Friday, July 02, 2010

Flyers sign veteran D O'Donnell

The Flyers have signed 6'2'', 237-pound free agent defenseman Sean O'Donnell to a one-year contract,
according to Club General Manager Paul Holmgren. Per Club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

O'Donnell, 38, appeared in 78 games with the Kings in 2009-10, recording 15 points (3G,12A) and 70 penalty minutes, while finishing fourth on the team in plus/minus (+14). He also posted one assist in six Stanley Cup Playoff games.

During his 15-year NHL career, he has appeared in two Stanley Cup Finals; New Jersey (2001) and Anaheim (2007), winning a Stanley Cup title with the Ducks in 2007, where he recorded two assists, a
plus/minus rating of +8 and 10 penalty minutes in 21 games. He also began the 2000-01 season with the Minnesota Wild and served as their first captain in team history.

Over parts of 15 seasons in the NHL with the Kings (1994-95 to 1999-2000 & 2008-09 to 2009-10), Minnesota Wild (2000-01), New Jersey Devils (2000-01), Boston Bruins (2001-02 to 2003-04), Phoenix Coyotes (2005-06) and Anaheim Ducks (2005-06 to 2007-08), O'Donnell has registered 204
points (30G,174A) and 1,699 penalty minutes, and has a career plus/minus mark of +85 in 1,092 regular season games and 17 points (6G,11A) and 124 penalty minutes in 93 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

A native of Ottawa, Ontario, O'Donnell was originally drafted by the Sabres in the sixth round (123rd overall) of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

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