|Assets:||Has good size for the center position, as well as two-way upside. Also displays some offensive ability. Can play the wing, too. Is adept at killing penalties.|
|Flaws:||Has taken a while to develop his overall game, and he still has more facets of his game to improve. Lacks high-end offensive skills for the NHL level.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile depth forward.|
|9/27/2015||Assigned to the Albany Devils (AHL).|
|7/01/2015||Signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Devils to a one-year contract.|
|12/26/2014||Signed with the Hershey Bears (AHL).|
|9/27/2013||Placed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators for the purpose of being assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|7/18/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Ottawa Senators to a two-year contract.|
|3/08/2012||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|3/06/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/03/2012||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/28/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/16/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/15/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/24/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/23/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/13/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/09/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|1/12/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|1/11/2011||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|1/02/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|12/31/2010||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/29/2010||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/17/2009||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/30/2009||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/21/2008||Returned to his junior team (Seattle-WHL).|
|9/20/2007||Returned to his junior team (Seattle-WHL).|
|8/13/2007||Signed by the Ottawa Senators to an entry-level contract.|
|7/01/2015||Signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Devils.|
|6/22/2007||Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round (29th overall) in 2007.|
| 07/01/2015 11:42 PM
NewsO'Brien signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Young players pushed Jim O'Brien out of NHL | 09/29/2013 10:42 AM
NewsSenators coach Paul MacLean credits the team's strong farm system as the reason Jim O'Brien didn't make the team.
ImpactO'Brien inked a two-year, one-way deal over the summer. "I think he's a casualty of the Ottawa Senators doing a good job at the draft table and doing a good job of developing players," MacLean said. "They're players that have come after him and developed and they end up being better players. That's what it is." He had five goals and an assist in 29 games last season.
Jim O'Brien clears waivers assigned to AHL | 09/28/2013 10:59 AM
NewsJim O'Brien has cleared waivers and was assigned to Binghamton of the AHL.
ImpactWith the emergence of both Mika Zibanejad and Jean-Gabriel Pageau there was no longer a place for O'Brien in Ottawa.
Senators waive four, including Jim O'Brien | 09/27/2013 7:27 AM
NewsJim O'Brien was placed on waivers Thursday.
ImpactThe move isn't a surprise as he was believed to be an odd-man out among a crowded group at center. The Senators also placed goaltender Nathan Lawson, forward Corey Cowick and defenseman Tyler Eckford on waivers with the intention of assigning them to the minors.
Jim O'Brien may end up on waivers | 09/25/2013 7:59 AM
NewsJim O'Brien might find himself on waivers next week.
ImpactHe's sits behind Jason Spezza, Kyle Turris, Mika Zibanejad, Zack Smith and Jean-Gabriel Pageau on the team's depth chart down the middle. O'Brien scored a goal off his skate in Tuesday's exhibition win over Toronto. In 29 games last season, he notched six points and 38 shots.
Jim O'Brien scores lone Senators goal in loss | 02/28/2013 11:00 PM
NewsJim O'Brien scored the only Ottawa goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins Thursday night.
ImpactThe power play marker was the fifth of the campaign for O'Brien, a figure that amazingly leads all Ottawa forwards and stands only one tally behind the injured Erik Karlsson for the team lead. Kaspars Daugavins and Zack Smith drew assists on the goal.
|Points||6||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Ott)|
|Penalty Minutes||8||2012-13 (Ott)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2012-13 (Ott)|
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