Davis Drewiske

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Davis Drewiske
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Born (1984-11-22) November 22, 1984 (age 32)
Hudson, WI, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Los Angeles Kings
Montreal Canadiens
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–2016

Davis Anthony Drewiske (born November 22, 1984) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens.

Playing career[edit]

Davis played his youth hockey for the Hudson Raiders Youth Hockey Association. Drewiske attended High School in Hudson, Wisconsin. His accomplishments included 1 State title and was the recipient of the Wisconsin High School Mr. Hockey Award in 2003 having successfully recovered from a neck fracture in the previous season.

Undrafted, Drewiske started his junior career with Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL before joining the University of Wisconsin in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Drewiske captained and tied for first on the team in goals for defenseman in his last season with the Badgers.

On April 1, 2008, Drewiske signed an entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings.[1] He was then assigned to affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League for the end of the 2007–08 season. Drewiske started the 2008–09 season with the Monarchs before receiving his first call up to the Kings on February 2, 2009.[2] Drewiske made his NHL debut in a 1-0 win against the Ottawa Senators on February 3, 2009.[3] His first NHL goal was an empty net goal to seal a 6-4 win on October 6, 2009 against the San Jose Sharks. His name appears on the Stanley Cup as a member of the 2012 Los Angeles Kings.

During the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, Drewiske was traded by the Kings to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft on April 2, 2013.[4]

On June 13, 2013, he signed a two-year contract extension with the Canadiens.[5] In the 2013–14 season, Drewiske's campaign was blighted due to injury, limiting him to just 21 games with AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Unable to feature in a game with the Canadiens after signing his contract extension, Drewiske left as a free agent following the 2014–15 season.

On July 1, 2015, Drewiske signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[6] He was assigned to lead AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, in the 2015–16 season. Contributing with 14 points in 73 games, Drewiske ended his 8-year professional career as a Phantoms missed the post-season.

Drewiske over the course of his career, donated and spent significant time with local charities. With each of his three clubs in the AHL, he was nominated for the AHL's Man of the Year award.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 60 4 19 23 63 3 0 0 0 4
2004–05 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 34 1 5 6 20
2005–06 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 37 2 2 4 24
2006–07 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 41 4 6 10 46
2007–08 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 40 5 16 21 46
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 5 0 0 0 6 4 0 1 1 6
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 61 1 13 14 95
2008–09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 17 0 3 3 18
2009–10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 42 1 7 8 14
2010–11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 38 0 5 5 19
2011–12 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 2 0 2 2
2012–13 Los Angeles Kings NHL 20 1 3 4 14
2012–13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 1 2 3 0
2013–14 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 21 0 3 3 8
2014–15 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 62 4 18 22 28
2015–16 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 73 5 9 14 16
NHL totals 135 5 20 25 67

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings sign Davis Drewiske". kings.nhl.com. 2008-04-01. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Kings recall Drewiske". kings.nhl.com. 2009-02-02. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Kings add to Senators woes with shutout". cbssportsline.com. 2009-02-03. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Canadiens acquire Drewiske from Kings for draft pick". The Sports Network. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Canadiens sign defenseman Davis Drewiske to a two-year contract extension". Canadiens.nhl.com. June 13, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Flyers sign C Tim Brent, RW Chris Connor, D Davis Drewiske". Philadelphia Flyers. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 

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