Eric O'Dell

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Eric O'Dell
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Born (1990-06-21) June 21, 1990 (age 27)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
HC Sochi
Winnipeg Jets
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 39th overall, 2008
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2010–present

Eric O'Dell (born June 21, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the HC Sochi of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). O'Dell was originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round (39th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and has played in the National Hockey League with the Winnipeg Jets.

Playing career[edit]

O'Dell played four seasons (2007-2011) of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where he scored 100 goals and 107 assists for 207points in 198 games played. In 2008 O'Dell was selected to play as a member of the gold medal winning Team Canada at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships, and during the 2009–10 season he was chosen to represent his team at the OHL All-Star Game.

O'Dell made his professional debut in the American Hockey League with the Chicago Wolves during the 2009–10 season. On June 1, 2010, the Atlanta Thrashers signed O'Dell to an entry-level contract.[1] After the Thrashers relocated at the end of the 2011-12 NHL season, and became the Winnipeg Jets, O'Dell would play three seasons with the St. John's Ice Caps of the AHL. In the 2013–14 season, O'Dell made his NHL debut and on January 11, 2014, O'Dell scored his first NHL goal as member of the Jets against Curtis McElhinney of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

On July 1, 2015, O'Dell left the Jets organization as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators.[2] O'Dell began the 2015–16 season with affiliate, the Binghamton Senators of the AHL, instantly adding offense to contribute with 37 points in 50 games before on February 27, 2016, O'Dell was traded by the Senators to the Buffalo Sabres as part of a seven-player deal.[3]

As a free agent in the off-season, on August 9, 2016, O'Dell opted to embark on a career abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with Russian club, HC Sochi of the KHL.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Ottawa Jr. Senators CJHL 2 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Cumberland Grads CJHL 34 23 33 56 12
2007–08 Sudbury Wolves OHL 26 14 18 32 19
2008–09 Sudbury Wolves OHL 65 33 30 63 55 6 0 4 4 4
2009–10 Sudbury Wolves OHL 68 33 35 68 63 4 0 2 2 2
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Sudbury Wolves OHL 39 20 24 44 34 8 7 5 12 15
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 39 12 10 22 27 3 0 0 0 2
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 59 29 26 55 26
2013–14 St. John's IceCaps AHL 42 17 25 42 35 21 9 5 14 20
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 30 3 4 7 10
2014–15 St. John's IceCaps AHL 37 14 15 29 34
2014–15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 11 0 1 1 19
2015–16 Binghamton Senators AHL 50 18 19 37 41
2015–16 Rochester Americans AHL 17 7 4 11 8
2016–17 HC Sochi KHL 50 11 13 24 24
2017–18 HC Sochi KHL 47 14 18 32 73 5 2 2 4 6
NHL totals 41 3 5 8 29
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Pyeongchang
World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Kazan

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 1 3 4 8
2018 Canada OG 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 1 1 2 2
Junior totals 7 1 3 4 8
Senior totals 6 1 1 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thrashers sign Eric O'Dell to entry level contract". oursportscentral.com. 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Senators agree terms with Forward Eric O'Dell". Ottawa Senators. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Sabres acquire four from Senators". Buffalo Sabres. 2016-02-27. Retrieved 2016-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Eric O'Dell to Sochi" (in Russian). HC Sochi. 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 

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