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1984 NHL DRAFT PICK
Ken Hodge Jr.
Selected in third round
No. 46 overall by Minnesota North Stars

Born April 13, 1966
Position: Center
Height: 6-1   Weight: 190
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: St. John's Prep (Mass. High School) 
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Lynnfield, Massachusetts
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1980-81 St. John's PrepMass. H.S. ---- ---- --
1981-82 St. John's PrepMass. H.S. ---- ---- --
1982-83 St. John's PrepMass. H.S. 2222 3355 --
1983-84 St. John's PrepMass. H.S. 2225 3863 --

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
St. John's Prep Captain:
1983-84
Miscellaneous: Attended St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Mass. ... Played for Team Massachusetts in 1984 Super Series vs. Team Minnesota.
NHL CAREER
Debut: February 21, 1989 (Minnesota at Pittsburgh)
Numbers:  28 (Minnesota); 10 (Boston); 8 (Tampa Bay)
Stanley Cup: Never won.  Playing Status: Retired 1998
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
Years TeamsGP GA TPPIM
1989-1992 Minnesota, Boston, T.B. 14239 488732
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
YearsTeams GPG ATP PIM
1991 Boston15 46 106

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
NHL All-Rookie Team:
1990-91 (Boston)
Boston Seventh-Player Award (Unsung Hero): 1990-91
1992-93: Played on first Tampa Bay Lightning team.
Miscellaneous: Also played right wing during NHL career. ... Was last player cut from Boston's 1990 training camp. He began 1990-91 season in AHL with Maine before he was recalled to NHL for good on Oct. 27, 1990. ... Played on line with Cam Neely for Boston in 1990-91. ... Led all NHL rookies with 12 power-play goals in 1990-91. ... Was fourth in NHL with 21.9 shooting percentage as rookie in 1990-91. ... Second among NHL rookies with 30 goals in 1990-91. ...  Was finalist for 1990-91 Calder Trophy. ... Missed part of 1991-92 season with sprained right knee, an injury suffered during Boston's Oct. 27, 1991, game at Chicago. He did not return to action until Boston's Nov. 22, 1991, game at Washington. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season with cut upper lip, an injury suffered during Tampa Bay's Oct. 24, 1992, game vs. Quebec. He did not return to action until Tampa Bay's Nov. 1, 1992, game vs. Pittsburgh. ... Released by Tampa Bay organization on Jan. 27, 1993. ... Signed with N.Y. Rangers as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 30, 1993, but never played for parent team.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Boston College (HE); Kalamazoo (IHL); Maine (AHL); Atlanta, San Diego (IHL); Binghamton (AHL); Kansas City, Minnesota (IHL); Ratingen (Germany); Cardiff (Great Britain)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
Hockey East Rookie of Year:
1984-85 (Boston College)
Hockey East Tournament All-Star First Team: 1987 (Boston Coll.)
Hockey East All-Rookie Team: 1984-85 (Boston College)
1992-93: Played on IHL regular-season champion (San Diego).
Miscellaneous: Left Boston College after his junior season to pursue pro hockey career. ... Missed part of 1987-88 season with shoulder injury, suffered while playing for Kalamazoo (IHL) in November 1987. ... Left Atlanta (IHL) without permission on Jan. 20, 1993, refusing to continue playing for Tampa Bay's minor-league affiliate because he felt he belonged in the NHL. The walkout angered Tampa Bay general manager Phil Esposito, a former teammate of Hodge's father, and led to his being released by Lightning organization. ... Signed with San Diego (IHL) as unrestricted free agent on Feb. 9, 1993, for remainder of 1992-93 season. ... Returned to Boston area after his retirement and later became general manager of The Rinks at Exeter in Exeter, N.H., overseeing all areas of facility operations. ... Was active in Oldtimers' charity hockey after retirement, playing for Bruins Alumni team.
Personal: Full name is Kenneth David Hodge. ... Also known as Kenny Hodge. ... Son of former NHL player Ken Hodge (Kenneth Raymond Hodge). ... Older brother of minor-leaguer Dan Hodge.
HOW HE GOT AWAY
TRADE: Minnesota traded Hodge to Boston for future considerations (1992 fourth-round pick -- Jere Lehtinen) on August 21, 1990.

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SNAPSHOT '84
Total Selected: 250
Forwards: 142
Defense: 88
Goaltenders: 20
Major Junior: 110
Tier II/Jr. B: 16/9
College Players: 23
High School: 47
Midget: 4
U.S. Junior B: 1
Canadian: 145
Euro-Canadian: 2
USA Citizens: 62
U.S.-Born: 63
European: 41
Reached NHL: 102
Stanley Cup: 20
Hall of Fame: 1
All-Star Game: 18
Year-end All-Star: 7
Olympians: 31
 
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