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Canucks re-sign Shane O'Brien

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed defenceman Shane O’Brien. In keeping with club policy terms were not disclosed.


O’Brien just completed his first season with the Canucks after being acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 6th, 2008. He opened the season playing one game for the Lightning before playing 76 games with Vancouver posting 10 assists and a team leading 196 penalty minutes. In ten playoff games with the Canucks, O’Brien scored one goal, added one assist and recorded 24 penalty minutes.

In 234 NHL regular season games with Vancouver, Tampa Bay and Anaheim, O’Brien, has scored six goals, 41 assists (6-41-47) and 526 penalty minutes.

The 6’2”, 225-pound defenceman was selected in the eighth round, 250th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks.

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1999-2000 Port Hope  OPJHL   47 6 27 33   110          
2000-2001 Kingston Frontenacs  OHL   61 2 12 14   89          
2001-2002 Kingston Frontenacs  OHL   67 10 23 33 6 132 3 0 2    
2002-2003 Kingston Frontenacs  OHL   28 8 15 23 -1 100 4 0      
2002-2003 St. Michael's  OHL   34 8 11 19 -20 108 2 0      
2003-2004 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks  AHL   60 2 8 10   163          
2004-2005 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks  AHL   77 5 20 25 4 319 2 0 2    
2005-2006 Portland Pirates  AHL   77 8 33 41 20 287 3 0 2    
2006-2007 Ducks   62 2 12 14 5 140 1 0 2 55 3.6
2006-2007 Lightning   18 0 2 2 -8 36 0 0 0 17 0.0
2007-2008 Lightning   77 4 17 21 -2 154 0 0 1 69 5.8
2008-2009 Lightning   1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008-2009 Canucks   76 0 10 10 6 196 0 0 0 39 0.0
NHL Totals:   234 6 41 47 0 526 1 0 3 180 3.3
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2000-2001 Kingston Frontenacs  OHL   4 0 1 1 0 6       0 0.0
2001-2002 Kingston Frontenacs  OHL   1 0 0 0 0 2          
2002-2003 St. Michael's  OHL   19 4 10 14 -6 79 3 0      
2003-2004 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks  AHL   9 0 2 2 0 20       0 0.0
2004-2005 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks  AHL   12 1 3 4   57 1 0 0    
2005-2006 Portland Pirates  AHL   19 6 16 22 3 81 4 1 1    
2006-2007 Lightning   6 0 0 0 -4 12 0 0 0 3 0.0
2008-2009 Canucks   10 1 1 2 -3 24 0 0 0 9 11.1
NHL Totals:   16 1 1 2 -7 36 0 0 0 12 8.3

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