GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Patrick O’Sullivan to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In parts of six NHL seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes and Minnesota Wild, the 6-foot-0, 190-pound O’Sullivan has recorded 56-101-157 and 114 penalty minutes in 311 games. O’Sullivan established career highs in goals (22), assists (31), points (53) and games (82) during the 2007-08 season with Los Angeles.
Last season, the 26-year-old native of Winston-Salem, N.C., appeared in 31 NHL games with Carolina and Minnesota registering 2-6-8. He also helped lead the Houston Aeros to the AHL Calder Cup Finals by posting a team best 18 points (4g, 14a) in 24 playoff games. He recorded 19-29-48 in 36 regular season contests with Houston.
O’Sullivan was originally drafted by Minnesota in the second round (56th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.