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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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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players