34. Cody Franson

Cody Franson debuted for the Nashville Predators in 2009, four years after the native of British Columbia was drafted in the Third Round.  

Franson had a very good rookie year, finishing 11th in Calder voting, with 21 Points and a +15 Plus/Minus.  The season after, Franson scored 29 Points with a +10 Plus/Minus, and should have been a stalwart for the Predators for years to come.  Instead, Nashville dealt the Defenseman to Toronto, though years later he was sent back for Nashville’s 2015 playoff run.  Franson signed with Buffalo afterward, ending his Predators run with 54 Points.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Selected in the 3rd Round, 79th Overall in the Amateur Draft 7/30/05.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Matthew Lombardi for Robert Slaney, Brett Lebda and a 2013 4th Round Pick (which would later be traded to St. Louis, who selected Zachary Pochiro) 7/3/11.

    Acquired (2): Traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs with Mike Santorelli for Olli Jokinen, Brendan Leipsic and a 2015 1st Round Pick (which would later be traded to Philadelphia who selected Travis Konecny) 2/15/15.

    Departed (2): Signed as a Free Agent with the Buffalo Sabres 9/11/15.

  • Games Played: 164
  • Notable Statistics:

    15 Goals
    39 Assists 
    54 Points 
    48 PIM 
    .33 PPG 
    +25 Plus/Minus 
    12.2 Point Shares 
    9 Points in 21 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards: None.

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