BREAKING: 34-Year Old Former NHL'er Makes Shocking NHL Comeback

Published January 15, 2024 at 11:57 PM
The former player for the Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres, and Vancouver Canucks hasn't hit the NHL ice since the 2015-16 season. Now, at the age of 34, Cody Hodgson is making a comeback.

According to NHL insider Elliotte Friedman, Hodgson has successfully recovered from a rare muscle disorder that led to his early retirement at 26. He's eager to restart his professional hockey career, understanding that he may need to begin in the AHL or even the ECHL before making it back to the NHL.

Drafted 8th overall by the Canucks in 2008, Hodgson was once considered a top prospect, notably shining with Team Canada at the World Juniors in 2008 and 2009. After joining the Canucks in 2011, he made a mark during their Stanley Cup Playoff run and had a standout rookie season in 2012. However, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in a significant deal for Zack Kassian.

Hodgson experienced productive seasons with Buffalo but faced setbacks, including being bought out of a six-year, $25.5 million contract in 2013. After a brief stint with the Nashville Predators, his health struggles led to mid-season retirement in 2015-16.

Now, having conquered malignant hyperthermia, Hodgson aims to fulfill the potential he once displayed as a young player.

This comeback story is intriguing, and many are rooting for him. Hodgson's early career promised greatness, and we hope to witness a classic comeback unfold.
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BREAKING: 34-Year Old Former NHL'er Makes Shocking NHL Comeback

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