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Dennis O'Brien

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 ▪ Weight: 195 lbs.

Born: June 10, 1949 in Port Hope, Ontario
Draft: Minnesota, 2nd round (14th overall), 1969 NHL Amateur

NHL Standard

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1970-71 21 MNS NHL 27 3 2 5 2 -2 29 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 15 20.0 0 0:00
1971-72 22 MNS NHL 70 3 6 9 3 11 108 3 0 0 1 5 1 0 68 4.4 0 0:00
1972-73 23 MNS NHL 74 3 11 14 5 11 75 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 58 5.2 0 0:00
1973-74 24 MNS NHL 77 5 12 17 6 10 166 5 0 0 2 12 0 0 66 7.6 0 0:00
1974-75 25 MNS NHL 56 6 10 16 6 -11 125 5 0 1 1 8 2 0 79 7.6 0 0:00
1975-76 26 MNS NHL 78 1 14 15 4 -26 187 1 0 0 0 12 2 0 72 1.4 0 0:00
1976-77 27 MNS NHL 75 6 18 24 8 -35 114 4 2 0 1 15 2 1 74 8.1 0 0:00
1977-78 28 TOT NHL 68 2 10 12 4 -22 104 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 49 4.1 0 0:00
1977-78 28 MNS NHL 13 0 2 2 1 -5 32 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 0.0 0 0:00
1977-78 28 CLR NHL 16 0 2 2 1 -10 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 0.0 0 0:00
1977-78 28 CLE NHL 23 0 3 3 1 -13 31 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 17 0.0 0 0:00
1977-78 28 BOS NHL 16 2 3 5 2 6 29 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 15 13.3 0 0:00
1978-79 29 BOS NHL 64 2 8 10 3 16 107 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 73 2.7 0 0:00
1979-80 30 BOS NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0:00
8 yrs MNS NHL 470 27 75 102 35 -47 836 24 2 1 5 67 7 1 440 6.1 0
3 yrs BOS NHL 83 4 11 15 5 18 138 4 0 0 0 11 0 0 90 4.4 0
1 yr CLR NHL 16 0 2 2 1 -10 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 0.0 0
1 yr CLE NHL 23 0 3 3 1 -13 31 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 17 0.0 0
Career NHL 592 31 91 122 42 -52 1017 28 2 1 5 83 7 1 556 5.6 0

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1970-71 21 MNS NHL 27 0.11 0.07 0.19 0.08 1.07 0.56 3 2 5 2 11 0 17 4 -2 0.2 1.7 1.9
1971-72 22 MNS NHL 70 0.04 0.09 0.13 0.05 1.54 0.97 3 6 9 3 36 3 27 5 11 -0.4 5.7 5.2
1972-73 23 MNS NHL 74 0.04 0.15 0.19 0.06 1.01 0.78 3 10 13 4 65 3 63 12 11 0.0 4.5 4.5
1973-74 24 MNS NHL 77 0.06 0.16 0.22 0.08 2.16 0.86 5 11 16 6 67 0 61 4 10 0.3 5.2 5.5
1974-75 25 MNS NHL 56 0.11 0.18 0.29 0.11 2.23 1.41 5 9 14 5 58 6 87 24 -11 0.6 2.4 3.0
1975-76 26 MNS NHL 78 0.01 0.18 0.19 0.06 2.40 0.92 1 12 13 4 58 7 117 40 -26 -0.3 3.3 3.0
1976-77 27 MNS NHL 75 0.08 0.24 0.32 0.11 1.52 0.99 5 16 21 7 74 5 116 12 -35 0.9 2.1 3.0
1977-78 28 TOT NHL 68 0.03 0.15 0.18 0.06 1.53 0.72 2 10 12 4 63 2 93 10 -22 -0.3 2.1 1.7
1977-78 28 MNS NHL 13 0.00 0.15 0.15 0.04 2.46 0.62 0 2 2 1 13 2 20 4 -5 -0.1 0.4 0.3
1977-78 28 CLR NHL 16 0.00 0.13 0.13 0.03 0.75 0.56 0 2 2 1 8 0 19 1 -10 -0.2 0.3 0.1
1977-78 28 CLE NHL 23 0.00 0.13 0.13 0.04 1.35 0.74 0 3 3 1 19 0 34 2 -13 -0.2 0.4 0.2
1977-78 28 BOS NHL 16 0.13 0.19 0.31 0.12 1.81 0.94 2 3 5 2 23 0 20 3 6 0.2 0.9 1.2
1978-79 29 BOS NHL 64 0.03 0.13 0.16 0.05 1.67 1.14 2 7 9 3 75 1 83 25 16 -0.4 3.6 3.2
1979-80 30 BOS NHL 3 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.67 0.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
8 yrs MNS NHL 470 0.06 0.16 0.22 0.07 1.78 0.94 25 68 93 32 382 26 508 105 -47 1.1 25.3 26.4
3 yrs BOS NHL 83 0.05 0.13 0.18 0.06 1.66 1.08 4 10 14 5 98 1 107 28 18 -0.3 4.5 4.2
1 yr CLR NHL 16 0.00 0.13 0.13 0.03 0.75 0.56 0 2 2 1 8 0 19 1 -10 -0.2 0.3 0.1
1 yr CLE NHL 23 0.00 0.13 0.13 0.04 1.35 0.74 0 3 3 1 19 0 34 2 -13 -0.2 0.4 0.2
Career NHL 592 0.05 0.15 0.21 0.07 1.72 0.94 29 83 112 38 507 27 668 136 -52 0.4 30.4 30.8

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1970-71 21 MNS NHL 9 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
1971-72 22 MNS NHL 3 0 1 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
1972-73 23 MNS NHL 6 1 0 1 1 38 1 0 0 0
1976-77 27 MNS NHL 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
1977-78 28 BOS NHL 14 0 1 1 0 28 0 0 0 0
Career NHL 34 1 2 3 1 101 1 0 0 0

Other Standard

Scoring Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1968-69 19 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 52 1 19 20 0 235 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1969-70 20 Iowa Stars CHL 72 2 18 20 0 331 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1970-71 21 Cleveland Barons AHL 27 1 6 7 0 100 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1978-79 29 Rochester Americans AHL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1979-80 30 Binghamton Dusters AHL 6 2 5 7 0 65 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 3 Seasons AHL 35 3 11 14 0 167 3 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season CHL 72 2 18 20 0 331 2 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season OHA-Jr. 52 1 19 20 0 235 1 0 0 0 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1968-69 19 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 18 1 7 8 72
1969-70 20 Iowa Stars CHL 11 0 2 2 30
Career 1 Season CHL 11 0 2 2 30
Career 1 Season OHA-Jr. 18 1 7 8 72

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 10 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Dennis O'Brien 5.5 5.2 4.5 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0 1.9 1.7 -0.1
Danny Markov 92.1 5.3 5.2 4.3 4.1 3.6 3.0 2.8 2.0 1.7
Brian Glennie 90.3 5.7 5.5 4.1 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.2
Henrik Tallinder 90.1 5.7 5.3 5.2 3.3 3.3 2.9 2.9 2.4 0.8 0.0
Mike Rathje 89.7 5.3 5.0 4.6 4.1 3.9 3.2 1.9 1.9 1.7 0.0
Kevin Haller 89.5 5.3 5.0 3.9 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.4 1.9 0.1
Hap Day 88.8 4.2 3.6 3.4 3.2 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.1 0.7
Jason Smith 88.8 5.7 5.1 4.8 4.0 4.0 3.3 2.9 1.8 1.3 -0.1
Art Wiebe 88.2 4.1 3.2 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 0.3
Dave Burrows 88.0 5.7 5.1 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.2 1.0
Bryce Salvador 87.9 4.8 4.7 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.3 1.5 0.3
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Dennis O'Brien 5.5 5.2 4.5 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0 1.9 1.7 -0.1
Danny Markov 92.1 5.3 5.2 4.3 4.1 3.6 3.0 2.8 2.0 1.7
Brian Glennie 90.3 5.7 5.5 4.1 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.2
Henrik Tallinder 90.1 5.7 5.3 5.2 3.3 3.3 2.9 2.9 2.4 1.2 0.8 0.0
Dave Burrows 88.0 5.7 5.1 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.2 1.0
Bryce Salvador 87.9 4.8 4.7 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.3 1.5 0.3 0.3
Alexei Gusarov 87.5 5.7 5.2 4.5 4.3 3.5 3.4 3.3 1.6 1.4 0.7 0.5
Bill Juzda 86.8 5.4 4.7 3.7 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.1 1.4 0.2
Bob Lorimer 86.2 6.0 5.4 4.9 4.1 2.8 2.7 2.2 0.8 0.3 0.1
Frantisek Kucera 85.8 5.3 4.5 4.0 3.9 3.1 2.9 2.5 1.7 -0.1
Anton Volchenkov 85.7 5.4 4.3 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.3 1.4 0.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

December 2, 1977: Claimed on waivers by Colorado from Minnesota, December 2, 1977.

January 12, 1978: Traded to Cleveland by Colorado for Mike Christie, January 12, 1978.

March 10, 1978: Claimed on waivers by Boston from Cleveland, March 10, 1978.

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