Sean O'Donnell
Sean O'Donnell
Number: 6
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 238
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 13, 1971
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Acquired: Acquired from Anaheim in exchange for a conditional pick in 2009 on Sept. 30, 2008.
Drafted: BUF / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (123rd overall)
2008-09: Selected as the Kings Most Inspirational Player (Ace Bailey Memorial Award)...Has played in 191 consecutive games (Feb. 10, 2007 to present)…Over the last 11 seasons he’s only missed 29 regular season games (873 of a possible 902)…One of five Kings to play in all 82 games (third time he’s played all 82 games: also in 2007-08 and 2003-04)...Finished season ranked seventh all-time among Kings defensemen with 463 games played and fourth all-time among Kings defensemen (seventh overall) with 870 penalty minutes...Finished season with a plus-2 rating…Has collected a plus rating in each of the last seven seasons (plus-71 during that span)…One of only three defensemen in the NHL to have a plus rating in each of the last seven seasons (Niklas Lidstrom and Brian Rafalski)…Ranked third on the Kings with 20:20 average time-on-ice...Ranked fourth on the Kings with 85 blocked shots...Tied season highs with one assist and a plus-2 rating March 31, 2009 vs. Dallas (honored pre-game at STAPLES Center for his 1,000th NHL Game)...Recorded one assist and a plus-2 rating March 19, 2009 at Boston...Appeared in his 1,000th NHL game March 14, 2009 at San Jose...Became the 16th player to play in his 1,000th NHL game as a King (previous was Rob Blake Nov. 4, 2006 at Phoenix)...Agreed to terms on one-year contract extension March 4, 2009...Appeared in his 400th game as a King Nov. 22, 2008 vs. Colorado...Recorded his 800th penalty minute as a King Oct. 24, 2008 at St. Louis...Was a plus-2 three of four games from Oct. 14 to Oct. 24, 2008 (Oct. 14 vs. Anaheim, Oct. 17 vs. Carolina and Oct. 24 at St. Louis).

2007-08: Finished season with a plus-9 rating…Recorded a plus-or-even rating in 20 straight games (plus-7) from Feb. 10 to March 28, 2008…Recorded 150th career assist in the NHL March 12, 2008 vs. Vancouver…Appeared in his 900th NHL game Jan. 18, 2008 at Minnesota…Anaheim teammate Rob Niedermayer also appeared in his 900th NHL game the same night, marking the first time in almost 16 years that teammates appeared in their 900th game together (last: New York Rangers Mark Messier and John Ogrodnick, Jan. 23, 1992 at Edmonton)…Recorded first career short-handed goal Oct. 15, 2007 vs. Detroit…Appeared in all six postseason games with Anaheim, finishing tied for second among team defensemen in scoring (1-1=2)…Led Anaheim with a plus-3 playoff rating…Set a postseason career high with two points (1-1=2) in Game 5 of the Conference Quarterfinals April 18, 2008 vs. Dallas.

2006-07: Won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim, appearing in all 21 postseason contests, recording two assists with a 20:20 time-on-ice average…Was fourth on the team with a plus-8 playoff rating…Was a plus-2 in the Stanley Cup Finals series-clinching Game 5 victory June 6, 2007 vs. Ottawa…Notched 17 points during the regular season (2-15=17), the most points he’s earned since accumulating a career-high 25 points (3-22=25) in 2001-02 with Boston…Appeared in all 82 games for the second time in his career.

2005-06: Scored his first career playoff game-winning goal 1:36 into overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals April 27, 2006 vs. Calgary…Began season with Phoenix before being acquired by Anaheim on March 9, 2006…Anaheim was 14-7-0 after acquiring O’Donnell...Appeared in his 700th NHL game, Oct. 23 (with Phoenix) at Anaheim.

2004-05: Did not playing during the lockout.

2003-04: Had a 19:53 time-on-ice average in seven playoff games with Boston…Appeared in all 82 regular season games for the first time in his career…Served as an alternate captain for Boston…Ranked second on the team and tied for 11th among NHL defensemen with 110 penalty minutes…Four of his assists came short-handed.

2002-03: Missed the entire postseason due to a foot injury…Recorded 100th NHL assist, Dec. 23, 2003 vs. San Jose…Appeared in 600th NHL game March 11, 2003 at Ottawa…Missed 11 games with a knee injury.

2001-02: Appeared in six playoff games with Boston, leading the team with a 24:57 time-on-ice average...Established career regular season highs with 25 points, 22 assists, a plus-27 rating and 24:50 time-on-ice average… Tied for third in the NHL in plus-minus…Led Boston and ranked 22nd in the NHL in time-on-ice average…Appeared in his 500th NHL game Dec. 31, 2002 at Dallas…Recorded 100th NHL point (assist), Jan. 5, 2002 vs. Washington…Had a three-game assist streak (3a), which lasted from Dec. 20 to Dec. 26, 2001.

2000-01: Played a career-high 23 playoff games, helping New Jersey advance to the Stanley Cup Finals before losing to Colorado…Ranked third in the NHL with 41 playoff penalty minutes…Began season with Minnesota and served as the first captain in Wild history…Appeared in his 400th NHL game Nov. 15, 2000 vs. New York Rangers…Had a four-game point streak (1-3=4), which lasted from Dec. 17 to Dec. 27, 2000.

1999-00: Played in 80 games for the third straight season…Recorded overtime game-winning goal Feb. 14, 2000 vs. Calgary…Recorded two assists Jan. 20, 2000 vs. Dallas…Scored one goal and had a 16:26 time-on-ice average in four playoff games with the Kings…Was one of four Kings players to score a goal in their playoff series vs. Detroit…Ranked third on the Kings with 114 penalty minutes.

1998-99: Led the Kings with 186 penalty minutes, his career high…Led the team with 14 major penalties…Ranked third among team defensemen with 13 assists…Led all Kings defensemen with 80 games played…Scored his only goal of the season Dec. 5, 1998 vs. Detroit…Appeared in his 300th NHL game April 12, 1999 at Nashville…Scored eight points at home (1-7=8) and six points on the road (0-6=6)…The club’s co-winner (along with Rob Blake) for the Kings Community Service award.

1997-98: Ranked second on the Kings with 179 penalty minutes in the regular season, the third straight season he placed second on the team in that category…Led the Kings with 57 minor penalties, which ranked him tied for seventh in the NHL…Ranked third among team defensemen with 17 points (2-15=17) in the regular season…Only Rob Blake (81 games) appeared in more games for the Kings…Ranked second on the team with 2,070 total shifts (average of 25.9 per game)…Set a career high with four points and three assists (1-3-4) Feb. 26, 1998 at Chicago…Appeared in his 200th NHL game March 5, 1998 vs. Carolina…Finished season with a plus-7 rating…Scored game-winning goal March 21, 1998 at Phoenix…Recorded seven points at home (1-6=7) and 10 points (1-9=10) on the road…Led the Kings with 36 penalty minutes in the playoffs, which was tied for third in the NHL.

1996-97: Ranked second on the Kings (led all team defensemen) with 144 penalty minutes...Established career high with five goals…Two of his five goals were scored on the power play…Played in just 10 of the first 22 games of the season and then appeared in 45 of the final 60 contests…Had his first career three-point game Feb. 13, 1997 vs. Toronto (1-2=3)…During a 10-game stretch from Feb. 5 to Feb. 25, 1997 he recorded 10 points (4-6=10), including a three-game goal streak, which lasted from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17, 1997…Appeared in his 100th NHL game Dec. 3, 1996 at Phoenix…Missed 10 games with a sore wrist Dec. 26, 1996 to Jan. 15, 1997; two games with a back injury March 1 to March 4, 1997; and one game due to suspension.

1995-96: Ranked second on the Kings with 127 penalty minutes and led all Kings defensemen with 71 games played…Was a plus-3…Appeared in 48 of the club’s first 50 games (plus-10 during that span) before being sidelined for eight games due to coach’s decision…Scored his first NHL goal Jan. 10, 1996 at Toronto…Also scored Jan. 25, 1996 at Hartford.

1994-95: Acquired by the Kings from Buffalo on July 26, 1994…Began the season with Phoenix (IHL) and was recalled by the Kings after the lockout on Jan. 23, 1995…Made his NHL debut Jan. 24, 1995 vs. Dallas and played in 14 of the first 19 Kings games before being re-assigned to Phoenix…Recorded first career NHL point Feb. 20, 1995 at Vancouver…Was recalled again on March 10, 1995 and appeared in two additional games…Missed two games with a bruised sternum…Recorded 20 points (2-18=20) and 132 penalty minutes in 61 games with Phoenix and two points (0-2=2) and 49 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Kings.

1993-94: Recorded 12 points (2-10=12) in 64 regular season games with Rochester, the Buffalo Sabres AHL affiliate…Ranked second on Rochester with 242 penalty minutes.

1992-93: Recorded 21 points (3-18=21) in 74 regular season games with Rochester…Ranked fourth on Rochester with 203 penalty minutes, as the team advanced to the AHL Calder Cup Finals that season.

1991-92: Spent his first season as a pro with Rochester (AHL), recording 13 points (4-9=13) and 193 penalty minutes in 73 regular season games.


TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Buffalo in the sixth round (123rd overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft...Traded to the Kings by Buffalo for Doug Houda on July 26, 1994...Claimed by Minnesota from the Kings in the Expansion Draft on June 23, 2000...Traded to New Jersey by Minnesota for Willie Mitchell on March 4, 2001...Signed by Boston as an unrestricted free agent on July 2, 2001...Signed by Phoenix as an unrestricted free agent on July 6, 2004...Traded to Anaheim by Phoenix for Joel Perreault on March 9, 2006.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Represented Canada at the 1999 World Championships (9 GP, 0-1=1, 6 PIM).

PERSONAL: Nickname: OD…Off-season home: Hermosa Beach…Wife: Laura Marie…Pets: Chihuahua (Bruce), Pomeranian (Zoey)…Favorite movie: The Godfather…Favorite band: Pearl Jam…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: New York City…Favorite hockey moment: lifting the Stanley Cup in 2007…Favorite holiday: annual 6-Man Volleyball Tournament in Manhattan Beach…Favorite vacation spot: The Hamptons…Charities: supports anything that has to do with kids or dogs.