Some Oklahoma City Barons teammates have shaved their heads in support of Brandon Davidson, who is undergoing treatment for testicular cancer.
“Some of the guys got the shears out and started shaving their heads,” said coach Todd Nelson. “It’s unfortunate what happend with Brandon but he’s on the road to recovery. They just wanted to be part of it.”
Taylor Fedun, Davidson’s roomate, goaltenders Yann Danis and Olivier Roy and Dane Byers were among some of the players who shaved their heads.
Davidson will begin undergoing chemotherapy treatment for 21 days starting next week.
“When he starts his chemo next week he’s going to start to lose his hair so we decided to get rid of all our hair now ahead of time,” Fedun said. “We wanted to show him our support.
“He’s not only my teammate he’s my roommate. We spend a lot of time together so I wanted to let him know he has my support.”
The past two weeks Davidson has been skating with the team but it probably will be at least a month before he can return to game action depending on how he responds to treatements.
Davidson, 21, made the Barons roster in his first professional season after serving as captain of the Western Hockey League Regina Pats last season.
He was the Edmonton Oilers’ eighth pick in the 2010 draft, the 162nd overall pick. He’s quickly moved up the organization’s depth chart. In six games with the Barons he’s recorded one assist.