Kevin O'Shea

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Kevin O'Shea
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Danny O'Shea congratulates his brother Kevin after scoring the game-winning goal overtime goal versus Minnesota in game six of the Quarterfinals which elevated St. Louis into the semifinals.
Born (1947-05-28)May 28, 1947
Toronto, ON, CAN
Died January 18, 2010(2010-01-18) (aged 62)
Ontario, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Buffalo Sabres
St. Louis Blues
Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA)
National team  Canada
Playing career 1969–1976

Kevin William O'Shea (May 28, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario – January 18, 2010 in Ontario) was a professional ice hockey forward. He played in the National Hockey League with the Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues, as well as in the World Hockey Association with the Minnesota Fighting Saints. Prior to his professional career, O'Shea played two years for St. Lawrence University.[1]

In his NHL career, O'Shea appeared in 133 games, scoring thirteen goals and adding eighteen assists. He is best known for scoring an overtime goal in Game 7 of a playoff quarterfinal series in 1972, leading the Blues past the Minnesota North Stars and into the next round.[2]

He played in 68 WHA games, scoring ten goals and adding ten assists. He did one season in Sweden, representing Timrå IK in Elitserien, establishing a then all-time league record in penalty minutes with 72 PIM in 33 regular season games.

O'Shea died January 18, 2010.[2]

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