Patrick Davis
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Patrick Davis

Hometown:

Sterling Michigan

Team:

Finland

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1986-12-28

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2005

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

4th round (99th overall), 2005

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2004-05: Patrick Davis spent most of his sophomore year on the top two lines for the Rangers and saw regular duties on both the power play and penalty kill. Along the way the winger recorded a respectable 50 points in 59 games. Davis saw his point production wane a bit in the second half of the year before finishing strong in March. However, in the playoffs he had only seven points in 14 games and was -2. His raw package of size and scoring ability caught the eye of the New Jersey Devils who selected him in the fourth round, 99th overall in the 2005 NHL Draft.

2005-06: Davis exploded offensively in his third year in the OHL, and really came into his own after an early season trade that sent him from Kitchener to Windsor. After putting up 17 points, including 13 goals in 22 games with Kitchener, Davis proceeded to shoot out the lights in Windsor, scoring 22 goals and 29 assists for 53 points in only 28 games. His combined totals, which included 35 goals, was good enough for third-best on the Spitfires. He saw action in a few late season games for the River Rats after the Spitfires were eliminated from the OHL playoffs and then signed his first pro contract with the Devils over the summer.

2006-07: Davis got off to a great start to begin his pro hockey career with the Lowell Devils, but in large part due to an undisclosed injury, he found scoring hard to come by in the second half of the season. On the year, he had five goals and 13 assists in 41 games.
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2007-08: Davis had a somewhat disappointing second full pro season, but he is still young and has a solid all-around package of skills that the Devils will remain patient with. In 60 games, he scored seven goals and 12 assists, just one more point that he had in his rookie pro season. He did step up his physical play, which was encouraging to see after he battled injuries for much of his first pro season.

2008-09: In his third minor pro season, Davis quitely emerged into one of Lowell's steadier performers, setting career high in all offensive categories. In 74 games, he recorded 13 goals and 17 assists to go along with 45 PIM's. With the Devils in need of healthy bodies, he saw action in his first NHL game in mid-November against the Edmonton Oilers.

2009-10: Davis once again saw time in both the NHL and AHL playing for both the Lowell(AHL) and New Jersey(NHL) Devils. Davis scored his first and as-of-yet only NHL goal with the Devils during his 8 game stint. In 73 games with Lowell, Davis notched 35 points, including 15 goals and 20 assists. Davis also saw postseason action with Lowell, scoring 2 goals in 5 games.

 

Talent Analysis

Davis is an offensively talented forward who sees the ice very well and has good hands in and around the net. He is a strong skater who can be a dominant force when he drives to the goal, something he needs to do on a more consistent basis. Davis will often try to do too much on his own and neglect an open team mate. Defensively, he must work on improving this aspect of his game to become a more well rounded player. He also must continue to get stronger and make sure he is effort and intensity from shift to shift and game to game doesn't wane.

 

Future

Davis has headed to Finland to play for SaiPa in 2013-14.