NHL defenseman Jeremy Davies found himself in quite the situation to open 2022 NHL Free Agency.
The 25-year-old blueliner agreed to terms a one-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday. But putting his pen to paper turned into quite an adventure. Davies doesn’t own a printer, and for pro contracts, business is done on paper (as the great Michael Scott once said).
So, he and girlfriend, Erin, had to run to Staples to get a copy of the deal and get it over to Buffalo as soon as possible.
“Me and my boyfriend frantically running to Staples to sign his NHL contract before they change their minds because we can’t afford a printer,” Davies’ girlfriend, Erin, posted on TikTok.
Jeremy Davies had to run to Staples to get his contract with Buffalo signed 😭
🎥: TikTok/Erin.1425 pic.twitter.com/3oVNVY9fv8
— BarDown (@BarDown) July 17, 2022
Davies ultimately signed the deal and is now part of the Buffalo organization.
The 5-11, 180-pound blueliner originally went to New Jersey in the seventh round of the 2016 NHL Draft. He played NCAA hockey at Northeastern and signed a two-year deal with the Devils back in 2019, but ultimately ended up in Nashville as part of the P.K. Subban trade to the Garden State.
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He played in 16 NHL games for the Predators in 2020-21, dishing one assist and posting a +/- rating of plus-3, and played in six games at the NHL level this season, recording two assists. However, he spent the majority of the year with the AHL‘s Milwaukee Admirals, where he broke out with a career-high 31 points (six goals, 25 assists) in 54 games.
Davies also joined Kale Clague and former Capitals prospect Chase Priskie as the players who signed one-year, two-way deals with the Sabres back on Wednesday. His deal pays $750K at the NHL level and $325K at the AHL level. It also comes with a guarantee of $350,000.
So, from the looks of it, Davies should be able to buy a quality printer. But for now, he has a heck of a story.