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Brandon Davidson has played the majority of his season with Calgary’s AHL team, the Stockton Heat. In Stockton, Davidson has scored three goals, added 17 assists for 20 points in 34 games. He has played seven games with the Flames this season but has no points.
San Jose acquires Brandon Davidson from Calgary
Brandon Davidson is a defensive defenceman, who is capable of playing at the NHL level but won’t score a lot. In 169 NHL games, he has nine goals and 23 points. Up until the 2017-2018 season he has had a Corsi-For percentage near or over 50 percent. However, his puck possession stats have been under 50 percent over the past three seasons. He also hasn’t played over 15 NHL games during any of the past three seasons, making him a borderline NHL player.
He has also moved around a lot. Davidson was traded at the 2017 deadline from the Edmonton Oilers to the Montreal Canadiens for David Desharnais. Since then, he has played for Edmonton again, the New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks and their AHL team Rockford IceHogs, as well as Calgary/Stockton. He is on a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 in the NHL; $225,000 in the AHL (and $325,000 guaranteed).
What this means for the future
The San Jose Sharks need defenceman to get them through the rest of this season. With Erik Karlsson out for the year, Brenden Dillon traded and Dalton Prout coming back after being hurt since November, the Sharks just need a defenceman that can play. For Davidson, this gives him a chance to prove that he is a consistent NHL defenceman. He needs to prove he can play in the league in order to get an NHL offer next season.
Main Photo: SAN JOSE, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Oilers defenseman Brandon Davidson (88) holds off Sharks center Logan Couture (39) during the NHL game between the San Jose Sharks and the Edmonton Oilers on February 10, 2018, at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA. (Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)