IceCaps officially sign Zach O'Brien

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Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:11 pm

As per their twitter account, the St. John's IceCaps have officially signed St. John's, NL native Zach O'Brien to an ATO.

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Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:21 am

Heard from a family friend of OBrien that he will be in the Icecaps lineup the weekend.

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Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:41 am

Yep. He'll be in the lineup tomorrow night. Should be a hot ticket. Wonder where I can get a couple...

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Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:51 pm

This kid got some serious skill and has a lot of hockey sense, 121 carer qmjhl games and 0 pims! Next Newfoundlander in the nhl :!:

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Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:46 pm

GongshowHockey wrote:This kid got some serious skill and has a lot of hockey sense, 121 carer qmjhl games and 0 pims! Next Newfoundlander in the nhl :!:
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Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:48 pm

I think people should rationalize there expectations for this player. He's put up good numbers in the Q as a 19-20 year old player. But there is always a reason why a player with these numbers is overlooked twice in an NHL draft and then doesnt get a second invite to a rookie camp.I suspect that you will see him play CIS or ECHL/CHL next season or return for an overage year of junior.

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Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:40 am

I imagine he'll return for another year of Junior if he's not signed to an NHL/AHL contract. The ECHL talent level isn't worth leaving behind a possible run at the Memorial Cup (assuming he gets dealt to a contender next year).

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Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:18 pm

kabbott50 wrote:I imagine he'll return for another year of Junior if he's not signed to an NHL/AHL contract. The ECHL talent level isn't worth leaving behind a possible run at the Memorial Cup (assuming he gets dealt to a contender next year).
Not to mention forefeiting the CHL Education money too. That was Robert Slaney's big mistake.

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Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:32 pm

I hope after the syracuse series people can see the difference between high-end major junior players Mark Schieffle and especially Emerson Etem. And a player like Zach O'brien. Just because you score some points in the Q doesnt make you a pro player.

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Thu May 10, 2012 7:17 pm

top cheese wrote:I hope after the syracuse series people can see the difference between high-end major junior players Mark Schieffle and especially Emerson Etem. And a player like Zach O'brien. Just because you score some points in the Q doesnt make you a pro player.
Patrick Yetman has been making a good living at it for years and he was the Q's top scorer when he played with Moncton. McCambridge also said that O'Brien is on the Jets' radar.

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