Winning gold at the World Junior Championships stands out as one of his favorite hockey moments. Enjoys country music and lists Nashville as his favorite NHL city to visit. Enjoys spending summers at his cottage in Ontario, reading, watching television, and is an avid chess player. Hodgson was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Marie and Chris Hodgson. His father is the president of the Ontario Mining Association and a former Ontario provincial Progressive Conservative cabinet minister in Premier Mike Harris's government, while his mother is the executive director of a day care. He has an older brother, Clayton, who attends Brock University, and two sisters, Charlotte and Caroline, who play organized hockey. Hodgson grew up in Haliburton with his family until they moved to Markham, Ontario, in 1998.
First Game: Feb. 1/11 vs. DAL
First Goal: Feb. 2/11 vs. PHX
First Assist: Feb. 4/11 vs. CHI