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Rob Davison Chris Botta just walked onto the ice and yelled up to us here in the blog box that Defenseman Rob Davison of the San Jose Sharks is now a member of the NY Islanders – for the mere price of a 7th round draft pick.

More to follow.

Per the NHLPA website:

Rob Davison started the 2005-06 National Hockey League season with the San Jose Sharks. Before spending the 2004-05 NHL lockout in Great Britain with the Cardiff Devils, Rob played in 75 NHL games with the Sharks over two years. After playing in 55 regular-season games in 2003-04, he played in five playoff games (two assists) in the Western Conference final against the Flames. He finished second on the Sharks with 92 penalty minutes. In 2002-03, he played in his first 15 NHL games and scored his first NHL goal.

At the minor-pro level, Rob has played for the Cleveland Barons and Kentucky Thoroughblades. Before turning pro, he played three seasons of major-junior hockey with the Ontario League’s North Bay Centennials. In his sophomore 1998-99 season, he was named the East’s Best Body Checker in the OHL coaches poll. After his rookie season, he was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Before playing for the Centennials, Rob played junior-B hockey for the St. Michael’s Buzzers.

More Per the Islanders Website:

The New York Islanders have acquired defenseman Rob Davison from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a seventh round draft pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The 27-year old Davison, currently in his fifth NHL season, has played 15 games for the Sharks this season. In 176 career NHL games, the 6-3, 220-pound native of St. Catharines, ON has recorded two goals with 12 assists for 14 points. He is regarded as a tough and very reliable stay-at-home defenseman and high character player.

Davison was originally drafted by San Jose in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and has spent his entire professional career within the San Jose organization.