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Cody Hodgson

Born:February 18, 1990Draft:2008 Canucks #10 Overall
Hometown:Markham, ONPosition:Center
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Retired

Cody Douglas Hodgson (born February 18, 1990) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centreman.

Hodgson played at the major junior level for four seasons with the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). After being selected tenth overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks, Hodgson won the William Hanley Trophy (OHL’s most sportsmanlike player), the Red Tilson Trophy (OHL player of the year), the CHL Player of the Year Award, and his first Team All-Star honours for the 2008–09 season.

While training in the 2009 off-season, Hodgson suffered a back injury that required him to take an entire year off of hockey in order to fully recover. In 2010–11, he played his professional rookie season with the Canucks’ minor league affiliate, the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL). The season also marked his debut at the NHL level with the Canucks and he went on to participate in the team’s run to the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. During his rookie season the subsequent year, Hodgson was dealt to the Buffalo Sabres at the 2012 trade deadline. He announced his retirement in 2016 after he was diagnosed with malignant hyperthermia.

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 Winter Games. He also represented Canada at the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, finishing fourth.

Cody Hodgson Vancouver Canucks
Cody Hodgson, Vancouver Canucks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Cody Hodgson Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
Feb. 27, 2012Zack Kassian

Deeper Dive


  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team (2014)
  • NHL Rookie of the Month (January, 2012)
  • CHL First All-Star Team (2009)
  • CHL Player of the Year (2009)
  • OHL First All-Star Team (2009)
  • OHL Most Outstanding Player (Red Tilson Trophy) (2009)
  • OHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (William Hanley Trophy) (2009)
  • U20 WJC All-Star Team (2009)
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal (2009)
  • U20 WJC Most Assists (2009)
  • U20 WJC Most Points (2009)
  • CHL Top Prospects Game (2008)
  • OHL All-Star Game (2008)
  • U18 WJC Gold Medal (2008)
  • U18 WJC Most Assists (2008)
  • U18 WJC Most Points (2008)
  • U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team (2008)
  • Canada Winter Games Gold Medal (2007)
  • OMHA Midget AAA Champion (2006)
  • OMHA Bantam AAA Champion (2005)
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