Sean O'Donnell
Sean O'Donnell
Number: 21
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 238
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 13, 1971
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Acquired: From Phoenix in exchange for Joel Perrault on March 9, 2006
Drafted: BUF / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (123rd overall)


2007-08: Appeared in all 82 games for the second time in his career (also 2003-04 w/BOS)…finished the season with a +9 rating…is one of only six defensemen in the NHL to have a plus rating in each of the last seven seasons (+69 total), joining teammate Mathieu Schneider (+94), Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom (+182) and Brian Rafalski (+106), and Ottawa’s Wade Redden (+135) and Chris Phillips (+105)…was a plus-or-even in 22 of the last 23 games (+7)...recorded a plus-or-even rating in 20 straight games (+7) from Feb. 10-Mar. 28…had over 20:00 TOI in 12 games during the regular season, including a season-high 23:25 in a 4-1 Anaheim victory, Dec. 5 vs. BUF…recorded an assist, the 150th of his career, Mar. 12 vs. VAN…played in his 900th career NHL game, Jan. 18 @ MIN...teammate Rob Niedermayer appeared in his 900th NHL game the same night, marking the first time in almost 16 years that teammates appeared in their 900th game together...the last time it happened was Jan. 23, 1992 when NYR’s Mark Messier and John Ogrodnick both played their 900th career NHL game at EDM…both goals in 2007-08 were with the net empty…recorded the first shorthanded goal of his career, Oct. 15 vs. DET.

: Appeared in his 12th NHL season, his second with Anaheim…during the regular season, had his highest point total since 2001-02 with Boston (3-22=25)…had two multiple-point games…missed one game (Feb. 7 vs. SJ) with the flu…logged a season-high 24:45 TOI on Jan. 9 @ NSH… collected 0-2=2 assists with a +3 rating on Jan. 7 vs. DET…missed two games with a lacerated foot, Dec. 23-26…scored a goal and collected an assist on Nov. 3 vs. PHX…scored his first goal of the season (GWG) on Oct. 20 vs. MIN…PLAYOFFS: appeared in all 21 Ducks postseason contests, recording two assists, while averaging 20:20 TOI…was fourth on the team with a +8 rating…went scoreless with a +2 rating in series-clinching Game Five of the SCF on June 6 vs. OTT…earned an assist in Game Four of the SCF on June 4 @ OTT…collected an assist with a +1 rating on May 22 vs. DET in Game Six of the WCF.

 Career: Signed a two-year contract extension on June 23, 2007…over the last eight seasons, has played in 679 of a possible 738 games…has played in at least 79 games in seven of the last nine seasons…has collected a plus rating in each of the last five seasons, totaling a combined +60 during that span…2005-2006: Appeared in his 11th NHL season, his first with Anaheim…scored a goal on May 23 @ EDM in Game Three of the WCF…scored his first career playoff GWG at 1:36 into overtime on Apr. 27 vs. CGY in Game Four of the CQF…the Ducks were 14-7-0 after he was acquired on March 9…scored a goal (his first as a Duck) on Mar. 28 @ COL…played in his 700th career NHL game on Oct. 23 @ ANA…2004-2005: Did not play…2003-2004: Played in seven playoff games with the Bruins vs. MTL, averaging 19:52 TOI…played in all 82 regular season games for the first time in his career…served as an alternate captain…ranked second on team in PIM and finished tied for 11th in PIM among NHL defensemen…averaged 20:35 TOI, ranking fifth on Bruins and third among club defensemen…four of his assists came on SHGs…2002-03: Missed entire playoffs due to foot injury…his 15 assists were the second highest total of his career…averaged 22:05 TOI, ranking fourth on team and second among club defensemen…had a three-game assist streak (0-3=3) from Dec. 23-28…scored his only goal of the season, an OT goal on Mar. 8 vs. WSH…recorded 100th NHL assist on Dec. 23 vs. SJ…played in 600th NHL game on Mar. 11 @ OTT…missed 11 games with a knee injury…missed final game of the season with foot injury…2001-02: Signed with Boston as a free agent on July 2, 2001…appeared in six playoff games, leading the team in avg. TOI (24:57)…set career highs in assists, points, plus/minus (+27) and average ice time (24:50)…ranked T-3rd in the NHL in plus/minus…led Bruins and ranked 22nd in NHL in avg. TOI…played in his 500th NHL game, Dec. 31 @ DAL…recorded his 100th NHL point (an assist) on Jan. 5 vs. WSH…missed two games due to injury…2000-01:  Played a career-high 23 games as New Jersey came within one game of winning the Stanley Cup…the Devils lost to Colorado in seven games…ranked third in the NHL in playoff PIM…set career playoff highs in assists, points and PIM…averaged 16:21 minutes of ice time in playoffs…split the regular season between Minnesota and New Jersey, totalling 4-13=17 points and 161 PIM in 80 games…served as first captain in Wild history…with the Wild, averaged 23:00 minutes TOI (second on team)…had a four-game point streak (1-3=4) from Dec. 17-27…played in his 400th NHL game, Nov. 15 vs. NYR…traded to New Jersey by Minnesota for Willie Mitchell on Mar. 4, 2001…at time of trade, led Minnesota in PIM and takeaways (41)…his 161 PIM led all Devils players…selected by Minnesota from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft on June 23, 2000…1999-00: With LA, played in all four playoff games versus Detroit…scored one goal and averaged 16:26 TOI…one of only four Kings players to score a playoff goal in series…1998-99: Represented Team Canada at the World Championships…led team in PIM…ranked second on club in games played…established a new career high in PIM…averaged 19:10 of ice time per game…played in his 300th NHL game @ NSH, Apr. 12…missed two games due to NHL suspension…1997-98:  Played in all four playoff contests in LA’s series vs. STL…scored one goal and led team with 36 PIM…despite playing in only four games, finished T-3rd in the NHL in playoff PIM…played in his 200th NHL game on Mar. 5 vs. CAR…1996-97: Collected a career-high five goals…ranked second on team in PIM with 144…played in 100th NHL game, Dec. 3 @ PHX…missed 12 games with wrist and back injuries...1995-96: Played his first full NHL season, collecting 2-5=7 points and 127 PIM in 71 games…led Kings defensemen in games played and ranked second on team in PIM…missed eight games with a wrist injury…1994-95: Traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo for Doug Houda on July 26, 1994…began season with Phoenix Roadrunners, the Kings’ IHL affiliate, collecting 2-18=20 points with 132 PIM in 61 games…recalled to LA once the NHL season resumed, playing his first game on Jan. 24 vs. DAL…1993-94:  Ranked second on Rochester (AHL) in PIM…1992-93:  Ranked fourth on Rochester in PIM…played in the Calder Cup Finals with Rochester, collecting 1-6=7 points and 38 PIM in 17 playoff games…1991-92: Played in his first pro season with Rochester.

PERSONAL: Single…spends his off-seasons in Hermosa Beach…received his time with the Stanley Cup in late August where he brought it to his hometown of Kanata, Ontario…held a public celebration, where fans were able to take pictures with him and the Cup, while also raising money for charity…also took it to the Ottawa Children’s Hospital…other stops included a visit with the Prime Minister of Canada, his grandmother at St. Patrick’s Home and just enjoying it at home with his closest family and friends…worked as a landscaper for his first job, laying sod, which lasted roughly four days…his favorite restaurants include Koi and Houston’s …while injured with Boston, did some pre- and post-game TV host work on NESN…has been involved in numerous charities throughout his career and enjoys working with the Boys and Girls Club.




1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67


R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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