Los Angeles Kings Acquire Defenseman Sean O’Donnell

LOS ANGELES — On September 30, just prior to their pre-season game against the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center, the Los Angeles Kings acquired veteran defenseman Sean O’Donnell from the Ducks in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

Frozen Royalty has confirmed that the Ducks will receive a third round selection in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft if the Kings trade O’Donnell before the 2009 trade deadline. If they do not, the Ducks will receive nothing in return.

O’Donnell, 36, has played thirteen seasons in the NHL, getting his start with the Kings in the 1994-95 season.

In six seasons with the Kings, the 6-3, 234-pound native of Ottawa, Ontario scored 12 goals and added 59 assists for 71 points with 799 penalty minutes in 381 regular season games.

O’Donnell also played for the Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins and Phoenix Coyotes, in addition to spending 2 1/2 seasons with the Ducks. O’Donnell was also a member of the Ducks’ 2006-07 Stanley Cup Championship team.

In 932 regular season games, O’Donnell has scored 27 goals and has contributed 150 assists for 177 points with 1,558 penalty minutes. In the playoffs, the 6-3, 234-pound native of Ottawa has scored six goals and has tallied ten assists for 16 points with 120 penalty minutes in 87 games.

O’Donnell will earn $1.25 million this season.

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6 thoughts on “Los Angeles Kings Acquire Defenseman Sean O’Donnell

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  1. Thanks for the info… and staying on top of things… :)
    The benefit of getting O’Donnell rather than Schneider is two fold….a younger player and a lower salary. How would you compare them?

  2. Oh man, this is great! I’m an OD fan who hated to lose him in the expansion draft to the Wild in 2000. He is in my mind an ideal mentor for Doughty (who, by the way, sounds like he’s playing like he doesn’t really need a mentor) and the other kids in the system. Younger, more durable, and more cost-effective than Mathieu Schneider, I think O’Donnell is the right guy and his acquisition by the Kings goes a long way toward making up for a summer of inactivity. Now if we could just resolve the Sully situation…

  3. At least if anyone gives him any lip, he will scare the hell out of them since most of the players were in in Pre-School when O’Donnell made his NHL debut.

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