Thursday, July 10, 2008

UFA Signing: Rob Davison

Defenseman Rob Davison inked a deal with the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. Terms of the deal have yet to be released. Update: The 1 year contract is valued at $560K.

Davison was picked up by the Islanders late last season in a trade that sent a 7th Round pick in the Entry Draft that just past to the San Jose Sharks. Davison played 34 games during the 2007-08 campaign including 19 with the Isles. He notched both of his points (1 goal, 1 assist) in the Orange and Blue including one of the worst goals in NHL history. On the penalty kill in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Davison swatted the puck from the Isles' goal line that knuckled and bounced its way over opposing goaltender Vesa Toskala. If you have not seen it, check it out here.

Originally drafted in the 4th Round, 98th overall of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Sharks, Davison has played in 195 games notching 3 goals and 13 assists for 16 points. He has a career -1 rating and 270 penalty minutes. Davison has suited up exclusively for the Sharks and Isles.

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