Garry Davidson – General Manager
Heading into his seventh 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 franchise in February 2012, Davidson has led the Tips with a constructed roster that has evolved into five consecutive winning seasons, including the team’s second Western Conference championship and trip to the WHL Championship Series, and the sixth U.S. Division title this season adding to a record of 211-105-26-18 under Davidson’s tenure in the last five regular seasons. In 2017-18, he was named WHL Executive of the Year and recipient of the Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy.
Before taking the reins in Everett, Davidson, 67, 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|
|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|