Thursday, June 2, 2011

Davis signs with Swedish team

Kurt Davis, who recently completed an outstanding career as a defenseman at Minnesota State, has signed to play professionally in Sweden.

Davis will play for Sodertalje SK of the HockeyAllsvenskan league, which begins play in September. Minnesota State's press release on Davis' signing can be found here, while you can check out what Davis' new team has to say about him here.

The above link is in Swedish but a Google page translator can work some wonders. Using that tool, here's what Sodertalje sports director Per Nygard says about Davis:
In Davis, we have recruited a skilled game, moving back with some very nice features in the game twists. He has really good cooling in the attacking game and the blue line and great patience with the puck down the opponent are adjacent, so-called "patience with the puck." Despite his size, he is good at defense game thanks to its excellent positioning capability. He will play an important role in the reconstruction of the attack game. He is good at getting to the end thanks to his creativity and passing game. The Powerplay, his features are truly into its own.
While, like most college players, Davis had dreams of playing in the NHL (he attended Washington Capitals prospect camp last summer) or even signing with an AHL team, it seems like his skill set is perfect for the European game, not unlike a few other MSU grads who went on to have very solid careers there (Aaron Fox and Shane Joseph, for example).


rich said...

congrats to kurt

hockeyfan said...

congrats to Kurt. His game is perfect for Europe and I would expect him to do very well. Good Luck!!!!

BIGhkyfan said...

Nice job Kurt

BIGhkyfan said...

Any news on Youds and Sackrison pro teams for next season?