Cody will be playing in his first Hockey Night in Brampton event this year.
Cody played spent his junior career with the Brampton Battalion’s where he led the team to the OHL finals in 2009. Cody represented Canada at the 2009 World Juniors and led the tournament in scoring and winning Gold with Canada.
Cody was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks 10th overall in 2008 and made his NHL debut in 2011.He would spend over two years with the Canucks before a surprise trade to Buffalo in 2012. During his time with the Sabres, injuries started to impact his ability to play. He made one more attempt to play at the NHL level with Nashville and in 2016 retired from the NHL.
During his final year in Nashville, Cody was diagnosed with malignant hyperthermia, caused by a mutation of his RYR1 gene. He would stay with the Predators front office and helped with kids’ programs and created awareness for the disease.