Ottawa Senators re-sign Jim O’Brien to two-year deal

The Ottawa Senators have re-signed forward Jim O’Brien to a two-year contact.
O’Brien, 23, split the 2011-12 season between Ottawa and the Binghamton Senators.
He began the season in Binghamton, recording 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 27 games.
Recalled to Ottawa on Feb. 3, O’Brien remained with the Senators for the rest of the season, scoring three goals and three assists.
He scored his first NHL goal in Ottawa’s 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Feb. 15 and also played in each of the team’s seven playoff games of its quarter-final series against the New York Rangers.
His lone point was an assist on Kyle Turris’ game-winning goal in overtime of Game 4 on April 18.
Ottawa’s first-round pick (29th overall) in the 2007 draft, O’Brien has had six points in 34 career NHL games.
In 183 career AHL games, he has 39 goals and 49 assists and 126 penalty minutes. He appeared in each of Binghamton’s 23 post-season contests that led to the 2011 Calder Cup.
A native of Maplewood, Minn., O’Brien has represented the United States internationally on three occasions: the 2009 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Ottawa and the 2006 and 2007 IIHF World Under-18 Championships.

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