Ex-Canuck Cody Hodgson returns to professional hockey after eight-year absence

Cody Hodgson, 33, who was compelled to name it quits after being identified with malignant hyperthermia, is again on a PTO with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals

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Former Vancouver Canuck first-round choose Cody Hodgson, who was compelled to retire eight years in the past after being identified with malignant hyperthermia, is again in professional hockey.

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The Milwaukee Admirals, who’re the AHL farm workforce of the Nashville Predators, introduced Wednesday that they’d signed Hodgson, 33, to an expert tryout contact

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There’s no replace but on Hodgson’s wholesome state of affairs however columnist Ed Willes wrote a function for Postmedia Information in 2020 on Hodgson, explaining how he was identified with malignant hyperthermia (MH), “a situation he inherited from his father Chris that produces muscle rigidity, fever and coronary stress. In Hodgson’s case, it was set off by intense bodily exercise, which is form of an issue for an expert hockey participant.”

He final performed within the 2015-16 season, splitting time between the Admirals and the Predators.

Hockey Night time In Canada’s Elliotte Friedman reported over the weekend that Hodgson was eyeing a comeback, since he had been given a clear invoice of well being and was again skating a number of occasions every week. 

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Hodgson had 62 objectives and 142 factors in 328 NHL video games. He had 16 objectives and 33 factors in 63 video games with the Vancouver Canucks in 2011-12.

“I acquired six years within the NHL and … I used to be fortunate,” Hodgson instructed Willes then. “I see a few of the those that cope with this frequently; not with the ability to play hockey is such a tiny factor. I believe I’ve lived a blessed life.”

Hodgson additionally instructed Willes: “Wanting again you’ll be able to see signs since after I was a child. You by no means knew precisely what it’s, however you cope with muscle cramps and tightness your complete life. It wasn’t regular. In my case it acquired worse. I tore 5 muscle tissues my ultimate yr (within the NHL). I’d bend over and the muscle tissues would tear. It acquired fairly scary on the finish, to inform you the reality.”

Hodgson was the No. 10 general choose within the 2008 NHL Draft, going one spot in entrance of Kyle Seashore and two earlier than Tyler Myers. He was one of many stars of the 2009 World Juniors, enjoying for Canuck legend Pat Quinn with Canada.

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He was traded to the Buffalo Sabres on Feb. 27, 2012, with winger Zack Kassian coming again to Vancouver in return. He signed with the Predators as a free agent in July 2015.

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