ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent forward Liam O’Brien to a three-year, entry-level contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
O’Brien, 20, registered 35 points (20 goals, 15 assists) and 148 penalty minutes in 68 games with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) during the 2013-14 season. The 6’1”, 210-pound left wing finished the season ranked first among Huskies skaters in penalty minutes, third in goals, sixth in points, tied for ninth on the team in assists and 10th in the QMJHL in penalty minutes. In 261 career QMJHL games with Rouyn-Noranda and Rimouski, O’Brien registered 95 points (42 goals. 53 assists) and 493 penalty minutes.