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Garry Davidson – General Manager

Heading into his sixth full season as the architect of the Everett Silvertips roster, Garry Davidson brought an extensive hockey background with him to Everett when he was named General Manager of the Silvertips in February 2012. In a career spanning more than three decades, Davidson’s tenure in hockey includes experience as an owner, general manager, head coach and player personnel director in the junior and professional ranks in both North America and Europe.

Since taking over the Silvertips, Davidson has presided over a building process that has led the franchise to significant strides on the ice and stocked the club’s system with exciting young players and NHL prospects. His constructed roster has evolved into four consecutive winning seasons in franchise history to date, including the team’s fifth U.S. Division title in 2016-17 and a record of 164-85-24-15 over the last four regular seasons. Since Davidson assumed control, four Silvertips have been selected in the first or second round of the NHL Entry Draft and this past summer, seven Silvertips were selected to participate with NHL teams in development camps.

Before taking the reins in Everett, Davidson, 66, spent four seasons as Director of Player Personnel for the Portland Winterhawks from 2008-11. In that role he was instrumental of Portland’s Bantam Draft selections and scouting of recruited players who helped the program emerge from a last place finish to three straight WHL Finals appearances.

Davidson led the BCHL’s Salmon Arm SilverBacks as Owner, General Manager and Head Coach from 2001-08. A three-time BCHL Coach of the Year, his other coaching stops in the league include Penticton, Nanaimo, Victoria and Trail. He also oversaw all player recruiting with each of his BCHL clubs, helping produce three eventual Hobey Baker Award winners (Paul Kariya, Brendan Morrison and Ryan Duncan) and three first-round NHL draft picks (Travis Zajac, Kris Chucko and Riley Nash) with Salmon Arm alone.

Originally from the town of Souris, Manitoba, Davidson’s coaching career began in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in 1978.  He then spent eight seasons coaching overseas, where he won an Austrian league championship in 1984 and also spent time in Switzerland and Italy.  He returned to North America in 1990 to coach Junior-A in Penticton and was an Assistant Coach for Team Canada’s gold medal-winning entry at the 1995 Spengler Cup.

Garry and his wife, Brenda, have two sons:  Ty, and Clay (mixed martial artist residing in Kelowna, BC).

 

YEAR TEAM LEAGUE GAMES WINS LOSSES TIES OT LOSSES SO LOSSES POINTS
1978-79 Brandon Travellers MJHL 48 17 30 1 0 0 35
1979-80 Brandon Travellers MJHL 46 13 33 0 0 0 28
1983-84 Austria Europe
1984-85 Switzerland Europe
1985-90 Italy Europe
1990-91 Penticton Panthers BCJHL 60 13 44 0 0 3 29
1991-92 Penticton Panthers BCJHL 60 38 20 2 0 0 78
1992-93 Penticton Panthers BCJHL 60 35 23 0 0 2 72
1993-94 Penticton Panthers BCJHL 60 40 17 3 0 0 83
1994-95 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 60 25 33 2 0 0 52
1995-96 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 60 30 25 5 0 0 65
1996-97 Victoria Salsa BCHL 60 24 35 1 0 0 49
1997-98 Victoria Salsa BCHL 60 31 24 5 0 0 67
1999-00 Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL 60 8 47 5 0 0 21
2000-01 Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL 60 18 34 8 0 0 44
2001-02 Salmon Arm SilverBacks BCHL 60 32 23 0 5 0 69
2002-03 Salmon Arm SilverBacks BCHL 60 38 19 2 1 0 79
2003-04 Salmon Arm SilverBacks BCHL 60 42 17 1 0  0 85
2004-05 Salmon Arm SilverBacks BCHL 60 34 22 1 3  0 72
2005-06 Salmon Arm SilverBacks BCHL 60 41 17 0 2 0 84
2012-13 Everett Silvertips WHL 30 9 16 —- 3 2 23

 

Davidson, 60, becomes General Manager of the Silvertips after spending the past four years as Director of Player Personnel for the Portland Winterhawks.  In a hockey career spanning more than three decades, Davidson has served as a Head Coach, General Manager and Owner at various levels in both the junior and professional ranks.  The Manitoba native has worked extensively in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and WHL since the early 1990’s.
Prior to his time in Portland, Davidson ran the BCHL’s Salmon Arm SilverBacks as Owner, General Manager and Head Coach from 2001 to 2008.  A three-time BCHL Coach of the Year, his other BCHL coaching stops also include Penticton, Nanaimo, Victoria and Trail.  He also oversaw all player recruiting with each of those BCHL clubs, producing three eventual Hobey Baker Award winners (Paul Kariya, Brendan Morrison and Ryan Duncan) and three first-round NHL draft picks (Travis Zajac, Kris Chucko and Riley Nash) with Salmon Arm alone.
Davidson’s coaching career began in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in 1978.  He then spent eight seasons coaching overseas, where he won an Austrian league championship in 1984 and also spent time in Switzerland and Italy.  He returned to North America in 1991 to coach in Penticton, and was also an Assistant Coach for Team Canada’s gold medal-winning club at the 1995 Spengler Cup.