- DOB: 9/30/1986
- Ht: 6-0
- Wt: 192
- Shoots: L
- Hometown: Toronto, ON
- Drafted: Selected by Nashville Predators in the fifth round (#150 overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Career Notes: Enters his 12th professional season in 2017-18 after signing a two-year, two-way agreement with the Minnesota Wild on July 1, 2017… 2016-17: Played in a total of 62 AHL games with nine goals and 41 assists for 50 points between Rochester and Toronto. Despite not finishing the season with Amerks, placed second on the team in points and assists. Loaned by Buffalo to Toronto (AHL) on Mar. 8, 2017. 2015-16: Scored three goals with four assists over a 20-game stint with the Buffalo Sabres (NHL). Added 29 points (6+23) and six PIM in 47 AHL contests for the Rochester Americans. Recorded the 400th point of his AHL career with an assist at Toronto on Apr. 16, 2016. Scored twice, including the GWG, in Buffalo’s 4-1 win over Toronto on Mar. 31, 2016, his first goal of the night, was assisted by younger brother Ryan O’Reilly, marked the first time in Sabres history that two brothers combined on a goal. Named to the North Division All-Star roster for the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic, which took place Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Syracuse, NY. It marked the fourth AHL All-Star appearance of his career after earning the honors in 2015, 2010 and 2009. Collected an assist while appearing in his 600th pro game against Albany on Dec. 19, 2015. Playing alongside younger brother, Ryan, the O’Reilly’s became the first set of siblings to play together for the Sabres in the same season since Bob and J.F. Sauve, who were teammates in Buffalo from 1980-83. Received his first recall from the Buffalo Sabres on Dec. 5, 2015 missing Rochester’s game at Albany that day and snapping a streak of 172 consecutive AHL games (regular season and playoffs) dating back to the 2013-14 season. Tallied two assists against Syracuse on Oct. 25, 2015 with the second being the 300th assist of his AHL career. Named team captain on Oct. 8, 2015… 2014-15: Completed his ninth professional season leading the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets in scoring with a team-high 61 points on 10 goals and 51 assists while serving as team captain. Appeared in all 99 games for the Comets and was the only skater to play in all 76 regular-season games as well as each of Utica’s 23 postseason contests. Vital part of a Utica team that established franchise records for wins (47) and points in a season (103). Also saw the Comets to first-place finishes atop the North Division and Western Conference before helping the team advance to the Calder Cup Finals in just their second year as AHL members. Ranked second in the league in assists, including an AHL-best 24 power-play helpers and finished the campaign tied for 10th overall among the league’s top point-getters. Represented the Comets at the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic in Utica, marking his third selection to the midseason event. Compiled a team-high 16 multi-point games during the regular season, including four straight outings to kickoff the campaign. Led the team and ranked fourth in the AHL in playoff scoring after producing 19 points (2+17) during Utica’s run to the Finals, bringing the Comets to within three wins of their first league title. Was tops in the league in assists (17) and power-play assists (7) in the postseason. Tied for seventh-best with a +11 on-ice rating. Set a franchise record with a league-best 14-game point streak from Mar. 7, 2015 to Apr. 10, 2015 - earning 18 points on four goals and 14 assists over that span. Notched an assist to help the Western Conference All-Stars to a 14-12 victory over the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the 2015 AHL All-Star Game on Jan. 26, 2015… 2013-14: Released by Magnitogorsk (KHL) after only 14 games with the club to begin the season. Returned to North America on an AHL contract with Utica, where he finished the campaign second on the team in scoring with 45 points (7+38) in 52 games for the Comets. Recorded 23 of his 38 assists on the power-play, tying him for seventh among league leaders. Tied for the AHL’s sixth-longest assist streak of the season when he totaled nine assists over a seven-game period from Feb. 28, 2014 to Mar. 15, 2014… 2012-13: Played his first full season overseas skating for Magnitogorsk Metallurg of Kontinental Hockey League. Finished the year abroad ranked among the team’s top 10 scorers after putting up 19 points on three goals and 16 assists in 32 games… 2011-12: Split the campaign among three NHL franchises and five different hockey clubs total. Appeared in 33 NHL contests with the Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins, recording seven points (2+5). Amassed 12 points (1+11) over 26 combined AHL games for Portland and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Joined Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for its playoff run, adding nine points (5+4) in 12 Calder Cup Playoff appearances. Claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh on Feb. 1, 2012. Traded to Phoenix on Oct. 28, 2011… 2010-11: Skated in a career-high 38 games for Nashville before sustaining an injury that sidelined him for the rest of the season. Set NHL career-highs in goals (6), assists (12) and points (18). Missed the remainder of the season after suffering a broken fibula in his right leg in a game against Columbus on Jan. 2, 2011… 2009-10: Split the season between Nashville and the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals. Scored two goals and tacked on nine assists in 31 NHL outings with the Predators. Registered 40 points (9+31) in 35 games for Milwaukee, ranking third on the team in assists (31) and fifth in points. Led all Admirals skaters with a +19 on-ice rating while averaging a team-best 1.14 points-per-game. Finished with multi-point efforts in 11 of his 35 games for Milwaukee. Named to the Canadian All-Star roster for the second straight year. Collected an assist in the 2010 AHL All-Star Game, helping the Canadian AHL All-Stars to a 10-9 win over the PlanetUSA AHL All-Stars. Tied for the ninth-longest point streak of the season when he notched 11 points (4+7) over nine games between Dec. 11, 2009 to Dec. 29. Matched a career-high with four assists in a 5-2 win at Peoria on Oct. 14, 2009. Began the year with 22 points (4+18) over his first 14 games… 2008-09: Had five points (3+2) in 11 games for Nashville and amassed 69 points (13+56) in 67 appearances with Milwaukee. His 56 assists led the Admirals and were tied for second-most in the league. Tied for fifth in the AHL with 26 power-play assists. Finished one point behind Mike Santorelli for the team lead in scoring while ranking 15th overall among the league’s top scorers, marking his third straight 65-point campaign. Paced all Milwaukee skaters with 1.03 points-per-game. Compiled 16 multi-point games. Named to the Canadian All-Star roster for the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic. Recorded his first NHL point with an assist in his NHL debut against Detroit on Feb. 28, 2009. Factored in on all five Milwaukee goals in a 5-4 win over Peoria on Feb. 8, 2009. Recorded first career hat trick in the game, scoring once three different ways (PPG,SHG, Even), and added two assists to match a career-high five points., with a +4. Netted a goal and had four shots in the 2009 AHL All-Star Game, a 14-11 loss for the Canadian squad... 2007-08: Finished the season ranked third in the AHL in assists (63) and fifth in points (79) while appearing in all 80 regular-season games for the Admirals. Set career-highs in both offensive categories while adding 16 goals. Tied for fourth in the league with five shorthanded tallies. Placed sixth in the AHL with 27 power-play assists. Paced the Admirals with 18 multi-point games. Posted a season-long nine-game point streak from Jan. 20, 2008 to Feb. 8, 2008, recording 17 points on two goals and 15 assists in that time… 2006-07: Skated in 78 regular-season games for Milwaukee as a rookie. Ranked second on the Admirals in scoring and finished tied for fifth among AHL rookies with 65 points on 18 goals and 47 assists. Led the team in assists, finished second in points and third in goals. His 47 assists also led all rookies and were tied for ninth-most in the AHL. Scored his first professional goal and recorded the first multi-point game of his career with a two-point (1+1) effort against Chicago on Oct. 13, 2007… 2005-06: Made his American Hockey League debut, appearing in two games for the Milwaukee Admirals before joining the club for its Calder Cup Playoff run. Paced the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL in scoring with 99 points (18+81) while appearing in all 68 regular-season games. Tied for third in the OHL with 81 assists and finished eighth overall in points among the league’s top scorers. Finished with 41 power-play helpers - eighth in the OHL. Led the Spitfires in postseason with 11 points (3+8) in seven playoff contests. Posted his most productive month of the season in February, which saw him produce 21 points (5+16) and record at least one point in each of the 11 games - Seven of the 11 games over that stretch were multi-point outings, including three three-point efforts. Recorded his first professional point with an assist in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Houston on May 6, 2006. Made his professional debut against Chicago on Apr. 14, 2006… 2004-05: Ranked second on the team in assists (50) and points and finished fourth in goals (24). Tied for 13th in the OHL in assists... 2003-04: Recorded 21 points (3+18) in 61 games in his first OHL season with the Spitfires… 2002-03: Played the 2002–03 season with the St. Mary’s Lincolns Jr-B team of the Western Ontario Hockey League (OHA), where he led all rookies in scoring and made the WOHL All-Rookie Team
Older brother of current Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly, who was acquired on June 26, 2015 along with Jamie McGinn from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Nikita Zador.