February 16, 1984 |
St. John's, NF, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
|NHL Draft||192nd overall, 2003
Tampa Bay Lightning
O'Brien was drafted 192nd overall in the 6th round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. O'Brien played four seasons of major junior hockey for the Gatineau/Hull Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey (QMJHL) before turning professional. In the 2003–04 season with the Olympiques, Doug recorded 63 points in 66 games and was named the league's top defenceman.
O'Brien made his professional debut with the Lightning's affiliate, the Springfield Falcons of the AHL in the 2004–05 season. At the end of the 2005–06 season, O'Brien made his NHL debut with the Lightning, featuring in 5 games.
Unable to secure a place with the Lightning for the 2006–07 season, O'Brien was assigned to the Falcons. On February 27, 2007, O'Brien was traded by the Lightning to the Anaheim Ducks for Joe Rullier he was then sent to affiliate, the Portland Pirates, for the duration of the season.
A free agent upon the 2007–08 season, O'Brien signed with Finnish team Lukko Rauma of the SM-liiga. Doug returned to North America when he signed with the Rochester Americans of the AHL on September 5, 2008. After playing in 12 games with the Amerks in the 2008–09 season, Doug was demoted to affiliate, the Florida Everblades of the ECHL on November 11, 2009.
|2005–06||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||5||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||HC Sparta Praha||CZE||50||2||10||12||75||—||—||—||—||—|
|QMJHL First All-Star Team||2004|
|Emile Bouchard Trophy (Best Defenceman)||2004|
|Memorial Cup All-Star Team||2003, 2004|
|Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Memorial Cup Leading Scorer)||2004|
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