John J. O'Callahan
Defense
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 7.24.57 Charlestown, Massachusetts
How he arrived: Claimed from the Chicago Blackhawks in the waiver draft, 10.5.87
How he left: Retired after the 88-89 season
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1987-88
NJ
50
7
19
26
-3
97
90
4
13
17
0
0
0
1
1988-89
NJ
36
5
21
26
0
51
96
5
17
22
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
86
12
40
52
-3
148
186
9
30
39
0
0
0
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
OC was best known as a badass. He was at home playing a physical game. He wasn't all go and no show, though. He did
have the ability to the move the puck, so he was sometimes used in an offensive role.

He was one of the big stories on the Miracle On Ice team, having missed part of the Olympic tournament because of a
strained knee ligament, but returned in time to be a factor in the game against the Soviets.

He also was a key component of the Blackhawks' teams of the mid-80s that reached the Campbell Conference finals
twice. So he had plenty of big game experience by the time the Devils picked him up off waivers. However, injuries had
caught up with OC. He would retire after the 88-89 season having missed more than half the season.

He would return to Chicago and got work with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He later co-founded, with fellow
former NHLer and fellow Boston area native Jack Hughes, Beanpot Financial Services.
Entry Draft: 1977 Sixth Round Pick (96th overall) by the
Chicago Blackhawks
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1987-88
NJ
5
1
3
4
-2
6
12
0
3
3
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
5
1
3
4
-2
6
12
0
3
3
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
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