Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald announced Saturday that the club
has acquired forward Patrick O’Sullivan
on loan from the Portland Pirates. In
exchange, forward Brett Sterling has
been loaned to Portland for the remainder of the season.
27, had a goal and an assist on Friday night to bring his season totals to 10
goals and 20 assists in 26 games for the Portland Pirates. He has also appeared 23 NHL games with the
Phoenix Coyotes and recorded four points (two goals, two assists).
season, O’Sullivan joined the Houston Aeros for their playoff run and tallied
48 points (19 goals, 29 assists) in the season’s final 36 games. He added another 18 points (four goals, 14
assists) in 24 playoff games with the club.
bursting on the scene by winning the AHL Rookie of the Year Award (Dudley “Red”
Garrett Memorial Award) in 2005-06 with Houston, O’Sullivan has split his time
between the AHL and NHL. In 181 career
AHL games with Houston, Manchester and Portland, the 5-foot-11-inch, 189-pound
winger has 94 goals, 116 assists for 210 points. During his time in the NHL with Los Angeles,
Edmonton, Carolina, Minnesota and Phoenix he appeared in 334 games and
registered 161 points (58 goals, 103 assists).
selected in the second round, 56th overall, by the Minnesota Wild in
the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, O’Sullivan played his junior hockey with the
Mississauga IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League. During the 2001-02 season, he was named the
OHL and Canadian Hockey League Rookie of the Year with 92 points (34 goals, 58
assists) in 68 games.