6'0" 175 FORWARD
EAU CLAIRE MEMORIAL (1978-81)
John O'Brien was a "gamer." Dennis Fox and Jason Larson had higher scoring numbers in Memorial's first few seasons, but O'Brien battled and usually found a way to have an impact on a game. By his senior season, "O'B" was the leading scorer on the Abes and was voted All-Conference and 3rd Team All-State. He played college hockey at UW-Eau Claire. The two main rinks at the Hobbs Municipal Ice Center were later named in honor of John O'Brien's dad, Dick O'Brien and his college coach, Wally Akervik.
John O'Brien as a freshman at UW-Eau Claire
Back to the Home Page