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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

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp