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Cody Franson

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The biggest name left on the unrestricted free agent market after the dust settled, Franson finally landed a two-year deal with the Sabres a week before training camp opened in September. Though he struggled after coming over to Nashville following his February trade from To...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 234   DOB: 8/8/1987   BORN: Sicamous, British Columbia   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #79 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year, $6.65 million contract with the Sabres in September 2015.

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Franson collected two helpers in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Montreal. He also skated to a plus-2.

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Cody Franson NHL Stats
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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 NSH 23 1 3 4 0 2 35 2.9 0 0 15:25 1 1 2 1:30 24 23
2014-15 27 NHL TOR 55 6 26 32 -7 26 92 6.5 0 0 21:23 4 11 15 3:06 153 109
2015-16 28 NHL BUF 55 4 13 17 -6 24 89 4.5 1 0 17:05 1 6 7 2:13 57 53
2015-16 Proj 28 NHL BUF 78 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Cody Franson

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Time On Ice Stats

17:05

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Cody Franson was on the ice for 17:05.

2:13

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Cody Franson was on the ice for 2:13 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2014-15 15:25 1:30
2014-15 21:23 3:06
2015-16 17:05 2:13

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Cody Franson
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 11 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:41 3:22
2016-2Feb 9 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:16 1:26
2016-2Feb 6 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 12:07 2:00
2016-2Feb 4 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:49 2:28
2016-2Feb 3 @MON 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:32 1:28
2016-1Jan 26 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 15:16 0:42
2016-1Jan 25 @NYR 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:08 0:49
2016-1Jan 22 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:21 0:41
2016-1Jan 20 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:42 0:06
2016-1Jan 18 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 13:04 0:26
2016-1Jan 16 WAS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 15:14 4:42
2016-1Jan 15 BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:22 0:55
2016-1Jan 12 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:10 1:56
2016-1Jan 10 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:58 0:50
2016-1Jan 8 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 17:30 0:49
2016-1Jan 5 FLA 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:49 2:23
2016-1Jan 2 DET 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 15:00 3:05
2015-12Dec 31 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 12:34 1:07
2015-12Dec 30 @WAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 15:17 1:53
2015-12Dec 28 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:14 2:35
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2015-12Dec 26 @BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 15:28 1:10
2015-12Dec 19 CHI 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 3 16:03 1:08
2015-12Dec 17 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 16:51 2:45
2015-12Dec 15 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:35 2:09
2015-12Dec 14 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 16:37 2:14
2015-12Dec 12 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:10 1:07
2015-12Dec 10 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 16:40 2:00
2015-12Dec 7 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 17:10 0:52
2015-12Dec 6 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:40 4:05
2015-12Dec 4 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:56 1:36
2015-12Dec 1 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 17:21 2:12
2015-11Nov 28 @NAS 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:20 3:04
2015-11Nov 27 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:20 0:46
2015-11Nov 25 NAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:50 1:41
2015-11Nov 23 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 18:30 3:15
2015-11Nov 21 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:05 3:11
2015-11Nov 19 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 15:59 2:53
2015-11Nov 17 DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 17:35 3:19
2015-11Nov 14 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:04 2:03
2015-11Nov 12 @FLA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 17:59 0:57
2015-11Nov 10 @TAM 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 50.0 0 2 16:38 2:50
2015-11Nov 7 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 19:56 2:18
2015-11Nov 5 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:27 2:07
2015-11Nov 1 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:37 0:00
2015-10Oct 30 PHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 1 20:47 5:06
2015-10Oct 29 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 19:49 2:47
2015-10Oct 27 @PHI 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 18:29 1:52
2015-10Oct 24 NJD 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 1 20:34 4:08
2015-10Oct 23 MON 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 20:40 2:46
2015-10Oct 21 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:32 4:46
2015-10Oct 17 @TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 20:27 2:52
2015-10Oct 15 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 20:50 4:48
2015-10Oct 12 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 21:05 6:01
2015-10Oct 10 TAM 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:36 1:45
2015-10Oct 8 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:28 1:55

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

Franson failed to register a point Sunday against Winnipeg, extending his cold streak to seven games.

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Franson scored his first goal of the season and chipped in a power-play assist Tuesday in a win over the Lightning.

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Franson was the lone bright spot for Buffalo in a 7-2 beatdown at the hands of the Canadiens on Friday, recording two assists.

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Franson returned to practice Tuesday after taking a maintenance day on Monday.

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Franson (undisclosed) took a maintenance day Monday and coach Dan Bylsma indicated that he's day-to-day.

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Franson played a team-high 24:18 and collected an assist on Jack Eichel's game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Monday.

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According to General Manager Tim Murray, Franson is expected to be a big help on the Sabres' power play, reports the Olean Times Herald.

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Franson agreed a two-year, $6.65 million contract with the Sabres on Thursday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

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Though Franson remains unsigned, the blueliner indicated Tuesday that he's in contact with a number of teams, sportsnet.ca reports. "There's probably five or six teams we're talking to. There are some very interested ones, but some teams are in cap situations and all the rest that comes with it," Franson noted Tuesday. "Everything is just kind of slowly rolling."

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Franson will play on Friday in Game 2 of Nashville's playoff series against the Blackhawks, Brooks Bratten of NHL.com reports.

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Franson (upper body) expects to play Friday against the Blackhawks, Kristopher Martel of FOX Sports reports.

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Franson (upper body) will sit out Wednesday's playoff opener against the Blackhawks, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

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 points (33) last season and had 28 assists, 17 of which came with the man advantage. He probably won't be on the Leafs' first unit this season - they're going to experiment with Jake Gardiner up there to start, but that won't stop Franson from controlling unit two and setting another new career high in points. Slow feet don't matter in fantasy. He should be a top-40 guy in standard 12-team formats.

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, thereís 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. Thatís 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.