2008-09: Brandon Davidson skated in four games for the Olds Grizzlies of the Alberta Junior Hockey League as a 17-year-old and played for the Lethrdbridge Y's Titans in Alberta Midget AAA hockey. He had four assists for the Grizzlies and scored 13 goals with 11 assists in 42 games for the Titans. In seven playoff games with the Titans he scored 2 goals with 5 assists and had 14 PMs.
2009-10: In his WHL rookie season, Davidson, a non-drafted free agent, played in 59 games for the Regina Pats. He scored 1 goal and added 33 assists for 34 points while posting a team-high +15 rating and 37 penalty minutes. Ranked 48th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings, Davidson was selected by the Oilers in the sixth round (162nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.
2010-11: Davidson made his pro hockey debut appearing in two games with the Oklahoma City Barons, including one AHL playoff contest, following his second season with the WHL's Regina Pats. Davidson had no points or penalty minutes and was an even plus/minus with three shots on goal in limited action with the Barons. One of two Regina players to skate in all 72 games, Davidson was the club's third leading scorer as a defenseman with 8 goals and 44 assists and was -5 with 71 PMs on a Pats team that had the WHL's third-worst record.
2011-12: Davidson attended his second Oilers camp and returned to Regina for his third season Skating for the Pats as a 20-year-old, he was the team's third-leading scorer with 13 goals and 36 assists in 69 games and was plus-26 with 83 penalty minutes. Regina finished fourth in the East Division. Davidson skated in the first four games of the five-game first round playoff series with Moose Jaw, suffering a dislocated shoulder in game four. He had 1 assist and was plus-three with 6 penalty minutes.
A late bloomer in every sense, Davidson is a no nonsense, all around defenseman. He doesn't excel in any one area, nor does he have too many glaring weaknesses. He could stand to be better when it comes to some of the finer points of his skating, pivots in particular, and he seems to be very adept at making the first pass out of the zone, but on the whole he is the kind of calm, unremarkable player coaches love to count on.
Add to what's already there: Davidson was diagnosed with testicular cancer on November 1, 2012 and is undergoing chemotherapy at this time. His health is more important than his hockey career for the Oilers organization in this battle.