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Shane O'Brien
Shane O'Brien
Defenseman
Number: 55
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 230
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 9, 1983  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Port Hope, ON, Canada
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Acquired: Acquired by Nashville from Vancouver along with forward Dan Gendur for forward Jonas Andersson and defenseman Ryan Parent on October 5, 2010
Drafted: ANA / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 8th (250th overall)
2009-10: Posted a career best plus/minus rating (+15), ranking second among Vancouver defensemen, and tied for 20th among League blueliners in the category… Ranked second on the club in hits (112), and among Canuck defenders in penalty minutes (79)… Appeared in all six of Vancouver’s 2010 playoff contests, posting three points (1g-2a) and 25 penalty minutes – second on the team.

CAREER NOTES: Ranked second in the NHL in penalty minutes with a career high in 2008-09 (196)… Played one game with Tampa Bay before being acquired by Vancouver… Appeared in his 200th career game on Jan. 7, 2009 at Edmonton… Dressed for all 10 of Vancouver’s 2009 Stanley Cup Playoff contests, ranking second on the team in postseason penalty minutes (24)… Posted career highs in games played (77), goals, assists and points (4g-17a-21pts) in his first full season with Tampa Bay in 2007-08… Also notched personal bests in average ice time (21:13) and shots (69)… Ranked second on the 2007-08 Lightning in hits (128) and fourth in blocked shots (100) with career highs… Split his first NHL campaign between Anaheim and Tampa Bay in 2006-07… Collected his first career goal/point on Oct. 18, 2006 vs. Detroit, then registered his first career assist later in the game… Played in all six of the Lightning’s 2006 Stanley Cup Playoff contests, making his postseason debut on April 12, 2006 in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. New Jersey… Led all Portland (AHL) defensemen in points (8g-33a-41pts) and ranked third among Pirate skaters in assists in 2005-06… Also ranked sixth among all AHLers in penalty minutes (287) in 2005-06… Led all AHL defensemen in goals, assists and points (6g-16a-22pts), and all skaters in penalty minutes (81) during the 2006 Calder Cup Playoffs… Ranked sixth in the AHL in penalty minutes with Cincinnati in 2004-05 (319)… Ranked second on the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks in goals, assists and points (5g-20a-25pts)… Ranked second on Cincinnati in penalty minutes (163) during his first professional season in 2003-04.

AMATEUR: Posted 89 points (25g-61a) and 419 penalty minutes in 190 OHL games with Kingston and St. Michael’s from 2000-03... Helped St. Michael’s advance to the 2003 OHL Finals, posting 22 points (6g-16a) and a playoff-high 79 penalty minutes in 19 postseason games… Ranked seventh among Ontario League defensemen in goals, and seventh among all skaters in penalty minutes (198) in 2002-03… Led Kingston defensemen in points, goals and assists (10g-23a-33pts) in 2001-02.

TRANSACTIONS: October 5, 2010 – Acquired by Nashville from Vancouver along with forward Dan Gendur for forward Jonas Andersson and defenseman Ryan Parent… October 6, 2008 – Acquired by Vancouver from Tampa Bay along with forward Michel Ouellet for Lukas Krajicek and Juraj Simek… February 24, 2007 – Acquired by Tampa Bay from Anaheim along with Colorado’s third round selection in the 2007 Entry Draft (Tampa Bay selected Luca Cunti) for goaltender Gerald Coleman and Tampa Bay’s first-round selection in the 2007 Entry Draft (traded to Minnesota; Minnesota selected Colton Gillies)… June 22, 2003 – Anaheim’s eighth choice, 250th overall (eighth round) in the 2003 Entry Draft.



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