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.