Brandon Davidson
Brandon Davidson
29-Year-Old DefensemanD
Buffalo Sabres
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Davidson failed to record a point in 12 games split between the Flames and the Sharks last year. He spent most of the season with AHL Stockton before a deadline deal sent him to San Jose, but he had to settle for a one-year deal with the Sabres in the offseason. Davidson is years removed from being a consistent NHL option -- he'll likely spend most nights in the press box in 2020-21 if he doesn't get sent down to AHL Rochester. Fantasy managers can look the other way on draft day, as Davidson won't make enough of an impact to be worth a roster spot. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with Buffalo in October of 2020.
Moves to active roster
DBuffalo Sabres
February 28, 2021
Davidson was promoted to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game versus the Flyers.
ANALYSIS
Davidson has played two games for the Sabres this year, but he could take the place of Jacob Bryson, who was designated for the taxi squad, in Sunday's game. Fantasy managers shouldn't have Davidson on their radar regardless.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:06
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
13:48
0:03
1:21
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2019–20
12:16
0:00
0:17
2019–20
12:46
0:02
0:09
2020–21
14:06
0:00
1:01
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March 12, 2017
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March 6, 2017
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Thursday Daily Puck: Sentimental for Schmaltz
March 2, 2017
Neil Parker recommends grabbing Nick Schmaltz and previews Thursday's 10-game slate with a focus on recapping the transactions before the trade deadline.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The soon-to-be 27-year-old defenseman split time between three teams -- the Canadiens, Oilers and Islanders -- last season, recording four goals and seven points with a minus-13 rating in 51 games. Prior to this season, he actually held an even rating, but his plus-minus really went south when he joined the defensively inept Islanders for the second half. Specifically, he posted a minus-8 rating over 15 games for New York. Davidson has played at least 50 games in just two of his four NHL seasons, and he's tallied just nine goals and 22 points in 152 contests at the top level. As a result, it would take a very deep league to find him useful.
Davidson doesn't possess the same level of upside of many young defensemen in the Edmonton system. He suited up in 12 games for the parent club last season, but didn't show enough to have a spot locked up for 2015-16. As a result, Davidson will likely begin the season with AHL Bakersfield before joining the Oilers when injuries open up opportunities. Over the long haul, he projects as a bottom-pair or seventh defenseman.
The weakest part of the Oiler's team is their defense and while Davidson could be a part of the solution at some point in the future, that future won't be this season. He projects as a bottom-pair defenseman, so he'll be waiver wire fodder for most of his career.
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Goes to taxi squad
DBuffalo Sabres
February 23, 2021
Davidson was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday.
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Bumps to active roster
DBuffalo Sabres
February 22, 2021
Davidson was promoted from the taxi squad ahead of Monday's game versus the Islanders.
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Shifts to taxi squad
DBuffalo Sabres
February 16, 2021
Davidson was reassigned to the Sabres' taxi squad Tuesday.
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Recalled from taxi squad
DBuffalo Sabres
February 15, 2021
Davidson was added to the active roster and could make his season debut in Monday's game against the Islanders.
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Hits waivers
DBuffalo Sabres
January 10, 2021
Buffalo placed Davidson on waivers Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
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