Rob Davison (D)
||St. Catharines, ON
2013-14 – will become the only Sharks player to play in all three AHL cities in the Sharks organization (Kentucky, Cleveland, and Worcester) ….enters his 14th professional season, his 8th season in the Sharks organization. 2012-13: Played 53 games with EC Red Bull Salzburg in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, the highest-level men’s ice hockey league in Austria…Posted nine points (3-6=9) and 54 PIM…2nd on the team in PIM…Recorded one assist and 24 PIM in eight playoff games as EC Salzburg reached the semifinals. CAREER: 2011-12: Split time between Red Bull Salzburg and HC Ocelari Trinec in the Czech Extraliga, playing a combined 33 games between the two clubs…Registered seven points (1-6=7) and 47 PIM in his combined 33 games…2010-11: Spent the entire season in Albany (AHL), finishing 2nd amongst defensemen in points (18) and finished 3rd on the team in PIM (151)…Served as Albany’s alternate captain…2009-10: 1st on Lowell (AHL) in plus/minus rating (+13) and 2nd in PIM (182)… Appeared in his lone game with New Jersey on Feb. 10… Signed with New Jersey…2008-09: Tallied his first point (an assist) with Vancouver on Dec. 22 vs. Anaheim… Signed with Vancouver…2007-08: Scored his lone goal with the Islanders on March 18 vs. Toronto…Recorded first point (an assist) with the Islanders on Feb. 28, 2008 at Atlanta…Made Islander debut on Feb. 26 vs. Pittsburgh …Appeared in 15 games with San Jose before being traded to the N.Y. Islanders in exchange for a seventh round selection (186th overall, Jason Demers) at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Feb. 26. 2006-07: Skated as a forward at Nashville on Feb. 14 … Earneda third star by producing two-thirds of a Gordie Howe Hat Trick with an assist and a fight vs. Phoenix on Jan. 18 …Led team with hits (3) at Los Angeles on Dec. 12… Earned second fighting major of the season on Dec. 11 vs. Phoenix’s Dave Scatchard…2005-06: 4th on team in blocked shots (65), 5th in hits (103) and 3rd in penalty minutes (76)…Earned fighting majors against St. Louis’ Jamal Mayers on March 16 and 21…Set a career-high in points (five) with assist on Dec. 26 at Los Angeles… Scored his first goal of the season against Atlanta on Dec. 6…Registered first point of the season (assist) against Columbus on Oct. 12…Playoffs: Played eight minutes in Game Six of WCSF at Edmonton on May 17 and had one shot…2004-05: Began season playing for Cardiff (Elite Ice Hockey League)…Was the first NHL player to play in the United Kingdom…Posted five points (2-3=5) in 24 games…2003-04: 2nd on team in PIM (92)…Scored third assist of the season Dec. 31 at Columbus, matching point total from 2002-03 (three)…Missed three games (Dec. 4-10) with knee injury…Picked up first assist/ point of season Nov. 1 at Florida in 6-2 win…2002-03: Tallied first NHL assist March 17 vs. Chicago…Scored first NHL goal/ point and had 20:14 of ice time March 13 at Anaheim…Made NHL debut March 9 at Dallas… Recalled from Cleveland (AHL) March 9…Posted four points (1-3=4) and 82 PIM in 42 games with the Barons when promoted…2001-02: Posted four points (1-3=4) and ranked 4th on Cleveland in PIM (206)…2000-01: Posted four assists and led Kentucky in PIM (230) in first professional season…Playoffs: Led team in plus/ minus (+2)…1999-00: North Bay’s alternate captain was second on club in PIM (194) and set junior career high in games played (67)…Doubled career high in goals (four)…Named North Bay’s Defenseman and Scholastic Player of the Year…1998-99: Selected Best Body Checker in a poll among OHL coaches…2nd on club in penalty minutes (150)…1997-98: Drafted by San Jose (fourth round, 98th overall) in 1998 NHL Entry Draft…3rd on North Bay in penalty minutes (200). Personal: “Davy” lists these favorites: Spend time with his two kids (offseason activity); Playing football, watching tennis (sports besides hockey); Joe Thornton (athlete); Goodwill Hunting (movie); Game of Thrones (TV show); Metallica (band); Bermuda (vacation spot); Momiji Sushi in Toronto (restaurant); Scott Stevens (hockey idol); Playing in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against Calgary (hockey moment); Dallas (road city); Nashville Predators (non-Sharks jersey)…First job was as an ice cream scooper…Would be a firefighter if he was not playing hockey professionally…Names Matt Damon as the actor who would star in a movie about his life…Can’t live without his iPad…His minor hockey coach was the biggest influence on his hockey career…Says Alexander Ovechkin is the most exciting player to watch in the NHL…Lists Niklas Kronwall as the hardest hitter in the NHL…In his hometown of Oakville, ON, he enjoys to hang out at Burger Works and enjoys the fact that Oakville is quiet and has a lot of community owned businesses (like Los Gatos and Saratoga) but is still a short 15 minute drive to Toronto if he wants to go into the city.