The Vancouver Canucks : Have They Lost All Hope in Cody Hodgson?

July 15th, 2011 by Kyle Bhawan Leave a reply »
The Vancouver Canucks might have dropped the ball with the development of  former 10th overall pick in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Cody Hodgson. 

The Toronto, Ontario native looked to be a can't miss prospect after having an unbelievable breakout season with his Ontario Hockey League Club the Brampton Battalion in the 2008-09 season.

After a failed yet promising attempt to make the Canucks roster in September of 2008, Hodgson returned to Brampton hoping to improve his skills for a better shot at making the big club the following year. Hodgson did just that in a major way.

The Brampton Battalion captain went on to lead the Canadian Under-20 club to a  2009 World Junior Championship in Ottawa. Hodgson lead the tournament with 16 points and was named to the All-Star team.

Hodgson returned to his OHL team shorty, and took his play to another level. In just 53 games the Canuck prospect earned 92 points including 43 goals. He was named CHL Player of the Year, and quietly being mentioned as a can't-miss prospect. It seemed Vancouver might have got lucky at the draft for once, after numerous first-round busts in ye ...

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