Blackhawks sign D Brandon Davidson
CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Brandon Davidson on a one-year, $650,000 contract that will run through the 2018-19 season.
Davidson, 27, split time with three National Hockey League teams last season. He totaled 51 games, scoring four goals and adding three assists with the Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and the New York Islanders.
His four-year NHL career began in 2014-15 with the Oilers and he has totaled 152 career games with nine goals and 13 assists. He skated in three NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Canadiens in 2017.
Originally a sixth-round (162nd overall) selection in the NHL Draft by Edmonton, he scored a career-high 11 points (4G, 7A) in 51 games with the Oilers during the 2015-16 season. Davidson scored two goals on Jan. 25, 2018 vs. Calgary for his first career NHL multi-goal game. He has appeared in three preseason games with the Blackhawks and tallied one assist this season.
The Blackhawks continue the preseason tonight at the United Center when they host the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago Plus, streamed on NBCSportsChicago.com and the NBC Sports app and heard on WGN Radio.