Shane O'Brien
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 08/09/1983
DRAFTED: ANA: 2003-250 overall
Traded to Tampa Bay by Anaheim with Colorado's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Luca Cunti) in 2007 Entry Draft for Gerald Coleman and Tampa Bay's 1st round choice (later traded to Minnesota - Minnesota selected Colton Gillies) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 24, 2007. Traded to Vancouver by Tampa Bay with Michel Ouellet for Lukas Krajicek and Juraj Simek, October 6, 2008. Traded to Nashville by Vancouver with Dan Gendur for Ryan Parent and Jonas Andersson, October 5, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 13, 2011. Traded to Calgary by Colorado with David Jones for Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich. June 27, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Florida, October 7, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 16, 2015.
Appeared in nine games for Florida in 2014-15, earning one assist (0-1=1) with five PIM…picked up his first point (assist) as a Panther in his second game with the club on Jan. 4 @ WSH…was recalled from San Antonio (AHL) on Jan. 2 and reassigned back to the AHL on Jan. 15…played 51 games with San Antonio, scoring 11-19=30 points with a +6 rating and 127 PIM…led team defensemen in scoring and goals, and ranked second in assists…had a season-high three points (1-2=3) on Mar. 17 vs. Charlotte…added one assist (0-1=1) and 17 PIM in two Calder Cup Playoff games…signed a one-year contract with Florida on Oct. 6…appeared in his eighth NHL season in 2013-14, his first with Calgary…collected three assists (0-3=3) with 58 PIM in 45 games…appeared in his 500th career NHL game, Nov. 8 @ COL…played the remainder of the season with Abbotsford, recording 3-5=8 points with a +6 rating and 58 PIM in 31 games…also scored one goal (1-0=1) in four postseason games…was acquired by Calgary from Colorado with David Jones in exchange for Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich, June 27, 2013…appeared in his seventh NHL season in 2012-13, his second with Colorado…posted four assists (0-4=4) with 60 PIM in 28 games…ranked third on the club in PIM…signed a three-year contract extension with the Avalanche on June 26, 2012…tied his career high in assists (17) with Colorado in 2011-12…finished with 3-17=20 points with a +2 rating and 105 PIM in 76 games…was second on the team in PIM…reached the 400-game NHL milestone on Nov. 20 vs. SJ…had a career-high four-game scoring streak (0-4=4), Dec. 17-23...signed a one-year contract with Colorado on July 13, 2011…appeared in a career-tying 80 games with Nashville, scoring 2-7=9 points with a +1 rating and team-high 83 PIM…ranked second on the club with 164 hits…played his 300th career NHL game on Oct. 9 vs. ANA…matched his playoff career high in games played (12), while pacing the club in hits (42)…was acquired by Nashville with Dan Gendur from Vancouver in exchange for Ryan Parent and Jonas Andersson on Oct. 5, 2010…appeared in his fourth NHL season in 2009-10, his first full season with Vancouver…collected 2-6=8 points with a career-high +15 rating and 79 PIM in 65 games…led Vancouver blueliners in hits (112) and ranked second in plus/minus…set playoff career highs in points (1-2=3), assists and games played, and matched a personal best in appearances…signed a one-year contract with Vancouver on July 7, 2009…began the 2008-09 season with Tampa Bay, playing one game on Oct. 4 vs. NYR…was acquired by Vancouver with Michel Ouellet in exchange for Lukas Krajicek and Juraj Simek on Oct. 6, 2008…earned 10 assists (0-10=10) with a +6 rating and a career-high 196 PIM in 76 games with Vancouver…ranked second among NHL leaders in PIM…played his 200th career NHL game on Jan. 7 @ EDM…recorded his first career postseason point (assist) in Game 4 of the CQF on Apr. 21 @ STL and first goal in Game 6 of the CSF on May 11 @ CHI…appeared in his second NHL season in 2007-08, his first full campaign with Tampa Bay…registered 4-17=21 points with 154 PIM in 77 games…set career highs in points, goals and assists…among team leaders, ranked first in PIM, second in hits (128) and fourth in blocked shots (100) and takeaways (42)…reached 100 career NHL games on Nov. 21 vs. NYR…appeared in his first NHL season in 2006-07, split with Anaheim and Tampa Bay…began the season with Anaheim, scoring 2-12=14 points with a +5 rating and 140 PIM in 62 games…made his NHL debut on Oct. 6 vs. LA and earned his first NHL point (assist) on Oct. 7 @ PHX…scored his first NHL goal, Oct. 18 vs. DET…was acquired by Tampa Bay with a third-round selection in the 2007 NHL Draft in exchange for Gerald Coleman and a first-round selection in the 2007 NHL Draft on Feb. 24, 2007…between both clubs, played a career-high 80 games…made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut with Tampa Bay, appearing in six games.