Josh Godfrey played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2004-05 to 2007-08. He began his OHL career with the Guelph Storm and moved north to join the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds midway through his second season in the league.
In 2006-07 Josh scored 24 goals to lead the Ontario Hockey League’s defensemen in that department. In his final season, he was selected to Team Canada for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships. Canada won the gold medal with an overtime victory over Sweden. Godfrey led all tournament defensemen in assists with five.
Josh was taken in the second round of the 2007 NHL draft by the Washington Capitals, 34th overall. His first two seasons in professional hockey were split between Washington’s AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears and their ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays. The Stingrays won the ECHL’s Kelly Cup in 2008-09 and although he didn’t appear in the playoffs for the Bears last season, they won the Calder Cup as the AHL’s playoff champion. Godfrey has spent all of this season with the Stingrays.