Hogan Davidson was a trade deadline addition to the Brahmas last season and quickly displayed a gritty, hard hitting attitude on the ice despite his 5’ 10” / 170 pound frame. He will be back with Lone Star this season as the team looks to reach the playoffs in their second NAHL campaign.
Davidson embraces his role as a rugged, hard working forward who has overcome some obstacles to reach this level. During his Senior year at Duluth East High School in Duluth, MN he suffered a lacerated spleen on Christmas Eve while competing in holiday tournament. While Hogan was done for the season, he insisted on remaining involved with the team. “I was really down at one point, missing my senior year of hockey,” Davidson told NNCNOW.com. “It’s a sport I really love. I went to all the practices and skated around with them, just no contact. I went to all of the games and most of the road games and went to the state tournament with the guys.”
He has styled his game after Andrew Shaw a physical, blue collar workhorse who gets under opponents skin, but can also make the skilled play when needed. From the Brahmas’ recent main camp in Detroit, Liam Stirtzinger made a comment that showed the respect that Hogan has gained with his teammates. “Davidson looks good, still being the gritty hard working player that he is. He took a stick to the face in the first game and didn’t miss a shift.” Hogan was pleased with his play at camp as well, but is one of those guys who coaches love on a roster because they are never satisfied. “I thought I played well but there are always things to improve on. I scored some points but I need to work on my D-zone a little more.”