The Edmonton Oilers have extended defenceman Brandon Davidson as well as goaltender Laurent Brossoit. They have also Claimed defenceman Adam Pardy and Forward Adam Cracknell off of waivers.
Davidson, who was originally drafted by the Oilers in the 6th round of the 2010 draft has become a success story in a long stretch of draft struggles by Edmonton. Between 2000-2015 a total of 22 draft picks have played more than 100 NHL games. In a draft system where each team gets 7 picks a year that’s a pretty bad number. Brandon Davidson is one of the few success stories Edmonton has had in drafting below the first round. On October 1st, 2012 Davidson was diagnosed with testicular cancer, he missed the remainder of that season and overcame the career threatening injury. After 2 successful campaigns as captain of the Regina Pats he has now become a bright spot on Edmonton’s depleted D. He has signed a 2 year contract extension worth a cap friendly 1.425 million a year. This year in the NHL Davidson has 4 goals and 6 assists through 47 games.
Laurent Brossoit is heralded as Edmonton’s long term solution in net along with Cam Talbot. He was originally drafted in the sixth round in 2011 by the Calgary Flames and was acquired by Edmonton in the trade that saw Ladislav Smid go to Calgary. He has been resigned at 750k for 2 years. This year in Bakersfield Brossoit is 15-9-3 with a .919 save percentage.
Adam Cracknell was claimed by Edmonton from the Vancouver Canucks. In 44 games this season Cracknell has 5 goals and 5 assists and is a +1. Pardy was also claimed by Edmonton today, from the Winnipeg Jets. In 14 games with Winnipeg this season Pardy has no goals and 1 assist and is a -3.