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Brandon Davidson (born August 21, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing with the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders. Davidson was selected by the Oilers in the sixth-round (162nd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Brandon Davidson
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Born (1991-08-21) August 21, 1991 (age 27)
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Edmonton Oilers
Montreal Canadiens
New York Islanders
NHL Draft 162nd overall, 2010
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2011–present

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Playing careerEdit

 
Davidson with the Regina Pats.

JuniorEdit

Prior to playing professional hockey, Davidson played junior with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League. Davidson was named the Pats Rookie of the Year after the 2009–10 season.[1] Davidson was selected in the sixth round, 162nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In his final season of junior hockey, Davidson served as the Pats captain.

ProfessionalEdit

Davidson signed his first professional contract with the Oilers on May 31, 2012.[2] During his first full professional season with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL), Davidson was diagnosed with testicular cancer after a routine medical exam.[3] He underwent surgery and chemotherapy before being cleared to return to playing hockey. Davidson started his return to hockey with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL.[3] He was named the winner of the Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award in 2013, as the AHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey.[4]

On February 28, 2017, Davidson was traded by the Oilers to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for David Desharnais.[5] During the 2017–18 season, Davidson was waived by the Canadiens on December 2, 2017,[6] and was reclaimed by the Oilers on December 3.[7] Davidson recorded his first multi-goal game on January 25, 2018 with two goals against the Calgary Flames, and was also the first time he earned a first star in a game.[8]

On February 24, 2018, Davidson was traded by the Oilers to the New York Islanders in exchange for a 2019 third-round pick.[9] Davidson joined the Islanders for the final stretch of the season, appearing in 15 games and collecting a goal and assist as the club fell short of the post-season.

As an impending restricted free agent, Davidson was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Islanders resulting in his status as a free agent on June 25, 2018.[10] On August 28, 2018, it was announced that Davidson would attend the Chicago Blackhawks' training camp on a professional tryout.[11] On September 27, 2018, the Blackhawks signed Davidson to a one-year contract worth $650,000.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Olds Grizzlys AJHL 3 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Olds Grizzlys AJHL 4 0 4 4 0
2009–10 Regina Pats WHL 59 1 33 34 37
2010–11 Regina Pats WHL 72 8 44 52 71
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Regina Pats WHL 69 13 36 49 83 4 0 1 1 6
2012–13 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 26 2 3 5 14 17 0 6 6 2
2012–13 Stockton Thunder ECHL 11 7 5 12 4
2013–14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 68 5 8 13 58 3 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 55 4 6 10 43 10 1 1 2 12
2014–15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 1 0 1 0
2015–16 Edmonton Oilers NHL 51 4 7 11 20
2016–17 Edmonton Oilers NHL 28 0 1 1 16
2016–17 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 0 2 2 4 3 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 0 1 1 9
2017–18 Edmonton Oilers NHL 23 3 1 4 10
2017–18 New York Islanders NHL 15 1 1 2 4
2018–19 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 0 1 1 15
2018–19 Rockford IceHogs AHL 6 1 0 1 5
NHL totals 162 9 14 23 78 3 0 0 0 0

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
WHL
East Second All-Star Team 2012
AHL
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Davidson, Brandon". National Hockey League. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Oilers agree to terms with Davidson". Edmonton Oilers. May 31, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Van Diest, Derek (September 10, 2013). "After overcoming cancer, Edmonton Oilers prospect Brandon Davidson can handle on-ice challenges". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Brandon Davidson". Oklahoma City Barons. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Canadiens acquire Brandon Davidson from Oilers for David Desharnais". Sportsnet.ca. February 28, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "Lines and D pairings - December 2". NHL.com. December 2, 2017. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "RELEASE: Oilers claim Davidson from Montreal". NHL.com. December 3, 2017. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  8. ^ Van Diest, Derek. "Oilers win in shootout, defeat Flames for seventh straight time". NHL.com. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Islanders Acquire Davidson". NHL.com. February 24, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  10. ^ "Islanders will not qualify Quine, Prince and Davidson". eyesonisles.com. June 26, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  11. ^ Matheson, Jim. "Former Edmonton Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson is off to Blackhawks camp". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  12. ^ Wescott, Chris (September 27, 2018). "FEATURE: Davidson chose the Blackhawks and they returned the favor". NHL.com. Retrieved September 27, 2018.

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