Liam O'Brien

Arizona Coyotes logo
Age 29 Jul 29, 1994
Halifax Canada
Center shoots left
6'1" 185 cm
214 lbs 97 kg
ELC Signing Age 20
Waivers Signing Age 20
UFA Year 2022
Agent Andrew Maloney

Transaction History
Feb 25, 2024 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (upper body) will return to the Arizona Coyotes' lineup Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets, Patrick Brown of the team's official site reports.
Feb 16, 2024 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Feb 14, 2024 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury and won't play Wednesday versus the Minnesota Wild.
Jan 23, 2024 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien notched an assist and four hits in Monday's 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Jan 19, 2024 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien has gone 13 games without a point after he was held scoreless Thursday in a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
Dec 1, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien picked up an assist and seven PIM in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Nov 4, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien scored a goal in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Oct 30, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien scored a goal, dished an assist, went plus-4, logged two hits and added seven PIM in Monday's 8-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Oct 27, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien notched an assist, four hits, two shots on goal and two PIM in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Apr 13, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien scored two goals on four shots, added four hits and went plus-2 in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
Apr 10, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien provided an assist and two PIM in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Seattle Kraken.
Mar 17, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien logged an assist and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Mar 9, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (illness) will draw back into the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators.
Mar 7, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (illness) won't play versus the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
Mar 5, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien provided an assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Feb 19, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien registered an assist and two hits in Saturday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Feb 15, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (upper body) is set to return to the lineup Wednesday versus the Tampa Bay Lightning, per the NHL media site.
Feb 13, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (upper body) will not play Monday against the Nashville Predators.
Feb 11, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien is considered to be day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Feb 10, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (hand) will return to the lineup Friday versus Chicago, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.
Feb 6, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (hand) has begun skating but won't be ready to play against the Minnesota Wild on Monday, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.
Jan 28, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien is dealing with a hand injury and could return as soon as the second week of February, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.
Jan 12, 2023 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (upper body) is still not ready to return.
Dec 17, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien suffered an upper-body injury Friday and is considered week-to-week.
Dec 17, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien will be a game-time decision Saturday versus Buffalo because of an undisclosed injury, according to Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports.
Dec 11, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien notched an assist, two shots on goal and five hits in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Dec 3, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien registered an assist, two shots on goal and three hits in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
Nov 8, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist, logged three hits and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Oct 26, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien notched an assist and three hits in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
May 10, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien logged three points, 139 hits, 106 PIM and 36 shots on net in a career-high 39 games this season.
Apr 27, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (upper body) will be back in the lineup versus Dallas on Wednesday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Apr 25, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (upper body) may be ready to play against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, Jose M. Romero of The Arizona Republic reports.
Mar 8, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
Mar 6, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien (upper body) signed a two-year contract extension Sunday.
Feb 27, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien is listed as week-to-week after suffering an upper-body injury against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday.
Jan 22, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien added a goal in a 7-3 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.
Jan 21, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien logged five PIM in a 4-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Friday.
Jan 9, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien recorded 17 PIM, three hits and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.
Nov 29, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien has no points in his last eight games.
Nov 5, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien logged an assist, 17 PIM and two hits in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Oct 25, 2021 Arizona Coyotes | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien scored a goal on his only shot and racked up a game-high eight hits in Monday's 5-3 loss to Florida.
Apr 14, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien notched two assists, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Apr 8, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien had one hit and 12 PIM in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Apr 7, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien was promoted to the active roster Wednesday.
Apr 3, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien had one shot on net and five hits over 7:36 of ice time in Friday's 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Apr 2, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien will make his Avalanche debut Friday against the St. Louis Blues.
Mar 31, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien has signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche.
Mar 30, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Liam O'Brien | O'Brien was waived by the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Nov 6, 2019 Washington Capitals | Assigned C Liam O'Brien to Hershey (AHL).
Nov 1, 2019 Washington Capitals | Recalled C Liam O'Brien from Hershey (AHL).
Oct 1, 2019 Washington Capitals | Assigned C Liam O'Brien to Hershey (AHL).
Sep 30, 2019 Washington Capitals | Waived C Liam O'Brien.
Jun 10, 2019 Washington Capitals | Re-signed C Liam O'Brien to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.
Sep 30, 2018 Washington Capitals | Assigned C Liam O'Brien to Hershey (AHL).
Sep 29, 2018 Washington Capitals | Waived C Liam O'Brien.
Jul 13, 2018 Washington Capitals | Signed C Liam O'Brien to a one-year, two-way contract.
Nov 11, 2017 Washington Capitals | Assigned C Liam O'Brien to Hershey (AHL).
Nov 2, 2017 Washington Capitals | Recalled C Liam O'Brien from Hershey (AHL).
Jul 14, 2017 Washington Capitals | Re-signed C Liam O'Brien to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000.
Jan 10, 2017 Washington Capitals | Assigned C Liam O'Brien to Hershey (AHL).
Jan 6, 2017 Washington Capitals | Recalled C Liam O'Brien from Hershey (AHL).
Oct 3, 2016 Washington Capitals | Assigned C Liam O'Brien to Hershey (AHL).
Dec 7, 2014 Washington Capitals | Assigned C Liam O'Brien to Hershey (AHL).
Oct 8, 2014 Washington Capitals | Assigned C Liam O'Brien to Hershey (AHL).
Oct 6, 2014 Washington Capitals | Signed C Liam O'Brien to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Liam O'Brien
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes logo 51 3 5 8 -1 116 472 52.90 46.30 -2.50 41.90 -7.30 0.38 1.02
Liam O'Brien Stats by Elite Prospects Liam O'Brien Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2009-2010 Notre Dame Hounds U18 AAA SMAAAHL 41 13 25 38 98 Playoffs 13 4 3 7 0
2009-2010 Notre Dame Hounds U18 AAA Telus Cup 7 1 3 4 12 Playoffs 13 4 3 7 0
2010-2011 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 61 2 8 10 45 Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 Canada Atlantic U17 WHC-17 5 1 1 2 8
2011-2012 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 40 7 9 16 67
2011-2012 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 27 3 7 10 69 Playoffs 4 1 0 1 0
2012-2013 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 65 10 14 24 164 Playoffs 12 2 1 3 0
2013-2014 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 68 20 15 35 148 Playoffs 9 1 3 4 0
2014-2015 Washington Capitals NHL 13 1 1 2 23 97 100.00 61.45 8.83 55.07 4.34 0.62 1.23
2014-2015 Hershey Bears AHL 45 4 4 8 121 Playoffs 10 3 3 6 0
2015-2016 Hershey Bears AHL 59 7 9 16 120 Playoffs 20 4 2 6 0
2016-2017 Hershey Bears AHL 64 10 20 30 117 Playoffs 6 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0 6 86.15 31.17 60.33 0.43 0.00 0.00
2017-2018 Hershey Bears AHL 69 17 9 26 79
2017-2018 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 5 21 29.45 -20.96 38.66 -13.45 0.00 0.00
2018-2019 Hershey Bears AHL 74 15 13 28 118 Playoffs 8 1 0 1 0
2019-2020 Hershey Bears AHL 59 10 19 29 83
2020-2021 Colorado Eagles AHL 12 4 4 8 15
2020-2021 Colorado Avalanche NHL 12 0 3 3 40 78 60.00 56.90 1.20 51.80 -6.50 2.32
2021-2022 Arizona Coyotes NHL 39 2 1 3 106 361 50.00 34.00 -10.80 39.70 -4.60 0.33 0.50
2022-2023 Arizona Coyotes NHL 56 3 8 11 114 580 41.00 39.00 -5.90 39.60 -6.10 0.31 1.03
2023-2024 Arizona Coyotes NHL 51 3 5 8 116 472 52.90 46.30 -2.50 41.90 -7.30 0.38 1.02
Liam O'Brien Stats by Elite Prospects | Liam O'Brien Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Arizona Coyotes logo
Signing Date March 6, 2022
Signing Status UFA
Agent Andrew Maloney
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,550,000 0.93% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024
Cap Hit $775,000 $775,000
UFA
AAV $775,000 $775,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $750,000 $800,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $750,000 $800,000
Minors Salary $750,000 $800,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Arizona Coyotes logo
Signing Date July 28, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Andrew Maloney
Standard Contract | 1 Years $750,000 0.92% of cap space
2021-2022
Cap Hit $750,000
UFA
AAV $750,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $750,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $750,000
Minors Salary $250,000
Clauses
UFA Year
300K Guaranteed
Signing Team Colorado Avalanche logo
Signing Date March 31, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Andrew Maloney
Standard Contract | 1 Years $700,000 0.86% of cap space
2020-2021
Cap Hit $700,000
UFA
AAV $700,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $700,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $700,000
Minors Salary $160,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date June 10, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Andrew Maloney
Standard Contract | 1 Years $700,000 0.86% of cap space
2019-2020
Cap Hit $700,000
UFA
AAV $700,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $700,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $700,000
Minors Salary $212,500
Clauses
UFA Year
$237.5K Guaranteed
Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date July 13, 2018
Signing Status RFA
Agent Andrew Maloney
Standard Contract | 1 Years $650,000 0.82% of cap space
2018-2019
Cap Hit $650,000
RFA
AAV $650,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $650,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $650,000
Minors Salary $650,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date July 14, 2017
Signing Status RFA
Agent Andrew Maloney
Standard Contract | 1 Years $650,000 0.87% of cap space
2017-2018
Cap Hit $650,000
RFA
AAV $650,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $650,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $650,000
Minors Salary $85,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date October 5, 2014
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $1,925,000 0.90% of cap space
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Cap Hit $621,667 $621,667 $621,667
RFA
AAV $641,667 $641,667 $641,667
Performance Bonuses $20,000 $20,000 $20,000
Base Salary $550,000 $575,000 $575,000
Signing Bonuses $55,000 $55,000 $55,000
Total Salary $605,000 $630,000 $630,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year