Today the Blackhawks announced the signing of 27-year old Defenseman Brandon Davidson. He entered training camp on a PTO and earned himself a one-year $650,00 contract. Not bad for a guy who didn’t have any offers going into the 2018-2019 season.
Davidson spent most of his NHL career with the Oilers and then some time with the Canadiens and Islanders.
He is no stranger to perseverance and battled cancer in his first professional season. Following the 2012-2013 season with the Oklahoma City Barons he won the AHL’s Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award as the player who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship determination and dedication to hockey.
It is work ethic like this that got him his chance with the Blackhawks that ultimately resulted in his 2018-2019 contract.
Coach Q has said that “I think he’s one of those defensemen I appreciate because he’s real steady and predictable.” Q continuted, “A little bit of everything, in every area, he’s not bad in. I think that consistency is something and knowing what you’re going to get out of a guy on the back end is usually a good sign.”
Even though Davidson will see himself in the Blackhawks third D pairing, it is consistency that is needed. While Davidson is not a game changer it is important to know that everyone trusts that 6th defenseman.
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