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Patrick O'Sullivan (born February 1 1985) is an Americanmarker ice hockey forward for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. He previously played for the Los Angeles Kings.

Playing career

Amateur years

His father, John O'Sullivan, a Toronto native, played for the minor-league Winston-Salem Thunderbirds of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. Off the ice, he was well known for the abuse he took from his father from the time he was nine years old. The abuse continued up to the time he started playing for the Mississauga Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League. Some notable acts were mainly verbal and physical abuse when Patrick had an off-game. There were also reports of John threatening and intimidating him. The abuse escalated at an OHL game where John was screaming, swearing and pounding on the glass. The abuse reached a point where Patrick pressed charges against his father and filed a restraining order against him.

Patrick was projected to be a first round draft pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Professional career

He was drafted in the second round 56th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild. He played his first season for their AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros, during the 2005–06 season. He had a great season, scoring 47 goals, with a total of 93 points, breaking all Houston Aeros' rookie records.

During the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, he was traded by the Minnesota Wild along with their 17th overall pick (Trevor Lewis), obtained in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers for Dwayne Roloson, to the Los Angeles Kings for Pavol Demitra.

He began the 2006–07 NHL season with the Kings when he made his NHL debut on October 6, 2006, and became the first person from North Carolinamarker to play in the NHL. On November 2, 2006, he was assigned to the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings' AHL affiliate. On January 25, 2007, he was recalled by the Los Angeles Kings from the Monarchs.

On March 4, 2009, O'Sullivan was traded by the Kings with Calgary's second-round pick to the Carolina Hurricanes for Justin Williams, then was traded by the Hurricanes along with a second-round pick to the Edmonton Oilers for Erik Cole and a fifth-round pick.

Awards



Records

  • Mississauga IceDogs franchise record for most regular season assists: (2001–02) - 59
  • Mississauga IceDogs franchise record for most regular season points:(2001–02) - 92
  • Houston Aeros franchise record for most regular season goals by a rookie: (2005–06) - 47
  • Houston Aeros franchise single season record for most goals: (2005–06) - 47
  • Houston Aeros franchise record for most regular season assists by a rookie: (2005–06) - 46
  • Houston Aeros franchise record for most regular season points by a rookie: (2005–06) - 93


Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 68 34 58 92 61
2002–03 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 56 40 41 81 57 5 2 9 11 18
2003–04 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 53 43 39 82 32 24 12 11 23 16
2004–05 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 57 31 59 90 63 5 0 4 4 6
2005–06 Houston Aeros AHL 78 47 46 93 64 8 5 5 10 4
2006–07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 41 18 21 39 12 16 8 9 17 10
2006–07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 5 14 19 14
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 22 31 53 36
2008–09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 62 14 23 37 16
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 19 2 4 6 12
NHL totals 207 43 72 115 78


International play

Played for the United States in:

International statistics

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2003 United States WJC 7 1 2 3 10
2004 United States WJC 6 3 0 3 12
2005 United States WJC 7 2 6 8 14
2006 United States WC 3 1 0 1 0

References

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