Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Patrick O'Sullivan
Patrick O'Sullivan was born February 1, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario. As an infant, Patrick and his parents moved to Winston-Salem North Carolina, where his father was playing minor pro hockey, but the family returned to the Toronto area when Patrick was only 5 years old. Patrick carries duel citizenship as his father is Canadian and his mother American.

An explosive and creative goal scorer, O'Sullivan joined the OHL's Mississauga Ice Dogs in 2001. His first year with Mississauga saw the centreman capture both the Canadian Major Junior & Ontario Hockey League Rookie of the Year Awards in 2001-02. After being drafted by the Minnesota Wild in 2003 (56th overall), O'Sullivan failed to claim a spot with the Wild out of training camp that fall and was subsequently returned the OHL. The following season he led Mississauga with 82 regular season points and 23 post-season points en route to an Eastern Conference championship with the IceDogs.

He made his professional hockey debut with Minnesota's AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros in 2005-06. His remarkable season in Houston saw the rookie tally 47 goals and 93 points breaking all Houston Aeros rookie scoring records. Despite the amazing season in Houston and being named the AHL rookie of the year, the Wild opted to trade O'Sullivan and a first round selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft to the Los Angeles Kings for Pavol Demitra. He began the 2006-07 NHL Season with the Kings. He would go on to split his second professional season with his new club's AHL affiliate in Manchester.

Internationally, O'Sullivan has represented the United States at the World Junior Championships (2003, 2004, 2005) and the World Championships (2006, 2008). In the 2004 junior tournament, he scored the game-winning goal en route to a gold medal for Team USA.

On March 4, 2009, the NHL's trade deadline, O'Sullivan was shipped from Los Angeles to Edmonton as part of a three team trade that included the Carolina Hurricanes.

Following the 2009-10 season, O'Sullivan's time in Edmonton would come to an end when the young forward was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Jim Vandermeer. His contract was immediately bought out by the Coyotes and he hit the free agent market. On September 17, 2010, O'Sullivan signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

O'Sullivan would not spend much time in Carolina however, after just 10 games he was waived by the club and picked up the MInnesota Wild, the club that had drafted him back in 2003.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1999-00 Strathroy Rockets ON-Jr.B 45 6 13 19 53
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 8 8 10 18 12
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 56 22 35 57 57
2001-02 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 68 34 58 92 61
2001-02 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 1 1 0 1 2
2001-02 United States WJ18-A 8 7 8 15 37 +8
2002-03 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 56 40 41 81 57 -4 5 2 9 11 18
2002-03 United States WJC-A 7 1 2 3 10 0
2003-04 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 53 43 39 82 32 +6 24 12 11 23 16
2003-04 United States WJC-A 6 3 0 3 12 -2
2004-05 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 57 31 59 90 63 +16 5 0 4 4 6
2004-05 United States WJC-A 7 2 6 8 12 -4
2005-06 Houston Aeros AHL 78 47 46 93 64 +5 8 5 5 10 4
2005-06 United States WC-A 3 1 0 1 0 0
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 5 14 19 14 -6
2006-07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 41 18 21 39 12 +7 16 8 9 17 10
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 22 31 53 36 -8
2007-08 United States WC-A 7 3 3 6 2 0
2008-09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 62 14 23 37 16 +1
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 19 2 4 6 12 -7
2008-09 United States WC-A 9 4 3 7 6 -1
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 73 11 23 34 32 -35
2010-11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 10 1 0 1 2 -1
2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL 21 1 6 7 2 -1
2010-11 Houston Aeros AHL 36 19 29 48 22 +3 24 4 14 18 16
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 23 2 2 4 2 -4
2011-12 Portland Pirates AHL 26 10 20 30 16 -6
2011-12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 17 5 8 13 36 -6
2012-13 HIFK Helsinki Finland 8 1 3 4 4
NHL Totals 334 58 103 161 116


Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (2002) AHL All-Rookie Team (2006) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Trophy (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (2006) Traded to Los Angeles by Minnesota with Edmonton's 1st round pick (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Trevor Lewis) in 2006 NHL Draft for Pavol Demitra, June 24, 2006. Traded to Carolina by Los Angeles with Calgary's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Carolina selected Brian Dumoulin) in 2009 NHL Draft for Justin Williams, March 4, 2009. Traded to Edmonton by Carolina with Carolina's 2nd round pick (later traded to Buffalo, later traded to Toronto - Toronto selected Jesse Blacker) in 2009 NHL Draft for Erik Cole and Edmonton's 5th round pick (Matt Kennedy) in 2009 NHL Draft, March 4, 2009. Traded to Phoenix by Edmonton for Jim Vandermeer, June 30, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, September 17, 2010. Claimed on waivers by Minnesota from Carolina, November 23, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), September 26, 2012.
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