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Michael O'Connell

Michael O'Connell  #14

Defenseman
NUMBER: 14 BIRTHDATE: November 25, 1955
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Chicago, IL, United States
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: CHI / 1975 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 3rd   (43rd overall)
OMJHL First All-Star Team (1975) CHL First All-Star Team (1977) Most Valuable Defenseman CHL (1977) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1984) Traded to Boston by Chicago for Al Secord, December 18, 1980. Traded to Detroit by Boston for Reed Larson, March 10, 1986.
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I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic