Chris O'Sullivan

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Chris O'Sullivan
Born (1974-05-15) May 15, 1974 (age 42)
Dorchester, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
Vancouver Canucks
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
National team  United States
NHL Draft 30th overall, 1992
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1996–2003

Chris O'Sullivan (born May 15, 1974) is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played briefly in the NHL with the Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He played defense and shot left-handed.

A top prospect out of high school, O'Sullivan was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round, 30th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted O'Sullivan chose to play in the college ranks and played with the Boston University Terriers for 4 years. O'Sullivan missed the majority of his freshman year (1992–1993) after suffering a neck injury during a game versus Boston College. O'Sullivan eventually recovered and became one of the top defensive players in the nation. His most successful season was during the 1994–1995 season when he led the Terriers in scoring with 56 points in 40 games and eventually leading the Terriers to a National Championship in 1995, in which he was named the Most Outstanding Player.

After college O'Sullivan turned pro and split time with the Flames and their minor league affiliate Saint John Flames for the next 3 years. The 1996–1997 season would turn out to be O'Sullivan's longest stint in the NHL, playing in 27 games and scoring 10 points. Towards the end of the 1998–1999 season O'Sullivan was traded to the New York Rangers. He played 10 games with the Rangers minor league affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack before being released by the Rangers at the end of the season.

For the 1999–2000 season O'Sullivan was signed by the Vancouver Canucks. He played the majority of the season with the Syracuse Crunch while also playing 11 games with the Canucks. After the season, he was again released and picked up by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He played the whole 2000–2001 season with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, scoring 49 points in 60 games. For the 2001–2002 season O'Sullivan played overseas in Switzerland with the Kloten Flyers.

After 1 season in Switzerland O'Sullivan returned to the Mighty Ducks for the 2002–2003 season. After only 2 games with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and 27 games with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks O'Sullivan suffered another neck injury. O'Sullivan officially retired from hockey in September 2003.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1996–1997 Calgary Flames NHL 27 2 8 10 2
1997–1998 Calgary Flames NHL 12 0 2 2 10
1998–1999 Calgary Flames NHL 10 0 1 1 2
1999–2000 Vancouver Canucks NHL 11 0 5 5 2
2002–2003 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 2 0 1 1 0
5 Years Totals NHL 62 2 17 19 16

International play[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1994 United States WJC 7 0 3 3 4
1995 United States WC 6 0 0 0 10
2000 United States WC 7 0 1 1 0
2002 United States WC 7 0 0 0 0
International Totals 27 0 4 4 14

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East All-Star 1994–95
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1994–95
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1995 [1]


  1. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sean Tallaire
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Succeeded by
Brendan Morrison