The Pistons organization would like to thank forward Codey Behun for his contributions, both on the ice and in and around our community, during the past two years.
After being a thorn in Steinbach’s side over his first two junior seasons, Behun was acquired by the Pistons during the summer of 2019 in a big blockbuster trade with the Winnipeg Blues. The speedster from Transcona quickly integrated himself into the team’s culture and style of play. Never missing a game in his Steinbach career, Behun put up 21 goals and 37 points during his first season with the Pistons in 2019-20. He continued his great play by notching 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in 8 games played during the shortened season, and had a point in every completed game in 2020-21.
He also holds the Pistons record for most shootout goals in a season and best shootout percentage, going a remarkable 5 for 6 in 2019-20. Along with one goal on two attempts this season, he goes down as the best shootout taker in team history with a 75% conversion rate (6 for 8). Before the beginning of the season, Behun (who’s currently an educational assistant at Churchill High School in Winnipeg) was instrumental in the running of the 2020 Pistons Power Camp at the end of August, running all of the on-ice drills for each age group during that week and making sure all campers were safe on the ice.
“Codey’s speed and energy are always displayed when he plays the game. He was a player we always noticed when we played against him, so it was great to be able to add him to our lineup,“ Head Coach/GM Paul Dyck said. “His release is as good as anyone in the league, and he had a knack for using it to score very timely goals for us.
“He might be best remembered on the ice for his efficiency in the shootout, as he was pretty much Mr. Automatic,” he continued. “The room will be a little quieter without him. You could always count on Hunner to fire up the boys.”
Thank you Codey! Best of luck to you and your family as you move on from the Pistons!