CALGARY, AB -- In the 2011-12 season, Coda Gordon turned quite a few heads in the WHL by scoring 30 goals and 53 points as rookie with the Swift Currents Broncos.
The Cochrane, AB product, quite simply, had a nose for the net right from the get-go.
He was able to have an immediate impact in the league thanks to his great on-ice vision. Even as a rookie, Gordon could read plays perfectly. He could find open ice and get himself into prime scoring position. If he couldn't find space in the offensive zone, he had the poise and skill to set up his linemates with excellent scoring changes.
Now, in this third season with the Broncos, Gordon is one of the league's top scorers and an offensive powerhouse for Swift Current.
"The chances have been going in for me," he smiled, modestly deflecting any praise sent his way. "It helps playing with Colby Cave. We've developed a good chemistry over the year. I think that's been the biggest key to my success this year."
Drafted by the Flames in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Draft, Gordon has attended two summer development camps, skated in the 2013 Young Stars Classic in Penticton and spent some time in Calgary at training camp before being assigned to the Broncos.
"Those camps, they're huge," Gordon explained.