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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)
-His 162 hits this season are eighth among defensemen League wide. -His 16 power-play points (4g-12a) is among the Top 15 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.
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It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.

— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18