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NYI DRAFT CENTRAL: Cody Hodgson

A look at the top prospects in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

Friday, 05.16.2008 / 12:56 PM / News
By Adam Baruch  - Media Relations Assistant
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NYI DRAFT CENTRAL: Cody Hodgson

The 2008 draft pool is considered the deepest in years and the Islanders are set to select higher in this year’s Entry Draft than they have in the past seven. With the Islanders selecting fifth in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 20 in Ottawa, many highly-touted prospects will be available for the Isles to choose from. Each week leading up to the draft, Newyorkislanders.com will feature a new player who is likely to go early in this year’s draft.


CODY HODGSON

Cody Hodgson
Team: Brampton Battalion (OHL)
Position: Center
Born: February 18, 1990 in Haliburton, Ontario (Age 18)
Height: 6-0    
Weight: 185
Shoots: Right
CSS Final Ranking: 9th among North American skaters

2007-08 Regular Season: Games Played (68), Goals (40), Assists (45), Points (85), PIM (36)
2008 Playoffs: Games Played (5), Goals (5), Assists (0), Points (5), PIM (2)

Update: After a 46-point 2006-07 season with the Brampton Battalion - 63 games, 23 goals, 23 assists - Hodgson exploded during the 2007-08 season, registering 40 goals and 45 assists for 85 points in 68 games. He ranked first on his team in goals and 17th in the OHL in points on the season.

In five playoff games this season, Hodgson recorded five goals which led Brampton before being eliminated in the first round. For his efforts during the 2007-08 season, Hodgson was voted as the smartest player in the Eastern Conference in the 2008 OHL coaches poll.
Hodgson represented Canada at the 2008 under-18 World Junior Championships and helped the Canadians earn the gold medal. He led all players at the under-18 WJC with 10 assists (2-10-12) and 12 points in seven games.

Strengths: Known as a very skilled two-way centerman, Hodgson has an excellent shot, quarterbacks the power play and spends time on the penalty kill. He is an extremely smart player that sees the ice well and raises the game of those around him.

Clips of Cody Hodgson


Cody Hodgson
What They’re Saying:

"He’s a game breaker. He’s made a difference everywhere he’s played, and those types of players are hard to get."
-    Stan Butler / Brampton Battalion Head Coach/GM

"When Brampton Battalion forward Cody Hodgson is on the ice, his opponents look like pawns ripe for the taking."
-    Sunaya Sapurji / Toronto Sun

"Those who like him would project him as a Chris Drury type, a solid second-liner who can play against other teams' top line and offer clutch scoring and character."
-    Gare Joyce / ESPN.com

"He had a lot to do with our success. I’ve had a lot of guys older than him who don’t conduct themselves like he does."
-    Pat Quinn / Team Canada U-18 Head Coach/Former Maple Leafs Head Coach


CODY HODGSON STAT BOX

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005-06 Markham Midget AAA 58 54 42 96 - - - - - -
2006-07 Brampton OHL 63 23 23 46 24 4 1 3 4 0
2007-08 Brampton OHL 68 40 45 85 36 5 5 0 5 2
2008 Canada U-18 WJC 7 2 10 12 8 - - - - -


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
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J. Tavares 65 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 65 14 28 23 42
B. Nelson 65 17 20 7 37
F. Nielsen 65 11 25 13 36
A. Lee 59 21 13 13 34
J. Bailey 53 13 19 11 32
J. Boychuk 55 7 23 14 30
N. Leddy 65 8 18 16 26
T. Hamonic 55 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 1 .911 2.47
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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