Dennis O'Brien (ice hockey)

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Dennis O'Brien
Born (1949-06-10) June 10, 1949 (age 65)
Port Hope, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
Colorado Rockies
Cleveland Barons
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1969
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1969–1980

Dennis Francis O'Brien (born 10 June 1949 in Port Hope, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. Dennis O'Brien is the uncle of current Calgary Flames defenceman Shane O'Brien.

Playing career[edit]

Dennis O'Brien was selected by the Minnesota North Stars in the second round, 14th overall, in the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft. He played for the North Stars for almost his entire career from 1970–71 to 1977–78. During his final season with the North Stars, he played just 13 games before being traded to the Colorado Rockies. After 16 games with the Rockies, he was traded to the Cleveland Barons and after 23 games as a Baron, he was traded to his fourth team of the season, the Boston Bruins, where he played 16 games.

The final trade to the Bruins broke an NHL record for the most teams played for in one season.[1] That record has since been equalled by Dave McLlwain in 1991–92.

After that busy season, O'Brien played only two more seasons in the NHL, both for the Boston Bruins.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1968–69 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA 52 1 19 20 235
1969–70 Iowa Stars CHL 72 2 18 20 331 11 0 2 2 30
1970–71 Cleveland Barons AHL 27 1 6 7 100
1970–71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 27 3 2 5 29 9 0 0 0 20
1971–72 Minnesota North Stars NHL 70 3 6 9 108 3 0 1 1 11
1972–73 Minnesota North Stars NHL 74 3 11 14 75 6 1 0 1 38
1973–74 Minnesota North Stars NHL 77 5 12 17 166
1974–75 Minnesota North Stars NHL 56 6 10 16 125
1975–76 Minnesota North Stars NHL 78 1 14 15 187
1976–77 Minnesota North Stars NHL 75 6 18 24 114 2 0 0 0 4
1977–78 Minnesota North Stars NHL 13 0 2 2 32
1977–78 Colorado Rockies NHL 16 0 2 2 12
1977–78 Cleveland Barons NHL 23 0 3 3 31
1977–78 Boston Bruins NHL 16 2 3 5 29 14 0 1 1 28
1978–79 Boston Bruins NHL 64 2 8 10 107
1978–79 Rochester Americans AHL 2 0 0 0 2
1979–80 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1979–80 Binghamton Dusters AHL 6 2 5 7 65
NHL totals 592 31 91 122 1017 34 1 2 3 101

See also[edit]

List of family relations in the NHL

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weekes, Don (2003). The Best and Worst of Hockey's Firsts: The Unofficial Guide. Canada: Greystone Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781550548600. 

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