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UW hockey recruit Tim Davison's USHL rights traded to Chicago

Tim Davison, a defense recruit from (Green Bay) Notre Dame Academy has informed me that his USHL rights have been traded from the Youngstown Phantoms to the Chicago Steel. Davison was drafted in the first round (12th overall) of the 2010 USHL Futures Draft by Youngstown.

Davison, who checks in at 5'10, 163 has helped lead Notre Dame Academy to the WIAA state hockey tournament the past two seasons. The young blueliner tied for the club lead in points last season with 38 in 23 regular season games and chipped in 9 more in 5 playoff games including three at the state tournament before the Tritons were eliminated by Middleton.

I asked Davison, who will be a senior at Notre Dame Academy if he would be making the jump to the USHL next season and he said, "It's too early to tell. The trade makes it a whole new scenario."

Davison is committed to Wisconsin for either 2012 or 2013 depending on early departures and his development. Playing next season in the USHL undoubtedly would make 2012 a lot more likely with the Badgers projected to lose Eric Springer to graduation and Justin Schultz and possibly even John Ramage to the NHL.