Cody Donaghey
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Cody Donaghey

Hometown:

Toronto Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-05-10

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

right

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Trade with Toronto, 2016

Weight:

184 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Cody Donaghey skated with older brother Connor on the St. John’s Maple Leafs Midget AAA team in New Brunswick and played for Canada Atlantic in the 2012 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 5 goals with 11 assists and had 22 penalty minutes in 17 regular season games. The Maple Leafs swept the Western Kings before falling to the St. John’s Privateers in the finals. Donaghey scored 1 goal with 6 assists and 10 penalty minutes in six playoff games. In four games for Canada Atlantic he had no points and 4 penalty minutes. Donaghey was selected by Rouyn-Noranda in the first round (14th overall) in the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft.

2012-13: Donaghey began his first QMJHL season with Rouyn-Noranda before skating as an assistant captain for Canada Atlantic in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He was acquired by the Quebec Remparts in January 2013 and joined the Remparts following the WHC, seeing limited ice time in 14 games. In 38 QMJHL games between the two teams he scored 3 goals with 4 assists, all but one assist with the Huskies, and was +2 (-5 with Quebec) with 8 penalty minutes. In five games for Canada Atlantic he had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes.

2013-14: Donaghey moved into a full-time role with Quebec in his second QMJHL season. He scored 9 goals with 29 assists and was +8 with 24 penalty minutes in 67 regular season games. The Remparts finished third in the East Division and lost to Donaghey’s former team, Rouyn-Noranda, in a first round playoff series. Donaghey scored 1 goal with 7 assists and was -10 with no penalties in five playoff games. Ranked 150th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings, he was not selected in the 2014 NHL Draft and received an invitation to the Toronto Maple Leafs prospect camp as a free agent.

Talent Analysis

Donaghey is a right-handed shooting defenseman who earned an entry-level contract as a free agent after impressing Toronto with his fitness level during the 2014 training camp. An offense-oriented defenseman, he has strong puck possession skills. His defensive game is a work in progress and his development has been hampered by a serious knee injury.

Future

Donaghey whas been dealt by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Ottawa Senators along with Dion Phaneuf, Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey, and Ryan Rupert. Going back to the Maple Leafs are Jared Cowen, Colin Greening, Milan Michalek, Tobias Lindberg, and a draft pick.

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