Oakville’s Davison finds home on Toronto Six blue line

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Published August 26, 2021 at 12:34 pm

Oakville's Taylor Davison signed her first professional hockey contract with the NWHL's Toronto Six. YORK UNIVERISTY PHOTO

Oakville’s Taylor Davison is officially a member of the Toronto Six.

The five-foot-six defenceman, who was Toronto’s fifth overall pick in the 2021 National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) Draft in late June, signed her first professional contract with the Six.

Davison becomes the 13th Canadian to sign with the Six for the 2021-22 season.

“I’m actually super excited to get started with them,” said the 23-year-old, who was a conference first-team all-star in her senior year with the OUA’s York Lions. “I think it’s super cool that this is only their second season and is the only team in Canada.

“I’m excited that I went first round being one of the only U SPORTS athletes, because I think that U SPORTS athletics is just as competitive as it is in the NCAA. So, it was very important to me and I’m really excited to get started with the team.”

Davison spent four seasons with the York University, recording 46 points in 94 career games with the Lions. She finished her 2019-20 senior year with 20 points in 24 games.

“Taylor is an offensive defender who makes plays happen from the back end,” said Digit Murphy, President of the Toronto Six. “Her ability to jump into the rush and quarterback the power play in university made her someone we considered strongly in the evaluation process.”

Prior to attending post-secondary, the criminology graduate played with the Burlington Barracudas in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League. During her lone campaign in 2015-16, Davison recorded 14 points, racking up nine goals, while adding five assists.

“Taylor is one of the best players to come through the York Lions women’s hockey program,” York women’s hockey head coach Dan Church said. “She was a leader on and off the ice. I’m thrilled that she will be continuing her hockey career in the NWHL with the Toronto Six. The Six are getting a dynamic two-way defender who will work hard every game and contribute in the community as well. I can’t wait to see what she does at the next level.”

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