Cody Hodgson retires at 26
Will remain in Nashville to coach youth
|By Alex Coop - Staff Writer | October 5, 2016|
Haliburton-raised Cody Hodgson has decided to call it a career at the age of 26.
According to thehockeynews.ca, the Nashville Predators announced that the Vancouver Canucks' 2008 first-round draft pick decided to hang up his skates after a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the Predators.
Hodgson posted back-to-back 40-goal, 80-plus point seasons with the OHL's Brampton Battalion and scored five goals at the World Junior Championship in 2009.
A back injury slowed him down in his final season in the OHL, but he was able to make the jump to the pros during the 2009-10 season.
He announced he would be staying in Nashville and coaching the Predators' Learn to Play Program.
ALEX COOP is a reporter for The Highlander.