The Milwaukee Admirals – the Nashville Predators’ AHL team – announced Jan. 17 they’d signed Haliburton’s Cody Hodgson to a professional try-out contract.

Hodgson is returning to the ice for the first time since the 2015-16 season, when he split time between the Admirals and Predators. Following that season, he retired after being diagnosed with malignant hyperthermia.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported during a Leafs telecast Jan. 13 that Hodgson, 33, was eyeing a comeback, since he had been given a clean bill of health and was back skating multiple times a week.

“He understands he’s not starting in the NHL, he knows nothing is guaranteed, but he’d like to resume his career and he’s looking for an opportunity,” Friedman said.

Hodgson has declined comment for now.

A first round pick of the Vancouver Canucks in 2010, Hodgson played in six NHL seasons, scoring 64 goals and adding 78 assists for 142 points in 324 contests between the Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, and the Predators.

Hodgson also earned a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2009 running of the World Junior Hockey Championship, scoring an incredible five goals and 16 points in just six games.