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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

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday