Vancouver, BC – Cody Hodgson of the Brampton Battalion was named the Ontario Hockey League's most outstanding player for 2008-09. Hodgson was drafted 10th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
The 19-year-old from Markham, Ont., had 43 goals and 49 assists in 53 games. He has nine goals and 18 assists in 16 playoff games to lead the Battalion into the Ontario Hockey League championship final versus the Windsor Spitfires.
The six-foot, 188-pound forward led Canada in points with five goals and 11 assists in a gold-medal effort at the world junior hockey championships in Ottawa and was named to the tournament all-star team.