Edmonton reassigns Roy, Davidson to Thunder

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, announced that Edmonton has assigned goaltender Olivier Roy and rookie defenseman Brandon Davidson to the Thunder from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.

Roy, 21, returns after capping a 2011-12 campaign with the Thunder “Rookie of the Year” award. He broke a Thunder record with four shutouts, was fourth in the ECHL with a .925 save percentage and ranked fifth in the league with 1,222 saves. He posted a record of 16-18-5 in 40 games, helped guide the Thunder to the second round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs and was twice named ECHL Goaltender of the Week last season.

The 6-foot and 180 pound goaltender has 25 games of AHL experience with Oklahoma City and Springfield, compiling a record of 9-9-1. This season, Roy has appeared in an AHL career high 19 games with the Barons and posted a record of 7-8-1 with a 2.86 goals-against-average.

Davidson, 21, has collected two assists in eight games this season with Oklahoma City and registered eight penalty minutes. He returned to the Barons lineup on Feb. 8 after undergoing successful treatment for testicular cancer, which included removal of the cancerous tissue and one round of chemotherapy.

The Taber, Alberta native earned 133 points in 200 career games from the blueline with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League. He had a career high 13 goals in 69 games last season and added 49 points (3rd in team scoring), earning a selection on the WHL Second All-Star Team (Eastern Conference).