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Shane O'Brien | Defenseman

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
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Shane O'Brien has been sent to the minors.
O'Brien was called up for Thursday's game and he ended up logging 15:26 minutes in the 4-3 shootout loss to Dallas. He has an assist in nine games with Florida in 2014-15. Mar 6 - 2:54 PM

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Shane O'Brien has been recalled by Florida.

In eight games with the Panthers this year, O'Brien has one assist and 34 hits.
Mar 5 - 5:29 PM

The Florida Panthers have assigned Shane O'Brien to the minors.

Dmitry Kulikov has finished serving his four-game suspension so the Panthers no longer need O'Brien's services.
Feb 22 - 12:22 PM

Shane O'Brien will be recalled this weekend in wake of the impending suspension of Dmitry Kulikov.

Whether or not O'Brien will be inserted into the lineup however, remains to be seen as he's been called up multiple times with just four games to show for his time. Down with AHL San Antonio, the rugged defender is having a career season with eight goals and 19 points along with 101 PIMs over 33 games.
Feb 14 - 3:22 PM

Shane O'Brien has been sent down to AHL San Antonio.

He has appeared in four games with the Panthers this month. O'Brien picked up one assist and a minus-4 rating during that span.
Jan 15 - 4:24 PM

Shane O'Brien is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Edmonton.

The 31-year-old has one assist and a minus-4 rating in four games this season. He averages just over 12 minutes of ice time per game. Vincent Trocheck is also scratched for the Panthers. Aleksander (flu) will sit out a second consecutive game.
Jan 11 - 7:06 PM

Shane O'Brien played well in his season debut on Friday night.

Erik Gudbranson was injured in the morning skate and the Panthers recalled O'Brien to replace him. The 31-year-old had one shot on goal in 16:03 of ice time. "I thought he was real solid," coach Gerard Gallant said of O’Brien. "He’s played a lot in the NHL, so he’s a veteran, did his job and did it well. I didn’t see any mistakes. There’s no doubt he has experience, and he knows all our guys. It’s great when you can bring up a guy like that." He has no fantasy value.
Jan 4 - 10:12 AM

Shane O'Brien has been called up by the Florida Panthers.

O'Brien will enter the Panthers' lineup and skate alongside Dylan Olsen on Friday as Erik Gudbranson is dealing with an upper-body injury. O'Brien has 14 points and 50 penalty minutes in 22 AHL games. This will be his season debut at the NHL level.
Jan 2 - 6:39 PM

Shane O'Brien has been returned to San Antonio of the AHL.

He didn't get any playing time with the Panthers during his stay in the NHL. O'Brien has 13 points and 40 penalty minutes in 19 minor-league games this year.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Shane O'Brien is happy to be back with an NHL team.

O'Brien was recalled by the Florida Panthers on December 11th but hasn't played in a game yet this season. "Just going out for morning skate [Friday] brought back a lot of memories," said O'Brien. "You know how special this is. I may have taken it for granted earlier in my career, but going back to the minors gives you a taste of reality of how lucky you are to play in the NHL."
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 12:44:00 PM

Shane O'Brien, who was a healthy scratch against the Red Wings Friday night, could get a chance to play Saturday evening against the Sabres.

He was called up Thursday as an extra defenseman when Aaron Ekblad was unable to practice due to an undisclosed injury. If O'Brien does get the chance to play, we wouldn't be shocked if he had a throw down with one of the Buffalo players this evening.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 10:20:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have recalled Shane O'Brien from the minors.

O'Brien was recalled when Aaron Ekblad was unable to go in practice on Thursday with an undisclosed ailment. O'Brien inked a two-way contract just before the start of the season and had five goals and 13 points with 40 penalty minutes in 19 games for San Antonio of the AHL. It will be his penalty minute totals that give him some fantasy value.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:28:00 PM

Shane O'Brien has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers also placed O'Brien on waivers with the intention of sending him to the minors. He attended training camp with Florida on a professional tryout after he split the 2013-14 campaign between the Calgary Flames and the club's AHL affiliate in Abbotsford.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 12:42:00 PM

Florida Panthers’ general manager Dale Tallon has offered defenseman Shane O’Brien a contract.

Tallon is waiting to hear back from O’Brien and his agent. The 31-year-old is in camp on a pro tryout. If O’Brien does sign, he should produce a good amount of penalty minutes throughout the season.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 10:50:00 AM

The Florida Panthers are interested in signing Shane O'Brien.

O'Brien has been taking part in Florida's training camp on a tryout basis. We'll have to wait and see if the two sides can agree to terms though as O'Brien might not be interested in a two-way deal if that's all the Panthers end up offering him.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Vincent Trocheck
4Dave Bolland
5Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Garrett Wilson
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Brad Boyes
3Jimmy Hayes
4Scottie Upshall
5Tomas Kopecky
6Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya
3Dan Ellis