The San Jose Sharks signed both Rob Davison and Jim Fahey on Monday, two young defensemen who Sharks fans saw contribute during the 2003-04 campaign, to one-year deals. Both players, who have displayed steady development in their time with San Jose and Cleveland, will have the opportunity to gain more ice time and minutes in 2005-06.
In 2003-04, Davison, 25, posted career-highs in assists (3) and points (3) in 55 games with the Sharks. In addition, Davison ranked second on the team in penalty minutes (92) and averaged over 14 minutes per game in ice time.
In 2002-03, Davison split time between San Jose and top development AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Barons. He posted three points (one goal, two assists) in 15 games with the Sharks and posted four points (one goal, three assists) in 42 games with the Barons
The six-foot-three, 220-pound native of St. Catherine's, Ontario was originally selected by San Jose in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft (4th Round, 98th overall).
In 2003-04, Fahey, 26, posted two points, both assists, in 15 games with the Sharks. Fahey split time between San Jose and the top development AHL affiliate Cleveland Barons where he posted 19 points (one goal, 18 assists) and 64 PIM in 32 games.
In 2002-03, Fahey posted 20 points (one goal, 19 assists) in 42 games with the Sharks. His totals ranked him first among all NHL rookie defensemen in points (20) and power-play assists (13). Fahey was rewarded for his performance by being named the PlayStation "Sharks Rookie of the Year."
The six-foot, 200-pound native of Boston, Massachusetts was originally selected by San Jose in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft (8th Round, 212th Overall).