Predators acquire defenseman Andrew O’Brien

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On January 19, 2017 at 11:00 pm EST

The Nashville Predators have acquired defenseman Andrew O’Brien from the Anaheim Ducks. In exchange for O’Brien, the Predators receive forward Max Gortz.

O’Brien is 24-years-old and he has appeared in 10 games for the San Diego Gulls in the American Hockey League this season. He has two assists and 16 shots on goal.

Andrew O'Brien (Getty Images)

Andrew O’Brien (Getty Images)

Last season with the Gulls, he had six goals and +3 plus/minus for career-highs. He also had six goals and eight assists for 14 points and 54 penalty minutes in 59 games.

O’Brien was a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks. However, he has never surpassed the American Hockey League, where he has played since the 2013-14 season.

Gortz is also in the same boat as O’Brien, as he has never played a game in the National Hockey League game in his career yet. He has spent the past two seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League.

With the Admirals, he has one goal and three assists in 30 games this season. Last season with them, he had a career-high 18 goals and 29 assists in 72 games.

He was a sixth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Predators. Prior to coming to the United States, he played in Sweden.

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