According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman, the Edmonton Oilers are set to announce a two-year extension for Brandon Davidson at some point today.
The 24 year old has played 47 games for the Oilers this season, producing four goals and six assists with a plus-6 rating.
Prior to joining the Oilers organization, Davidson played junior hockey with the Regina Pats of the WHL, and was named Pats Rookie of the Year during the 2009-10 season. He was named captain of the Pats during his final season of junior hockey in 2011-12.
During his first season of professional hockey with the Oklahoma City Barons, Davidson was diagnosed with testicular cancer after a regular checkup. He underwent surgery at the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City, along with Chemotherapy.
He returned to professional hockey at the end of the 2012-13 season with the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder where he scored two goals and three assists in 26 games. He’s been a workhorse for the Barons and Oilers ever since.
Davidson made his NHL debut in December of the 2014-15 season, where he played four games with the Oilers.
He has a cap hit of $585,000 and is currently signed to a one-year standard contract with a value of $600,000 for Edmonton.
According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, the two-year deal will pay Davidson $2.85 million.
More to follow…
Ben Smith covers the CHL for The Hockey Writers. He also writes for HockeyNow Magazine, FlamesNation and SB Nation.