Drafted 10th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 2008 NHL Draft, Hodgson was acquired by the Sabres on Feb. 27, 2012 in a deadline day trade along with defenseman Alexander Sulzer in exchange for forward Zack Kassian and defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani.
Since joining the Sabres, Hodgson has played 68 games with the team, scoring 18 goals and adding 24 assist for 42 points, to go along with 22 penalty minutes and a minus-11 rating.
During the 2013 lockout shortened season, Hodgson ranked second on the Sabres in both goals with 15, and points with 34. He also finished the season with 19 assists, ranking third on the team.
Before joining the Sabres, Hodgson played 71 games with the Vancouver Canucks between 2010 and 2012, scoring 17 goals and tallying 18 assists for 35 points. He also had eight penalty minutes and was rated a plus-9 during his time in Vancouver.
Due to Hodgson being a restricted free agent, the Sabres hold exclusive negotiation rights with the young forward, and both sides hope to reach a contract agreement in time for the start of training camp and the preseason in mid-September.