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Josh Godfrey
Josh Godfrey
Defenseman
Number: 73
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 202
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 15, 1988
Birthplace: Collingwood, ON, Canada
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Drafted: WSH / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (34th overall)
2008-09
Split the season between Hershey (AHL) and South Carolina (ECHL) … Registered six assists and 21 PIM in 13 games with Hershey … Recorded two assists on 11/16 vs. Binghamton and 11/29 vs. Philadelphia … Was +5 vs. Binghamton (11/16) …Registered 25 points (5g-20a) and 30 PIM in 37 games with South Carolina …
Registered six multiple point games during the season… Recorded three points (1g-2a) on 2/3 at Florida … Tied a season-high three points with three assists on 3/13 vs. Gwinnett … Put together a four-game point streak with six points (1g-5a) from 3/13—3/22 … Had a +3 rating and added an assist on 3/20 vs. Mississippi …Added a goal and three assists in the ECHL playoffs, appearing in six games as South Carolina won the Kelly Cup.

Career
2007-08: Played in 60 games for Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) and recorded 51 points (17g-34a) … Third among OHL defensemen in goals and eighth in points … Ranked sixth on the team in points and fourth in assists … Led the team with a +31 rating … Second on the roster with 14 PPGs … Won the Mike Desjardins Memorial Trophy as the Greyhounds’ best defenseman for the second year in a row … Played in the OHL All-Star Game … Had a season-long eight-game point-scoring streak from 9/22-10/12 (6g-7a) … Had two four-point games against Sarnia (2g-2a on 12/9 and 1g-3a on 2/27) … Notched two goals and an assist on 1/17 at Niagara … Recorded six points (5g-1a) in 14 playoff games … Tied for third among OHL defensemen in playoff goals … Made his professional debut, playing one playoff game with Hershey (AHL) … Was +2 with two shots at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (4/25) … Represented Canada in the Canada-Russia Super Series and the World Junior Championship.

2006-07: Appeared in all 68 games with Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) … Led all OHL defensemen and ranked fourth on the team in goals with 24 … Ranked third on the team in both assists (33) and points (57) … Point total was tied for fifth among league defensemen … His 17 PPGs were second-most on the team … Presented with the Mike Desjardins Memorial Trophy as the team’s best defenseman … Represented the OHL in the 2006 Canada-Russia Challenge and played in the OHL Classic All-Star Game … Recorded the hardest shot in the OHL Skills Competition at 99.3 miles per hour … Scored six goals in four games from 11/22 – 11/28 … Recorded three three-point games: 11/ 28 vs. Sudbury (2g-1a), 1/19 vs. Plymouth (1g-2a) and 2/10 at Erie (1g-2a) … Notched 14 points in Sault Ste. Marie’s 13 playoff games (9g-5a).
2005-06: Split the season between the Guelph Storm (OHL; 33 games) and Sault Ste. Marie (30 games) … Recorded a total of eight goals and 21 points for the season … Had three two-point games, two with Guelph and one with Sault Ste. Marie … Played in one playoff game with Sault St. Marie and recorded one assist.
2004-05: Appeared in 18 games with the Guelph Storm … Recorded four assists … Played in one playoff game.

International Career
Won gold with Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championship … Posted five assists and a +2 rating in seven games … Led all Canada defensemen in points and shared the team lead in assists with Steven Stamkos … Teammate of Karl Alzner … Also represented Canada in the Canada-Russia Super Series.

NHL Transactions
Selected by Washington in the second round, 34th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft

Personal
Supports the Children’s Miracle Network … Enjoys fishing, working out and spending time at the beach … Favorite athletes are Tiger Woods and Alex Ovechkin … Favorite hockey memory was winning the 2008 World Junior Championship.
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