"When I first saw Cody I really liked his game. He is compact and he's strong with a wide stance. He's a good, powerful skater.He thinks the game well, has a really good shot and makes that first pass consistently. He is a solid two-way player that is going to play on your power-play. He played for a defensive style team at Wisconsin.His conservative play meant that I don't think a lot of scouts have seen the offensive side of him enough, but he's a potential top-four defensemen in the National Hockey League, maybe top-three. He's playing against guys who are at least three years older than him - if he was playing in the USHL he might have the puck all the time and be dominating, but he handled it well -- he's a solid kid.
Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves
"Cody is an up-and-coming defenseman. He plays hard away from the puck and has good puck skills. Cody is the total package."
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