… Recorded his first NHL point, a goal, at Phoenix on 2/02… Made his NHL debut at Dallas on 2/01… Scored a career-high 17 goals for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, finishing fifth in scoring and third in goals despite playing only 52 games… 2011 Playoffs: Skated in 12 playoff games with the Canucks, recording an assist… 2009-10: Returned from a back injury to skate in 13 games with the Brampton Battalion (OHL)… Led the Battalion in points per game (1.54) and finished second among Brampton skaters in playoff scoring with 10 points (3+7) in 11 games… 2008-09: Made his professional hockey debut with the Manitoba Moose (AHL) in the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs, dressing in Game 1 of the Semifinals against the Houston Aeros… Notched his first pro point with an assist on the game’s first goal and followed up with his first pro goal the next night in Game 2 of the series… Recorded six points (2+4) in 11 postseason appearances, helping the Moose to the Calder Cup Finals … Led Brampton in scoring during the regular season and playoffs… Paced the Battalion in goals (43), assists (49) and points (92), while establishing career-highs in all offensive categories… Finished tied for fourth in overall scoring among OHL skaters… Ranked fourth in goals, 16th in power-play goals (12), 14th in assists, 20th in power-play assists (20) and seventh in plus/minus (+41)… Led the OHL with 11 game-winning tallies, including a league-best three overtime winners… Placed tied for fourth in the league with a .800 shootout percentage, converting on four of five attempts… Collected a team-high 31 points (11+20) in 21 playoff contests… Selected as the OHL All-Star Classic Player of the Game after setting OHL All-Star Classic records for most goals (3) and points (5) in a single game… Set a Brampton franchise record for point-scoring streak (17g, 23a, 40 points in 23 games), most game-winning goals (23), most playoff goals (20), assists (30) and points (50)… Was named the CHL Player of the Year and was selected to the OHL First All-Star Team… Awarded the William Hanley Trophy as the OHL’s Most Sportsmanlike player as well as the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player… Inducted into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame (5/27)… 2007-08: Finished second on the Battalion in scoring in the regular season and led the team in playoff scoring… Amassed 85 points (40+45) while appearing in a career-high 68 games for Brampton… Finished 17th among the OHL’s top point-getters… Ranked tied for 12th in goals, tied for 15th in power-play goals (16) and tied for 16th in power-play assists (27)… His eight game-winning goals tied him for sixth among league leaders… Was selected to the OHL All-Star Classic … Scored five goals in five postseason appearances… 2006-07: Made his debut with the Brampton Battalion (OHL)… Led all Brampton rookies in scoring and finished third overall in the regular season with 46 points on 23 goals and 23 assists in 63 games… Ranked 11th among OHL freshmen in scoring… Finished second overall on Brampton in playoff scoring, registering four points (1+3) in four contests… 2005-06: Played Midget hockey for the Markham Waxers AAA squad, recording 51 points (27+24) in 30 games… 2004-05: Skated in 59 games with Markham’s AAA Bantam team, leading the Waxers with an astounding 99 points (51+48) in just games… Made two appearances for the Markham Jr. A team (OPJHL), notching one assist… INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Represented Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championship in Ottawa, where he was alternate captain of the gold medal-winning Team Canada as well as the tournament’s leading scorer (5+11 in six games) … Named to the 2009 World Junior Championship All-Star Team… Notched six points (2+4) in Canada’s second round-robin game against Kazakhstan, coming within one point of the single-game Canadian record held by Mike Cammalleri and Dave Andreychuk… Captained Team Canada to gold at the 2008 World U-18 Championships in Kazan, Russia, leading the tournament in scoring with 12 points (2+10) in seven games… Named Player of the Game after scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Finland in the Quarterfinals… Named as one of Canada’s top three players by tournament coaches, along with Jordan Eberle and Jake Allen… Represented Canada at the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament… Shared team lead in scoring with Steven Stamkos, registering five points (3+2) in four games, including two goals in Canada’s 5-4 loss to Russia in the bronze medal game… Represented Ontario at the 2007 Canada Winter Game, helping his province to gold in a 6-4 win over Manitoba

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