Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Don O'Donoghue
Right-winger Don O'Donoghue played 125 games for the Oakland/California Seals. Most of his pro career was spent in the WHA and the minors where he was a fast skater and solid checker who could chip in with a few goals.

The native of Kingston, Ontario played two years of junior with the OHA's St. Catharines Black Hawks. He was chosen 29th overall by the Seals in 1969 and played 68 games an NHL rookie in 1969-70. He was an effective defensive forward playing on a line with Brian Perry and Howie Menard. He split the next season between the woeful Seals and the AHL's Providence Reds.

By 1971-72, O'Dongahue was relegated to farmhand status for California. Prior to the 1972-73 season he decided to join the WHA's Philadelphia Blazers where he scored 16 goals. The hard working forward remained with the franchise when it relocated to Vancouver then suited up briefly with the Cincinnati Stingers in 1975-76. O'Dongahue retired in 1978 after nearly three full years in the SHL and AHL with the Hampton Gulls.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 54 5 15 20 12 5 0 1 1 2
1968-69 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 45 9 21 30 61 18 4 3 7 32
1969-70 Oakland Seals NHL 68 5 6 11 21 -26 3 0 0 0 0
1970-71 California Seals NHL 43 11 9 20 10 -20
1970-71 Providence Reds AHL 25 9 8 17 20
1971-72 California Golden Seals NHL 14 2 2 4 4 -4
1971-72 Baltimore Clippers AHL 23 3 6 9 10
1971-72 Boston Braves AHL 16 0 3 3 0 9 0 1 1 7
1972-73 Philadelphia Blazers WHA 74 16 23 39 43 4 0 1 1 0
1973-74 Vancouver Blazers WHA 49 8 6 14 20
1974-75 Vancouver Blazers WHA 4 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Tulsa Oilers CHL 46 8 22 30 60 2 1 0 1 2
1975-76 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 20 1 8 9 0
1975-76 Hampton Gulls SHL 45 15 26 41 59 9 2 6 8 4
1976-77 Hampton Gulls SHL 50 16 26 42 46
1977-78 Hampton Gulls AHL 43 4 8 12 84
NHL Totals 125 18 17 35 35 3 0 0 0 0


Selected by New England (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Boston by California with Carol Vadnais for Reggie Leach, Rick Smith and Bob Stewart, February 23, 1972. WHA rights traded to Philadelphia (WHA) by New England (WHA) for cash, June, 1972. Claimed by Rochester (AHL) from Boston in Reverse Draft, June 12, 1972. Transferred to Vancouver (WHA) after Philadelphia (WHA) franchise relocated, May, 1973. Selected by Cincinnati (WHA) from Toronto (WHA) in 1975 WHA Expansion Draft, June, 1975.