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Get to Know ... Cody Hodgson

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets
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.

FAVORITES

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

Website: NHL.com

Pump-up Song: Collective Soul - "Shine

Food to Cook: Steak

Activity Away from the Rink: Chess and Waterskiing

Place to Visit: Cottage in Haliburton

 

STATISTICS

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

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