Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has acquired defenseman Andrew O'Brien from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Max Gortz.
O'Brien, 24 (11/21/92), has appeared in 10 games for the San Diego Gulls (AHL) this season and recorded two assists and 16 shots on goal. The Hamilton, Ontario, native set career AHL highs in goals (6) and plus/minus (+3) in 2015-16 with San Diego, and totaled 14 points (6g-8a) and 54 penalty minutes in 59 games.
O'Brien is a 6-foot-4, 208-pound blueliner who was drafted in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2012 Entry Draft by Anaheim. He has appeared in 135 career AHL games and registered 30 points (10g-20a) and 180 penalty minutes.
The Preds are playing the first contest of a back-to-back set in Calgary tonight. Nashville travels to Edmonton for an 8:00 p.m. CT game on Friday night. Both contests will be televised on FOX Sports Tennessee and can be heard on the Predators' flagship radio station, 102.5 The Game.
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