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Canucks former first round pick signing tryout contract after 8 years in retirement

Published January 17, 2024 at 10:43
BY LIAM
     
Moments ago, the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals announced that they've signed forward Cody Hodgson to a professional tryout offer.


Originally drafted tenth overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2008 NHL Draft, Hodgson went on to play only 71 games with the team and never quite found his offensive stride before being traded to the Buffalo Sabres for Zack Kassian. From there, Hodgson went on to play only 328 career games in the NHL, and retired after a short stint in Nashville in 2016. Now, he'll be returning to the team he last played professionally for in the Nashville Predators AHL team.

Hodgson was billed as a potential first line centre out of the draft with a physical game, giving him an incredibly high ceiling. Unfortunately for himself and the Canucks, Hodgson never quite panned out. After eight years in retirement, it's great to see him attempt an NHL comeback, but it's hard to imagine it would even be possible.


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