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Shane O'Brien  #74

Florida Panthers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 74 BIRTHDATE: August 9, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Port Hope, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: ANA / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (250th overall)
2014-15: Recalled by Florida on March 5...Reassigned to San Antonio Feb. 22...Led Florida with six hits Feb. 17 vs. TOR...Recalled by Florida Feb. 14...Recorded his first point as a Panther (assist) Jan. 4 at WSH...Recalled by Florida Jan. 2... Reassigned to San Antonio Dec. 17...Recalled by Florida Dec. 11...Recorded a goal Dec. 7 vs. CHI...Two-game point streak (1-1 2) Nov. 18-21...Two-game point streak (1-1 2) Nov. 7-9...Recorded season-high three game point streak (1-3 4) Oct. 26-31...Recorded points in consecutive games (1-2 3) Oct. 18-24...Recorded first goal of the season Oct. 18 at OKC...Made San Antonio debut and recorded an assist Oct. 11 vs. OKC...Assigned to San Antonio Oct. 7...Signed with Florida Oct. 6.
Traded to Tampa Bay by Anaheim with Colorado's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Luca Cunti) in 2007 Entry Draft for Gerald Coleman and Tampa Bay's 1st round choice (later traded to Minnesota - Minnesota selected Colton Gillies) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 24, 2007. Traded to Vancouver by Tampa Bay with Michel Ouellet for Lukas Krajicek and Juraj Simek, October 6, 2008. Traded to Nashville by Vancouver with Dan Gendur for Ryan Parent and Jonas Andersson, October 5, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 13, 2011. Traded to Calgary by Colorado with David Jones for Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich. June 27, 2013.
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