Cody Hodgson is hoping to have the kind of bounce back season Mike Ribeiro enjoyed in 2014-15.
The 25-year-old is on a similar path that Ribeiro followed last summer.
Ribeiro was bought out by the Arizona Coyotes and given a second opportunity by Preds’ GM David Poile.
“Hopefully, I can do what he did. It’s a new opportunity for me like it was for him,” Hodgson told The Tennessean. “Hopefully, I can make the most of it like (Ribeiro) did.”
Hodgson scored a career-low six goals and 13 points in 78 games with the Sabres last season. It was just the second year of his six-year, $25.5 million deal.
“It was a rough year all the way around, on the ice, off the ice, everything could go wrong went wrong,” Hodgson said. “It was a disaster of a season by all accounts.”
In 218 games with the Sabres, over parts of four seasons, Hodgson registered 44 goals, 99 points and a minus-65 rating while averaging 16:13 in ice time.