(Video) First NHL Goal: Davidson makes it a “hat trick” of firsts for the Oilers

By Ken McKenna
Brandon Davidson - Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Edmonton Oilers rookie defenseman Brandon Davidson (L) is congratulated by Oilers forward Andrew Miller after Davidson netted his first NHL goal in a win over the Colorado Avalanche (courtesy of Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

It’s a veritable gusher of first NHL goals from the Edmonton Oilers of late, with rookie defenseman Brandon Davidson being the third Oiler to achieve that feat in the past week. Davidson’s goal was the first of the game in a 4-1 Oilers’ win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Early in the first period, the Oilers worked the puck in the right corner of the Avalanche zone. Oilers forward Taylor Hall gained control of the puck along the boards and fed a short pass to Andrew Miller at the top of the right circle. Miller then quickly fed a pass to Anton Lander in the right corner, who then spotted Davidson moving in from the left point.

Davidson has spent most of the his first three pro seasons playing for the Oilers’ AHL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons. The Lethbridge, AB native has scored 11 goals and added 17 assists in 147 AHL games since the 2012-13 season. He was chosen by the Oilers in the sixth round, 162nd overall, of the 2010 NHL Draft.

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