Get to know Cody Hodgson ...
- Ranked in the top 20 in OHL scoring with 85 points and led the Battalion in goals with 40 in 68 games in 2007-08 – he had five goals in five playoff games before Brampton was eliminated in the first round.
- Led all players at the 2008 Under-18 IIHF World Championships with 10 assists (2-10-12) and 12 points helping Team Canada win gold.
- Voted as the smartest player in the Eastern Conference, ahead of Ottawa 67's forward Logan Couture, in the 2008 OHL Coaches Poll.
- Helped lead Team Ontario to the gold medal at the 2007 Canada Winter Games.
- Grew up playing for the Markham Waxers with Sarnia Sting's Steven Stamkos (ranked first overall) and Oshawa Generals' Michael Del Zotto (ranked 15th overall).
- Started skating at the age of two and played hockey in Haliburton, Ontario before moving to Markham at age seven.
- He patterns his game after Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby "because he loves to compete, he's the best player in the game and he's fun to watch."
- He wears number 19 after his childhood idol Steve Yzerman and his most memorable hockey moment was winning gold at the 2007 Canada Winter Games.
NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL Player: Sidney Crosby
Shootout Move: "Forehand, Backhand Deke over the blocker"
Goal Celebration: "Fist Pump"
Video Game: NHL 08
Movie: The Simpson
Actor: Brad Pitt
Book: The 8th Habit by Steven Covey
Pump-up Song: Collective Soul - "Shine
Food to Cook: Steak
Activity Away from the Rink: Chess and Waterskiing
Place to Visit: Cottage in Haliburton
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2005-06 Markham Midget AAA 58 54 42 96 38
2006-07 Brampton OHL 63 23 23 46 24
2007-08 Brampton OHL 68 40 45 85 36