Brent Davidson came to UND as a walk-on and he’ll leave collecting a pay check for playing hockey.
Davidson has signed a one-year contract with Boras HC of the Swedish professional league. He said that UND women’s hockey associate coach Peter Elander, who used to coach the Sweden national women’s team, helped hook him up.
“He’s got contacts over there and he helped me out,” Davidson said.
Davidson achieved career highs in games played (26), points (eight), goals (five), assists (three) and plus-minus (+10) as a senior. Davidson played on a line with first-round pick Brock Nelson and second-round pick Danny Kristo during the playoffs.
The Morden, Man., native already has received some advice on the Swedish league from fellow Morden native Colby Genoway, who previously played there.
“It’s really exciting,” Davidson said. “I’m happy to know that my hockey career isn’t over. The University of North Dakota is great for developing players and giving them exposure to making the step to the next level. Thankfully, I was able to progress my game enough to head over to Sweden. We’ll see where the next chapter takes me.”