Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Danny O'Shea
Centre Danny O'Shea played 369 NHL games for three different clubs between 1968-69 and 1872-73. He was a fine playmaker and faceoff specialist who could play a feisty brand of hockey if the game turned rough.

The Toronto native played junior with the Peterborough Petes and Oshawa Generals. He spent a year each with the Canadian national program and the senior Winnipeg Nats before joining the Minnesota North Stars in 1968-69. Highlights of his international career including suiting up for Canada at the 1967 World Championships and the 1968 Grenoble Olympics. O'Shea enjoyed nearly three full years in Minnesota and formed a solid line with Danny Grant and Claude Larose in 1969-70.

Late in 1970-71 season he was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks. His solid work as a foot soldier was important to the team's drive to the Stanley Cup finals. O'Shea was a solid checker in 1971-72 before he was traded to the St. Louis Blues. In 1972-73 he scored 38 points and was a solid checker although he was not pleased with being switched to the wing. After sitting out the 1973-74 season he signed with the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA. O'Shea scored 41 points for them in 1974-75 before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1961-62 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 47 5 4 9 21
1962-63 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 30 7 7 14 16
1963-64 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 55 30 49 79 92 6 6 3 9 16
1964-65 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 24 16 19 35 60 6 0 5 5 17
1965-66 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 48 36 45 81 132 17 15 18 33 47
1965-66 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 12 11 14 25 20
1966-67 Canada Nat-Tm
1967-68 Winnipeg Nationals WCSHL 7 5 12 27
1968-69 Minnesota North Stars NHL 74 15 34 49 88 -26
1969-70 Minnesota North Stars NHL 75 10 24 34 82 -4 6 1 0 1 8
1970-71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 59 14 12 26 16 -3
1970-71 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 18 4 7 11 10 +5 18 2 5 7 15
1971-72 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 6 9 15 28 0
1971-72 St. Louis Blues NHL 20 3 3 6 11 -4 10 0 2 2 36
1972-73 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 12 26 38 30 -5 5 0 0 0 2
1973-74
1974-75 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 76 16 25 41 47 11 0 0 0 6
NHL Totals 369 64 115 179 265 39 3 7 10 61


Brother of Kevin Played in NHL All-Star Game (1969, 1970) Traded to Minnesota by Montreal for Minnesota's 1st round choices in 1970 (Chuck Lefley) and 1971 (Chuck Arnason) Amateur Drafts, June 14, 1967. Traded to Chicago by Minnesota for Doug Mohns and Terry Caffery, February 22, 1971. Traded to St. Louis by Chicago for Christian Bordeleau and future considerations (John Garrett, September 19, 1972), February 8, 1972. Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 13, 1972.
Missed entire 1973-74 due to heart attack suffered in July of 1973 and could not receive medical clearance to play in the NHL. WHA rights traded to Minnesota (WHA) by Winnipeg (WHA) for future considerations, June, 1974.