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2015 NHL Draft
Buddy O`Connor

Buddy O`Connor  #5

NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: June 21, 1916
HEIGHT: 5' 8" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
Shoots: Right
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy 1947-1948
Hart Memorial Trophy 1947-1948
NHL Second All-Star Team (1948) Lady Byng Trophy (1948) Hart Trophy (1948) AHL Second All-Star Team (1952) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1949) Rights traded to Mtl. Maroons by Montreal for Sammy McManus, September 10, 1936. Traded to Montreal by Mtl. Maroons for cash, September 24, 1938. Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Frank Eddolls for Hal Laycoe, Joe Bell and George Robertson, August 19, 1947. Named playing coach of Cincinnati (IHL), September 24, 1952.
Quote of the Day

I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season