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Shane O'Brien

Shane O'Brien  #55

Defenseman
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: August 9, 1983
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Port Hope, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: ANA / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (250th overall)
2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS:
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made his Flames debut on Oct.3 ... picked up his first point (assist) with the Flames on Oct.6 ... had a team leading three blocked shots on Nov.1 ... earned his second assist on Nov.7 ... played his 500th career game on Nov.9 ... led the team in hits with five on Dec.17 ... played a season high 21:26 on Jan.18 (previous high was 16:57) ... assigned to Abbotsford on Jan.26
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.
Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh