Dennis Francis O'Brien
Defense
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 pounds
Born: 6.10.49 Port Hope, Ontario
How he arrived: Claimed off waivers from the Minnesota North Stars, 12.2.77
How he left: Traded to the Cleveland Barons for Mike Christie, 1.12.78
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1977-78
COL
16
0
2
2
-10
12
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
16
0
2
2
-10
12
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
The Rockies was one of four teams that O'Brien played for during the 77-78 season. As you can see above, he started
with the North Stars, and was moved to the Barons to bring Mike Christie in. The Barons would trade him to the Boston
Bruins, where he finished his season and ultimately, his career.

Only one other player has played for 4 different teams in a season: Dave McLlwain did it in 91-92.

He relished in physical play from his defensive position, so the trade between him and Christie was a push in that regard.

He would retire from playing in 1980 after finishing the season in Binghamton of the AHL.

He does have a nephew playing today that plays similar to how he did. That would be Shane O'Brien, who has played
with the Lightning, the Canucks, the Predators, and currently the Avs.
Entry Draft: 1969 Second Round Pick (14th overall) by the
Minnesota North Stars
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