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Cal O'Reilly
Cal O'Reilly
Center
(KAL oh-RIGH-lee)
Number: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 188
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 30, 1986  (Age 27)
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
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Drafted: NSH / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (150th overall)
2009-10: Posted five (2g-3a) of his 11 points (2g-9a) during a four-games-in-six-days stretch from Feb. 6-12. Stretch included a career-high three points/assists on Feb. 6 vs. San Jose and his first career power-play goal on Feb. 12 at New Jersey… Ranked second on the team, and third among rookies with at least two attempts, in shootout efficiency, going 2-for-4… Tied for fifth among NHL rookies taking at least 200 draws in face-off efficiency (133-281, 47.3%)… Played against his younger brother Ryan for the first time on Feb. 4 vs. Colorado… Played for Team Canada in the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 19, his second straight all-star game… Led the Admirals in points (40), assists (36) and plus/minus rating (+19) in 35 games at the time of his fourth and final recall on Jan. 25.

2008-09: Recalled to Nashville on two occasions (Feb. 28 and March 26)… Posted points in four straight contests (3g-1a), games No. 4-7 of his NHL career, from March 28-April 3… Made his NHL debut on Feb. 28 vs. Detroit, and posted his first career point/assist in an 8-0 victory… Tied for second in the AHL and led Milwaukee in assists (56) … Ranked second on the Admirals and tied for 15th in the AHL in scoring (69)… Led the Admirals and tied for fifth in the league in power-play assists (26)… Also ranked first on the club in power-play points (30) and shorthanded points (1g-2a-3pts) … Scored a goal for the Canadian team at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 26, 2009… Posted his first career professional hat trick as part of a five-point outing (3g-2a) on Feb. 8, 2009 vs. Peoria. Scored shorthanded, on the power play and at even strength… Tied for second on the Admirals in both 2009 Calder Cup playoff scoring (8) and assists (6).

2007-08:
Ranked third in the AHL in assists (63) and fifth in points (79) while leading Milwaukee in both categories… Also tied for fourth in the AHL in shorthanded goals (5) and tied for fifth in the league in shorthanded points (7)… Paced the Admirals in both power-play points (31) and plus/minus rating (+9)… Ranked ninth in the AHL and was tops on the Admirals in shooting percentage (18.8%)… Named the CCM/AHL Player of the Month for February 2008 after leading all AHL scorers with 24 points (5g-19a) in 16 games during the month.

2006-07: Led Milwaukee and AHL rookies in assists (47)… Also ranked second on Milwaukee in scoring (18g-47a-65pts) and tied for fifth among AHL rookies in points… Named the AHL Rookie of the Month for April 2007 after notching nine points (3g-6a) and a +5 rating in five games.

AMATEUR: Joined Milwaukee on an amateur try-out following his junior season in 2005-06… Led Windsor (OHL), and tied for third in the OHL, in assists (81) 2005-06… Also led the 2005-06 Spitfires in points (18g-81a-99pts) and tied for eighth in the OHL… Led Windsor in playoff points (3g-8a-11pts) and playoff assists in 2006… Named runner-up for the OHL’s most sportsmanlike player award in 2005-06… Named smartest player in the Western Conference in the 2005-06 OHL coaches poll. Also finished second in the poll for best playmaker and third for best stickhandler… Finished second on the Windsor Spitfires and tied for 18th in the OHL in scoring (24g-50a-74pts) in 2004-05… Also ranked second on the 2004-05 Spitfires in assists and third in goals… Played in the 2005 OHL All-Star Classic.

BACKGROUND: Favorites include Joe Louis Arena (road venue), Hawaii (vacation spot) purevolume.com (website), turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes (food)… Nickname: “Cally.”

TRANSACTIONS: July 30, 2005 – Nashville's fourth choice, 150th overall (fifth round), in 2005 Entry Draft.


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