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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Who to Collect (Future Prospect) - Cody Hodgson

Cody Hodgson of Brampton Battalion in the Ontario Hockey League was drafted 10th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Winner of the CHL Player of the Year trophy and a two-time OHL All-Star, he holds the record for most goals and points in a single OHL Al-Star game. Hodgson has also represented Canada at two IIHF events, winning gold and leading the tournament in scoring at both the 2008 World U18 Championships and 2009 World Junior Hockey Championships. Not only a skilled player, an annual OHL poll of coaches recognized Hodgson as the smartest player in the league, as well as the hardest worker, the best penalty killer, and the best on faceoffs.

Hodgson, currently 19, was expected to secure a roster spot with Vancouver for the 09-10 NHL season but was returned to the Brampton Battalion in late September 2009, after struggling in the pre-season. Until he gets his first NHL game, Hodgson will remain without an NHLPA-licensed hockey card.

Cody Hodgson is currently available in previous versions of ITG Heroes and Prospects and will be available in early November's ITG Ultimate 9th Edition.

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