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Shane O'Brien

31-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

O'Brien was part of the trade that sent Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich to Colorado, although he was more of a throw-in as he was a healthy scratch on several occasions last season. He hopes to have a fresh start in Calgary, where he can recapture seasons like 2011-12 when he h...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 8/9/1983   BORN: Port Hope, Ontario   DRAFTED: 8th Rd, #250 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2014.

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Shane O'Brien NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 23 80 2 14 16 -3 176 72 2.8 2 0 1 0 1
2007-08 24 77 4 17 21 -2 154 69 5.8 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 25 77 0 10 10 5 196 39 0.0 0 0 14:55 0 0 0 0:06 81 51
2009-10 26 65 2 6 8 15 79 37 5.4 0 0 17:01 0 0 0 0:07 112 52
2010-11 27 NHL NSH 80 2 7 9 1 83 50 4.0 0 0 17:07 0 0 0 0:06 164 80
2011-12 28 NHL COL 76 3 17 20 2 105 114 2.6 0 0 19:13 1 1 2 0:26 138 86
2012-13 29 NHL COL 28 0 4 4 0 60 28 0.0 0 0 15:30 0 0 0 0:17 42 36
2013-14 30 NHL CGY 45 0 3 3 -8 58 16 0.0 0 0 11:16 0 0 0 0:02 56 38
2013-14 30 AHL ABB 31 3 5 8 6 58 1 0

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Shane O'Brien – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Shane O'Brien was on the ice for 11:16.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Shane O'Brien was on the ice for 0:02 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 19:13 0:26
2012-13 15:30 0:17
2013-14 11:16 0:02

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Shane O'Brien 2013-14 NHL Game Log

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Shane O'Brien: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

O'Brien will likely have his contract bought out by the Flames, Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos reports.

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O'Brien was reassigned to AHL Abbotsford on Sunday, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald reports.

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O'Brien was placed on waivers Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

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O'Brien (illness) is in the lineup Saturday vs. the Kings, Pat Steinberg of Sporstnet 960 The Fan reports.

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O'Brien missed Saturday's practice with an illness, NHL.com's Aaron Vickers reports.

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O'Brien found the scoresheet for the first time as a Flame on Sunday, notching an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks.

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O'Brien and David Jones were traded from Colorado to Calgary on Thursday in exchange for Alex Tanguay (knee) and Cory Sarich, NHL.com reports.

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O’Brien will return to the Avs’ lineup Monday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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O'Brien was a healthy scratch for the seventh time in eight games Saturday against San Jose, The Denver Post reports.

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O'Brien will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's season opener against Minnesota, the The Denver Post reports.

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O'Brien signed a three-year, $6 million deal with the Avalanche on Tuesday, The Denver Post reports.

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O'Brien is currently enjoying a top-four role for the Avs, skating with Erik Johnson on the team's first defensive pairing.

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2013-14

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2012-13

With 20 points in 76 games last year, O'Brien posted his highest output in four seasons. Furthermore, he enjoyed a top-four role for the Avs most nights, skating with Erik Johnson on the team's first defensive pairing, averaging 19+ minutes per night, well above the 17 minutes he averaged in 2010-11. In the past, O'Brien has tended to let his fists -- not his stick -- do most of the talking, but he is showing signs of developing into more of a complete player. He's worth a look if you're in a very deep fantasy format and need blue line help.

2011-12

O'Brien, who have signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Avs in July, had just two goals and seven assists in 80 games for the Predators last year. He will bring mainly size and toughness to the Avs' blue line this season, rather than scoring ability. He should not be on anyone's fantasy radar outside of ultra-deep leagues.

2010-11

O'Brien had a forgetful 2009-10 campaign. The gritty blueliner was constantly in Canucks coach Alain Vigneualt's doghouse for being late to practice or lack of conditioning. As a result, O'Brien finished with just two goals, six assists and (most importantly for any goon) 79 penalty minutes in 65 games. The Canucks re-upped with O'Brien for one more season this summer, but he'll likely return in a depth role after the team retooled their blue line. Now that O'Brien isn't a shoe-in to finish among the league leaders in penalty minutes, there's little reason to consider him a fantasy option.

2009-10

O'Brien provided grit for the Canucks last season, ranking second in the NHL with 196 penalty minutes. Outside of his stints in the sin bin, he failed to net any goals but did chip in 10 helpers. He's clinging to one of the final eight spots in the defensive rotation, but could be in danger of being a fringe player for the 2009-10 campaign. Even if he does manage to appear in 70+ games, O'Brien's fantasy value will be limited to his goon production.

2008-09

O'Brien is a stud... in leagues that overcount PIMs. He's your man if you need a guy who'll deliver 150-200 PIMs with about 20 points. Otherwise, you can ignore him.

2006-07

O'Brien is the sixth defenseman on the Ducks' roster to open the season. He's got some offensive ability (8-33-41) in the AHL last season, but his physical play tends to rack up the penalty minutes (287 PIM in 77 games).