Liam O’Brien agrees to a one year, two way contract with the Washington Capitals.

Hershey, Pa- Emily Fontanella & Matt Bachota
The Washington Capitals have re-signed 23 year old forward Liam O’Brien, who was brought onto the team back in October of 2014 as a free agent. O’Brien, born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, spent four years playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. This will be his fourth year with the Washington Capitals organization as he has agreed to a one year, two-way contract, with an average annual value of $650,00.

He played in three games with Washington and saw five minutes in penalties after fighting Ryan Reaves against the Penguins in November. He has played 17 games in Washington earning two points, with one goal and one assist. O’Brien is a fan favorite amongst Hershey Bears fans in the AHL, and had one of his best seasons with the team last year.

Playing 69 games in the 207-18 season with the Hershey Bears, O’Brien had his best year in scoring, earning seventeen goals. This was seven more than his previous best the year before, and earned him second place in scoring for Hershey in the 2017-18 season.   He added nine assists for a twenty six points total and watched seventy-nine minutes of play from the penalty box. He was named the unsung hero receiving the Arlene Tighe award at the Hershey Bears end of the year award ceremony. Liam has thirty eight goals and forty two assists for eighty points in 237 games with the AHL.


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