Wednesday, November 14, 2007

O'Connor dealt from Plymouth to London

The Plymouth Whalers announced the trade of 20-year-old right wing Sean O’Connor to the London Knights today in exchange for a fifth-round draft choice in 2009.

Ontario Hockey League teams have until tomorrow to cut down to four 1987 birthdays on their respective rosters. The Whalers started the season with five overagers on the roster – defenseman Wes Cunningham, center Andrew Fournier, right wing Joe McCann, defenseman Zack Shepley and O’Connor on the roster. Teams can play only three overagers at one time and Shepley is currently hurt.

OHL teams have to cut to three overagers by Jan. 10.

Plymouth acquired O’Connor last season on Jan. 9 at the trading deadline from Erie for defenseman Frank Grzeszczak. O’Connor helped the Whalers win the OHL championship, scoring nine goals with 17 assists for 26 points in 28 regular-season games. He also scored seven goals and eight assists for 15 points in 25 playoff games for Plymouth.

O’Connor underwent shoulder surgery last summer and made his season debut this season for Plymouth on Oct. 11 in Barrie. In eight games this season, O’Connor had two assists for the Whalers.

Photo by Walt Dmoch/Plymouth Whalers

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