Cody Franson 4 | Defense

Toronto Maple Leafs

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Mon. July 21, 2014 Subscribe 
News: The Toronto Maple Leafs and Franson have avoided arbitration, with the defenseman signing a $3.3 million, one-year contract. This is the third straight one-year deal for Franson, who missed most of training camp last season after a contract dispute. Impact: The 26-year-old player is getting a raise from his $2 million contract in 2013-14, when he led all Toronto defensemen with 33 points. Franson has 28 goals and 105 assists in 333 career NHL games. He was a third-round pick of the Nashville Predators in 2005.(STATS, 11:23am)
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: Franson signed a one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Maple Leafs on Monday, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Impact: Franson's new deal allows him and the team to avoid arbitration. The 26-year-old defenseman had 33 points (five goals) last season with the Leafs, logging 30 penalty minutes along the way. He skated with the team's third defensive pairing in 2013-14, and can expect a similar role in the upcoming season.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 19, 2014
News: Franson, who has filed for salary arbitration, is seeking $4.2 million in a deal, while the Leafs have countered with $2 million, according to a report on Toronto's Sportsnet 590 TheFAN. Impact: The arbitration hearing is scheduled for Monday and the arbitrator can choose either side or something in between. It's a stretch for Franson to expect to receive the full $4.2 mil after his middling 2013-14. But then again, stranger things have happened. He's a stretch as a top-four defender, but his second-unit power-play ability makes him fantasy relevant in deeper leagues.(RotoWire, )
Cody Franson
2013-14 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 213  Age: 26
Born: 8/8/1987, Sicamous, British Columbia
Shoots: right
Drafted: 2005 - Rd 3
(79th overall by the Predators)
Injury Status
No Current Injury