Cody Franson

Cody Franson  #44

Nashville Predators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: August 8, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Sicamous, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 213 DRAFTED: NSH / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (79th overall)
-Is seven games from 400 for his NHL career. -His 170 hits this season are in the Top 20 among defensemen League wide. -His 16 power-play points (4g-12a) is among the Top 20 NHL blueliners. -Was a member of the 2010-11 squad alongside Shea Weber, Colin Wilson, Mike Fisher and Pekka Rinne that won the first playoff series in franchise history. -Had career long 9-game point streak (2 goals, 9 assists over that span) snapped on Nov. 22 versus Detroit (with Toronto). -Played a career high 26:14 on Nov. 22 against the Red Wings. -Has recorded 6 multi-point games this season. -Became 12th NHL defenceman to reach 20-point plateau with an assist on Dec. 18 against Carolina.
WHL West Second All-Star Team (2006) WHL West First All-Star Team (2007) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2007) AHL All-Rookie Team (2008) AHL Second All-Star Team (2009) Traded to Toronto by Nashville with Matthew Lombardi for Robert Slaney, Brett Lebda and Toronto's 4th round choice (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Zachary Pochiro) in 2013 Entry Draft, July 3, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), October 1, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.

— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday
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