Brian O'Neill (ice hockey, born 1988)

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Brian O'Neill
Brian O'Neill 2013.jpg
Born (1988-06-01) June 1, 1988 (age 28)
Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Center/Right Wing
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Jokerit
New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Brian O'Neill (born June 1, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is under contract with Jokerit of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, O'Neill played collegiate hockey with Yale University of the ECAC before signing a one-year entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings at the conclusion of his senior year on March 15, 2012.[1]

In the 2014–15 season, his third full season within the Kings organization, O'Neill was assigned to continue to play with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. He enjoyed a break out year offensively with the Monarchs, leading not only the team but the league with 58 assists and 80 points in 71 games to be awarded the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL's most valuable player. In the post-season O'Neill's continued his offensive pace in recording 10 goals and 20 points to help the Monarch's dominate the league and capture the Calder Cup in their final season within the AHL.

Prior to the 2015–16 season, O'Neill attended the Kings training camp and participated in the pre-season. O'Neill was unable to earn a roster spot in Los Angeles and as a result on the eve of the season, on October 6, 2015, the Kings traded O'Neill to the New Jersey Devils in return for a conditional 7th round pick.[2] O'Neill made his NHL debut with the Devils on October 10, 2015 against the Washington Capitals. He played 22 games in the NHL for the Devils that season and also made 42 appearances for their AHL affiliate Albany Devils.[3]

On May 20, 2016, he signed a deal with Helsinki-based club Jokerit of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Chicago Steel USHL 60 23 38 61 40 7 3 2 5 10
2008–09 Yale University ECAC 33 12 14 26 37
2009–10 Yale University ECAC 34 16 29 45 20
2010–11 Yale University ECAC 36 20 26 46 39
2011–12 Yale University ECAC 35 21 25 46 26
2011–12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 12 1 1 2 4 4 0 1 1 6
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 49 3 12 15 18 4 1 0 1 2
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 60 26 21 47 39
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 71 22 58 80 55 19 10 10 20 12
2015–16 New Jersey Devils NHL 22 0 2 2 8
2015–16 Albany Devils AHL 42 13 19 32 10 9 1 4 5 6
NHL totals 22 0 2 2 8

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 2008–09
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2010–11 [5]
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2011 [6]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2011–12
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2011–12
AHL
Les Cunningham Award (AHL Most Valuable Player) 2014–15 [7]
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL leading scorer) 2014–15
Second All-Star Team 2014–15
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings sign forward Brian O'Neill to one-year entry level contract". Los Angeles Kings. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Devils acquire Brian O'Neill from the Kings". New Jersey Devils. 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  3. ^ "TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League". theahl.com. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Brian O'Neill Jokereihin". Jokerit.com. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  5. ^ "All-League & All-Rookie Teams Announced". ECAC Hockey. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  6. ^ "All-Tournament Honors" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  7. ^ "Monarchs' O'Neill voted AHL MVP". American Hockey League. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  8. ^ "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 

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