CSSHL WHL Alumni Spotlight – January 2020

Calgary, Alta. – 

The University of Calgary Dinos’ Coda Gordon is the CSSHL Alumni Spotlight for the month of January. Gordon is an alumnus of the Edge School in Calgary, Alberta and played for the Midget Prep team during the 2010-11 season. In the lone season that Gordon spent in the CSSHL he helped lead his team to a CSSHL Championship finishing just one-point shy of the league’s top scorer with 36 points (17G-19A) in just 15 games. With the CSSHL in its early years of establishment, Edge School also competed in the Midwest Prep Hockey League (MPHL) throughout the season. Gordon recorded 18 points (8G-10A) in 13 games and helped his team capture another trophy on the season, the MPHL Championship.

Despite being passed over in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, Gordon signed with the Swift Current Broncos following his season with Edge as a 16-year-old. Gordon suited up for one game during the 2010-11 campaign and was invited to the Broncos’ training camp the following season for an opportunity to crack a Western Hockey League roster. With a strong showing in training camp and preseason, Gordon found himself on the Broncos’ roster to start the 2011-12 season. Gordon carried the momentum into the regular season, tallying an impressive 22 points (11G-11A) in the first 18 games and received an invitation to the CHL Top Prospects game in Kelowna, BC. His consistent performance helped land him the 61st spot on the NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings amongst North American skaters ahead of the 2012 NHL Draft. The Cochrane, Alberta native was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Draft by his hometown Calgary Flames.

Gordon played a total of four seasons in the Western Hockey League, registering just under a point-per-game (98G-146A) in 258 games played. Following his 20-year-old season, and final year in the WHL, Gordon got a taste of professional hockey as he joined the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

Shortly after his pro stint, Gordon committed to the University of Calgary Dinos men’s hockey program. Gordon took advantage of the WHL’s Scholarship Program and the opportunity to continue his playing career while earning a business degree from a top Canadian university. Now in his fifth season with the Dinos, the veteran Gordon has become a centrepiece of the team who currently sit in fourth in USports Canada West division. The Dinos senior has 27 points (8G-19A) this season which is good enough for fourth in league scoring. The Dinos have already secured home ice advantage for the first round of playoffs and will close out the regular season with a home and home series with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.

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