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Cody Franson

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Toronto Maple Leafs

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Franson would have been on a short flight to Montreal had Josh Georges OK'd a trade to Toronto. Instead, he avoided arbitration with a last-minute, one-year deal with the Leafs and he'll apparently be in camp come September barring another trade. He set a career-best in poin...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 213   DOB: 8/8/1987   BORN: Sicamous, British Columbia   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #79 Overall in 2005  

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Cody Franson Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Leafs in July 2014.

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Franson (knee) returned to action Sunday against the Rangers, contributing a goal and assist in the 6-3 victory.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 22 61 6 15 21 15 16 90 6.7 3 0 14:12 1 5 6 1:58 55 53
2010-11 23 NHL NSH 80 8 21 29 10 30 156 5.1 2 0 15:11 2 4 6 2:15 81 52
2011-12 24 NHL TOR 57 5 16 21 -1 22 65 7.7 0 0 16:11 2 5 7 1:31 102 53
2012-13 25 NHL TOR 45 4 25 29 4 8 70 5.7 0 0 18:47 3 10 13 3:21 124 59
2013-14 26 NHL TOR 79 5 28 33 -20 30 115 4.3 0 0 20:41 1 17 18 2:55 282 111
2014-15 27 NHL TOR 4 1 1 2 -2 0 10 10.0 0 0 19:43 1 1 2 3:11 14 8
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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Cody Franson was on the ice for 19:43.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Cody Franson was on the ice for 3:11 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 18:47 3:21
2013-14 20:41 2:55
2014-15 19:43 3:11

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Cody Franson 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 18 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 21:28 2:49
Oct 17 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 18:52 1:44
Oct 14 COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 3 3 21:23 5:33
Oct 12 at NYR 1 1 2 -1 0 1 1 0 1 100.0 4 2 17:07 2:38
Oct 11 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 8 MON Did Not Play

Cody Franson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Though he was activated from injured reserve earlier in the day, Franson (knee) didn't take part in pregame warmups and looks prepared to sit out Saturday against the Penguins, David Alter of Sportsnet reports.

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Franson (knee) was activated from injured reserve Saturday and appears likely to suit up against the Penguins, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

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Coach Randy Carlyle said after Friday's practice that it's more likely Franson (knee) returns to action Sunday against the Rangers rather than Saturday versus the Penguins, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

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Franson (knee) was present at Friday's practice, but didn't rotate in on a defined pairing, TSN's Mark Masters reports.

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Franson (knee) was placed on injured reserve by the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

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Franson (knee) will not play in Wednesday's season opener against the Canadiens, TSN's Mark Masters reports.

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Franson (knee) remains unlikely to play in Wednesday's season opener, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports.

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Franson (knee) is not expected to play in Wednesday’s season opener against the Canadiens, Jonas Siegel of TSN reports.

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Franson (knee) skated at practice Monday morning, David Alter of Sportsnet reports.

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Franson (knee) will not play in Friday's preseason finale and his status remains in doubt for the Oct. 8 opener against the Canadiens, the Canadian Press reports.

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Franson has been diagnosed with a bruised knee cap, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

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The Maple Leafs are waiting for the swelling in Franson’s knee to go down before reevaluating him, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Franson led the Leafs' blue line in scoring last season and is in for a huge raise this year. But do the Leafs have room for his salary? He's a Randy Carlyle kind of player, so he'll continue to grow his game if the Buds can find a way to fit him under the cap. But can he translate his 29 points last season into the 50-plus it would have been over a full 82? Probably not, but 40-45 points and close to 200 hits are surely within reach.

2012-13

Once upon a time, Franson was a can't miss prospect who had it all -- hockey smarts, booming slap shot and an outstanding first pass. And then along came a trade to Toronto and the bottom just fell out for him. His poor foot speed and questionable gap control were exposed in an up-tempo environment, and he found himself stapled to the bench -- or a healthy scratch -- far too often. Still, he's just 25 and he can resurrect his career ... just not in Toronto. Count on 30-points max in blue and white. Adjust your cheat sheets accordingly.

2011-12

Franson is either a future star on the blue line or the next Andy Delmore. We know that comp hurts but it had to be said. As much as we love his smooth passing and nasty slapper, Franson often gets himself out-smarted and out-positioned in the defensive zone by speedy, skilled forwards. Hence the Delmore chirp. Still, there’s a whole lot of stud in this guy if the Leafs can pair him with a responsible veteran who can teach him how to compensate for a few of those shortcomings. That’s what will ultimately help him eliminate those Delmore comps. And help him hit the 50-point plateau in the next three years.

2010-11

Franson averaged just over 14 minutes per game last season as the Preds' sixth defenseman, but was very productive scoring-wise with 21 points (6G, 15A) in 61 games. He also ranked third among the team's blueliners in power play minutes per game (1:58). With the recent departure of fellow blueliner Dan Hamhuis, there may be an opportunity for Franson to see more ice time this coming season. He'd be a nice late-round sleeper selection in deeper fantasy formats.

2008-09

Franson's is a prospect blueliner on the rise, and one to watch in the upcoming season. He is a monster at 6-5 and 205 pounds, and his skating is more than adequate for a player of his size. Franson made his AHL debut with a bang last season at Milwaukee, posting 11 goals and 25 assists in 76 games. He's poised for another great season with the Admrials in 2008-09, and we wonder how much longer the Preds can keep him in the farm system.

2007-08

Franson's stock has risen greatly since he was selected in the third round by Nashville in the 2005 draft. Franson is a monster at 6-5 and 215, and his skating is more than adequate for a player of his size. After picking up just 13 points in his first season in the WHL two years ago, Franson had 55 points in 71 games in 2005 and 51 points in 59 games this past season. Franson is currently the top defensive prospect in the Nashville system.

2006-07

Franson was drafted in round 3 of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (selection #79). He was named the WHL's defenseman of the year in 2007 after a 51-point campaign in just 59 games. He will likely be playing for Milwaukee of the AHL in 2007-08.