Cody Hodgson NHL Rookie Of The Month
Vancouver Canucks center Cody Hodgson, who led all rookies in scoring with 10 points (six goals, four assists) in11 games, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for January.
Hodgson edged Philadelphia Flyers forwards Sean Couturier (5-4--9 in 13 games) and Matt Read (3-6--9 in 13 games), Ottawa Senators forward Colin Greening (4-5--9 in 14 games) Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw (5-2--7 in 12 games) and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (2-5--7 in 12 games) for the award.
Hodgson ranks fourth in the rookie scoring race with 30 points (14 goals,16 assists) in 50 games and is second among rookies in power-play goals (five). The 21-year-old Toronto native is the highest-scoring Canucks rookie since 2000-01, when Daniel and Henrik Sedin compiled 34 and 29 points, respectively.
Love this kid. He had a great month. He didn't just score, he scored big goals.
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