TORONTO - Cody Hodgson of the Brampton Battalion was named the Ontario Hockey League's most outstanding player for 2008-09 on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old from Markham, Ont., had 43 goals and 49 assists in 53 games. Hodgson was a first-round pick, 10th overall, of the Vancouver Canucks last year.
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.