Versteeg for Cody Hodgson
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02-12-2011, 12:25 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
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He played 5 games with the Canucks and was just sent back down... played on the 4th line center spot... got about 8-10 mins/game... put up 1 goal, 1 assist... he was fairly decent, but is miscast in a 4th line role... doesn't bring any physical presence (obviously for a 20 YO rookie), but was good positionally and didn't make many mistakes... was pretty good on the forecheck as well.
Overall, he's just not a 4th liner, but isn't ready to fill a top-9 role full-time on a contending club... the organization wants to bring him along slowly, so I'm guessing he'll spend the rest of the year in Manitoba (barring injuries).
In the AHL, he's been hot and cold... had an excellent hot streak where he was scoring every game it seemed... and 2 cold streaks before and after, both when coming back from injuries... overall 10 goals, 16 pts in 28 games in the AHL.
He remains the Canucks best prospect (with Tanev and Lack shooting up the depth chart as well).
9 Teams passed him over...does that tell you something?
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