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Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-13-4 82
40-14-2 82
35-16-5 75
27-20-9 63
24-26-6 54
21-28-7 49
21-28-7 49
17-30-9 43

2020 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 3 3 1 06:34 40

Top Liam O'Brien News

  • Coyotes' Liam O'Brien: Joins Arizona in free agency

    O'Brien signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes on Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    O'Brien produced three assists in 12 games with the Avalanche last season. He added 28 hits and 40 PIM as a physical, bottom-six forward. He'll likely compete for a fourth-line role with the Coyotes.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Produces pair of helpers

    O'Brien notched two assists, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blues.

    O'Brien set up linemates Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and J.T. Compher for the Avalanche's first two goals of the game. The 26-year-old O'Brien now has three helpers, 17 hits, 36 PIM and a plus-2 rating in eight contests. Entering this year, he had just two career points with the Capitals in his rookie year of 2014-15.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Joins active roster

    O'Brien was recalled for Friday's contest against Anaheim, per CapFriendly.

    O'Brien will suit up for the fifth straight game Friday. The 26-year-old is averaging 6:21 of ice time with one assist in his four NHL appearances to date.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Returns to taxi squad

    O'Brien was designated for the taxi squad Thursday, per CapFriendly.

    The rugged winger has recorded 19 PIM and nine hits across four games with the Avalanche this season. He'll continue to practice with the big club while on the taxi squad.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Spends time in sin bin

    O'Brien had one hit and 12 PIM in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Wild.

    O'Brien has been a nasty presence since getting called up to replace the injured Logan O'Connor (lower body) on the fourth line, so it shouldn't be surprising to see him get lit up with a misconduct in a blowout loss. He ran afoul of Minnesota's Matt Dumba, and both were assessed roughing minors then tossed midway through the third period less than a minute after the Wild scored their eighth and final goal. In four games up with the Avalanche, O'Brien has nine hits and 19 PIM.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Returns to active roster

    O'Brien was promoted to the active roster Wednesday.

    O'Brien continues to fill in for Logan O'Connor (lower body) on the Avalanche's fourth line. The 26-year-old O'Brien has one assist, eight hits and seven PIM through three games.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Moves to taxi squad

    O'Brien was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

    O'Brien has dressed for the last three games, and he notched his first NHL point since the 2014-15 campaign when he set up J.T. Compher's goal Monday against the Wild. The 26-year-old O'Brien can continue practicing and traveling with the team while on the taxi squad.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Promoted from taxi squad

    O'Brien was added to the active roster for Monday's tilt with the Wild, per CapFriendly.

    O'Brien made his third straight appearance Monday and picked up his first NHL point since the 2014-15 season. With Matt Calvert (undisclosed) and Logan O'Connor (lower body) missing some time, the 26-year-old could be in the lineup again Wednesday against Minnesota.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Sent to taxi squad

    O'Brien was assigned to Colorado's taxi squad Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    O'Brien has only drawn into the Avalanche's lineup on two occasions this year, going scoreless while averaging just 6:50 of ice time.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Delivers hits in debut

    O'Brien had one shot on net and five hits over 7:36 of ice time in Friday's 3-2 win over the Blues.

    O'Brien was called up to fill in for the injured Logan O'Connor (lower body) and skated on the fourth line. In making his debut for the Avalanche, and playing his first NHL game since 2017, he did what fourth liners are sometimes employed to do -- be physical. O'Connor's return is being measured in weeks.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Making Avalanche debut

    O'Brien will make his Avalanche debut Friday against St. Louis.

    O'Brien remained on the active roster after being signed and then waived Tuesday and will make his Colorado debut against the Blues. The 26-year-old forward will be making his first NHL appearance since suiting up for the Capitals in 2017-18.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Signs with Colorado

    O'Brien has signed a one-year contract with the Avalanche.

    O'Brien was placed on waivers after signing with the Avalanche on Tuesday, so he'll almost certainly head to AHL Colorado assuming he goes unclaimed. The 26-year-old forward hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since 2017-18, but he's picked up eight points in 12 AHL games this campaign.

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  • Avalanche's Liam O'Brien: Waived by Colorado

    O'Brien was waived by the Avalanche on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    O'Brien hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since 2017-18. The 26-year-old forward has picked up eight points in 12 AHL appearances this season.

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  • Capitals' Liam O'Brien: Ushered to minors

    The Capitals assigned O'Brien to AHL Hershey on Wednesday.

    O'Brien will head back to the minors now that Nic Dowd (lower body) is good to go. The 25-year-old pivot didn't draw into a game during this NHL stint. He finished last season with 28 points and 118 PIM in 74 AHL games, and he'll continue playing a meaningful minor-league role.

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  • Capitals' Liam O'Brien: Promoted to top level

    The Capitals recalled O'Brien from AHL Hershey on Friday.

    Evgeny Kuznetzov (undisclosed) and Nic Dowd (lower body) are both considered questionable for Friday's matchup with Buffalo, so O'Brien will be on hand in case they're both unavailable. The 25-year-old forward has notched three points in nine AHL appearances this season.

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  • Capitals' Liam O'Brien: Heading to minors

    O'Brien was waived by the Capitals for the purpose of reassignment Monday.

    O'Brien scored a goal and dropped the gloves once through three preseason contests, but he didn't do enough to secure a roster spot. The 25-year-old will likely clear waivers and continue to be a physical threat for AHL Hershey, where he racked up 118 PIM in 74 games last year.

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  • Capitals' Liam O'Brien: Dealing with upper-body issue

    O'Brien didn't practice Saturday due to an upper-body injury, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    O'Brien suffered his injury during a fight with St. Louis' Jordan Nolan in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Blues. The 25-year-old forward is expected to practice Sunday, but won't be in the lineup for the Capitals' preseason finale. He'll be sent to AHL Hershey once he's cleared to play.

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  • Capitals' Liam O'Brien: Inks extension with Capitals

    O'Brien signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Capitals on Monday.

    The 24-year-old has spent most of his pro career with AHL Hershey, posting 15 goals, 28 points and 118 penalty minutes in 74 games during the 2018-19 season. The Nova Scotia native has an opportunity to earn a roster spot with the Capitals come training camp if there's significant roster turnover during the offseason, but he's a negligible fantasy asset until he can garner a consistent role in the NHL.

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  • Capitals' Liam O'Brien: Subjected to waivers Saturday

    O'Brien was placed on waivers for the purposes of loan to AHL Hershey on Saturday.

    O'Brien had a shot to stick with the Caps after a decent training camp, while an injury to Travis Boyd (lower body) opened the door for the Capitals to roster another natural centerman to start the season, but that role appears to have gone to Jayson Megna. The burly O'Brien will report to Hershey should he pass through waivers unclaimed.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 213 lbs
Birthplace: Halifax, NS
Age: 27
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left