Coda Gordon
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Coda Gordon

Hometown:

Cochrane Alberta

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1994-08-04

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

6th round (165th overall), 2012

Weight:

189 lbs.

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History

2009-10: Coda Gordon skated for the Edge School Gold midget AA team in Calgary. He was selected to play in the RAMHL all-star game.

2010-11: Gordon made his WHL debut, appearing in one game with Swift Current, and was the leading goal scorer for the Edge School prep team. He was scoreless with no penalties in his only game with the Broncos. In 66 games for Edge School, Gordon scored 53 goals with 59 assists and had 44 penalty minutes. The Edge School captured the Midwest Prep League and Canada Sport School Hockey league championships.

2011-12: Gordon was the second-leading scorer for Swift Current as a rookie. Playing on a line with leading scorer Taylor Vause and Jets' prospect Adam Lowry, Gordon scored 30 goals with 23 assists and was plus-two with 12 penalty minutes. The Broncos finished fifth in the East Division; missing the WHL Playoffs. Gordon was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked 61st amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Gordon was the second-leading scorer for Swift Current in his second WHL season. In 70 games he scored 17 goals and had 42 assists, one behind team leader Adam Lowry (Winnipeg). Gordon was -2 with 21 penalty minutes. The Broncos finished third in the East Division and faced Calgary in a first round playoff series. Gordon scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -1 with 4 penalty minutes in five playoff games.

 

Talent Analysis

Gordon has solid hockey sense, poise with the puck and is an excellent finisher who makes the most out of his opportunities. The stocky winger battles hard in the corners and getting to front of the opposition's net. The Flames' sixth rounder needs to improve his four-step acceleration, stride width, and push extension to become a stronger skater. If Gordon gains more weight and strength while learning to play with a chip on his shoulder then the natural goal scorer will be extremely difficult to contain in front of the net.

 

Future

Gordon returns for his fourth season with the Swift Current Broncos (WHL) as 2013-14 begins. The 19-year-old forward has been one of the top scorers for the Broncos over the past three seasons and has already accumulated 16 points and a +8 rating in 13 games this year. Based on his offensive numbers, Gordon could be on course for a career season and will make the competition tough for other left wingers in the system.

 

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