According to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal veteran defenseman Brandon Davidson will attend the Blackhawks training camp on a PTO.
Because, apparently, the Blackhawks need another left-handed defenseman in camp.
Davidson was originally a 6th round pick (#162) of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2010 NHL Draft. And, because the Oilers have such a well-established track record of drafting and developing quality NHL defensemen, it would make sense that there’s a market for Davidson.
The 27-year-old was traded to Montreal from Edmonton for David Desharnais at the deadline in 2017. The Oilers claimed him back off waivers on Dec. 2 last season, and then traded him to the Islanders for a third round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft in February.
Davidson scored four goals with three assists and 23 penalty minutes in 51 regular season games for the Habs, Oilers and Islanders last season.