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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)
NHL Playoff Notes: - Was a member of the Preds 2010-11 squad alongside Shea Weber, Colin Wilson, Mike Fisher and Pekka Rinne that won the first playoff series in franchise history. - Has tallied 13 points (4g-9a) in 23 career NHL playoff games with Nashville (2010-11) and Toronto (2013). Additional Playoff/Championship Notes: - Recorded eight points (3g-7a) in 11 games with Milwaukee during their 2009 Calder Cup Playoff run. - Helped lead the Vancouver Giants to an appearance in the 2006 Memorial Cup and to the 2007 Memorial Cup Championship, recording seven points (4g-3a) in 10 Memorial Cup games. - Was a part of Canada s 2007 World Junior Championship Gold Medal team.
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

He's a special guy. Obviously we are lucky to have him. Just his talent, I'm not surprised anymore. You get to see this guy every practice, and you know what he's able to do. Obviously, it's pretty special for a guy that young to score a hat trick in playoffs, this type of a game too. Really happy for him.

— Predators goalie Pekka Rinne on Filip Forsberg, whose hat trick led Nashville to a Game 5 win vs. Chicago on Thursday