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The Buffalo Sabres announced today that the team has signed defenseman Brandon Davidson to a one-year contract for the 2020-21 season.

A sixth-round pick (162nd overall) of the Edmonton Oilers in 2010, Davidson appeared in a combined 12 NHL games with the Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks last season while also recording an AHL career-high 20 points (3+17) in 34 appearances for the Stockton Heat. He led all Stockton defensemen in points per game (.59) during the 2019-20 campaign (minimum five games played) and ranked third among team blueliners in overall scoring.

A native of Taber, Alberta, the 29-year-old Davidson has totaled 23 points (9+14) in 174 career NHL games with Edmonton, Montreal, NY Islanders, Chicago, Calgary and San Jose while also adding 49 points (15+34) over 190 AHL contests with Oklahoma City, Rockford and Stockton.

During the 2012-13 season, he received the AHL’s Fred T. Hunt Award in recognition of his sportsmanship, determination and dedication to the game of hockey.

Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot-2, 208-pound defenseman played three seasons with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League. He was named to the WHL (East) Second All-Star Team in 2012 after a 49-point campaign as the captain of the Pats in his last junior season.