GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG SOG S%
51 0 7 7 -6 23 0 0 0 30 0 Regular Season
2 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Playoffs
Contract Status: Unrestricted Free Agent
When the Blackhawks brought in Sean O’ Donnell they were hoping he would be the 7th defenseman, and I was ok with that. A good veteran presence with some grit to throw out there 30-35 times a year would be good. Then I actually saw O’ Donnell play and there was not much to like. Coach Q kept telling us he has experience, but experience can not overcome 40 year old legs. Experience was the reason O’Donnell got the start in Game 1 versus the Coyotes. He was on the ice for the overtime goals against the Hawks in both Game 1 and Game 4. The Game 4 goal started when O’Donnell tried to pinch in when he had no business making that play. His -6 was the second worse among defensemen, only Nick Leddy had a worse +/-. I used to make fun of how slow Brent Sopel was by yelling at him to take the piano off his back. O’Donnell made Sopel look like Viktor Stalberg! I will give the guy some credit, he did show some heart and would stick up for his teammates but he just didn’t have much to offer to this team.
2011-2012 Final Grade: F