Cal O'Reilly (C)
Signed a one-way, two-year NHL contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres on July 3, 2015.
2014-15: Completed his ninth professional season leading the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets in scoring with a team-high 61 points on 10 goals and 51 assists while serving as team captain… Appeared in all 99 games for the Comets and was the only skater to play in all 76 regular-season games as well as each of Utica’s 23 postseason contests… Vital part of a Utica team that established franchise records for wins (47) and points in a season (103)… Also saw the Comets to first-place finishes atop the North Division and Western Conference before helping the team advance to the Calder Cup Finals in just their second year as AHL members… Ranked second in the league in assists, including an AHL-best 24 power-play helpers, and finished the campaign tied for 10th overall among the league’s top point-getters… Represented the Comets at the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic in Utica, marking his third selection to the midseason event… Compiled a team-high 16 multi-point games during the regular season, including four straight outings to kickoff the campaign… Led the team and ranked fourth in the AHL in playoff scoring after producing 19 points (2+17) during Utica’s run to the Finals, bringing the Comets to within three wins of their first league title… Was tops in the league in assists (17) and power-play assists (7) in the postseason… Tied for seventh-best with a +11 on-ice rating… Scored Utica’s lone goal in a season-ending 2-1 loss to Manchester in Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals on 6/13… Tied for the AHL’s fourth-longest assist streak in the 2015 Playoffs when he recorded five assists over a four-game period between 5/24 and 5/29… Totaled six points (0+6) in the first-round series against Chicago, including back-to-back two-assist efforts in Games 4 and 5… Opened the postseason with an assist in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Chicago on 4/22… Collected an assist at Adirondack on 4/18 to close out the regular season… Set a franchise record with a league-best 14-game point streak from 3/07 to 4/10, earning 18 points on four goals and 14 assists over that span… Scored a goal and added a power-play assist vs. Toronto on 2/20… Picked up two assists against Binghamton on 2/08… Notched an assist to help the Western Conference All-Stars to a 14-12 victory over the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the 2015 AHL All-Star Game on 1/26… Earned eight points (1+7) over a five-game point streak (1+7) from 12/03 to 12/13… Registered a season-high three assists at San Antonio on 12/05… Had two points (1+1) and was credited with the game-winning goal in a 4-3 win at Texas on 12/03… Tallied two assists against Chicago on 11/14… Posted a six-game point streak (1+10) from 10/22 to 11/01… Scored his first goal of the season while shorthanded vs. Toronto on 10/25… Assisted on both goals in Utica’s season-opening 2-1 win at Toronto on 10/11, earning first star of the game honors
2013-14: Released by Magnitogorsk (KHL) after only 14 games with the club to begin the season… Returned to North America on an AHL contract with Utica, where he finished the campaign second on the team in scoring with 45 points (7+38) in 52 games for the Comets… Recorded 23 of his 38 assists on the power-play, tying him for seventh among league leaders in that category… Had a point in six of his first 10 games for Utica… Piled up 10 points (4+6) over the final nine games of the season, including a six-game point streak (3+5) to begin April… Scored the eventual game-winner in a 3-2 victory over Toronto on 4/18… Tied for the AHL’s sixth-longest assist streak of the season when he totaled nine assists over a seven-game period from 2/28 to 3/15… The streak also accounted for nine of his 11 total points during the month of March… Collected back-to-back multi-assist games (0+2) at Syracuse on 2/21 and at Binghamton on 2/22… Tallied an assist in five straight games (0+5) from 12/15 to 12/28… Notched two points (1+1) in a 5-2 win against Binghamton on 12/13… Scored his first goal as a Comet at Abbotsford on 11/29… Collected his first point on an assist and registered five shots in his debut as a Comet at Rochester on 11/22
2012-13: Played his first full season overseas skating for Magnitogorsk Metallurg of Kontinental Hockey League… Finished the year abroad ranked among the team’s top 10 scorers after putting up 19 points on three goals and 16 assists in 32 games
2011-12: Split the campaign among three NHL franchises and five different hockey clubs total… Appeared in 33 NHL contests with the Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins, recording seven points (2+5) and four PIM… Amassed 12 points (1+11) over 26 combined American Hockey League games for the Portland Pirates and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins… Joined Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for its playoff run, adding nine points (5+4) in 12 Calder Cup Playoff appearances… Opened the postseason with a goal in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Hershey on 4/20… Assisted on three goals in a 4-1 win over Worcester on 3/17… Earned the primary assist on the lone goal in a 4-1 loss at Norfolk on 3/14… Collected his first two points for the Baby Penguins with a pair of assists at Springfield on 3/11… Recorded two shots in his debut for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton vs. Syracuse on 2/25… Skated in his final NHL game of the season against Anaheim on 2/15… Registered first point for Pittsburgh with an assist on Matt Niskanen’s power-play goal at New Jersey on 2/05, a 5-2 Penguins loss… Made his Pittsburgh debut at Boston on 2/04, recording one shot and earning 13:17 of ice time… Claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh on 2/01… Netted his first goal for Portland against Springfield on 1/27… Recorded his first point as a Pirate with an assist vs. St. John’s on 1/21… Assigned to AHL Portland on 1/18 and made his Pirates debut later that night in a 4-2 win over Connecticut… Tallied an assist against St. Louis on 12/23… Found the net in a 4-3 win at Carolina on 12/21… Scored his first goal for Phoenix against the New York Rangers on 12/17… Collected his first point as a Coyote with an assist against Montreal on 11/10… Debuted for the Coyotes against Edmonton on 11/05, skating 13:00 in a 4-2 Phoenix victory… Traded to Phoenix on 10/28… Made season debut for Nashville at Columbus on 10/07, notching an assist while logging a season-high 16:49 of ice time in the Predators’ 3-2 win
2010-11: Skated in a career-high 38 games for Nashville before sustaining an injury that sidelined him for the rest of the season… Set NHL career-highs in goals (6), assists (12) and points (18) while totaling 44 shots on goal and averaging 16:54 of ice time… Missed the remainder of the season after suffering a broken fibula in his right leg in a game against Columbus on 1/02… Matched a season-long five-game point streak from 11/30 to 12/08, recording two goals and three assists over that stretch… Provided the insurance marker in a 3-0 win at Montreal on 11/18… Posted six points (2+4) over a five-game point streak from 10/30 to 11/11… Finished with a goal and an assist and was +3 at Anaheim on 11/07… Scored 42 seconds into the first period of 1-0 shutout win at Dallas on 10/23… Won 72.7% off his face-off attempts vs. Calgary on 10/19… Logged a season-high 22:07 of ice time against Washington on 10/16… Recorded a season-high three assists, including two on the power-play, in a 4-3 win over St. Louis on 10/14… Made his season debut against Anaheim on 10/09
2009-10: Split the season between Nashville and the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals… Scored two goals and tacked on nine assists in 31 NHL outings with the Predators… Registered 40 points (9+31) in 35 games for Milwaukee, ranking third on the team in assists (31) and fifth in points… Led all Admirals skaters with a +19 on-ice rating while averaging a team-best 1.14 points-per-game… Scored twice on the power-play and added a shorthanded tally… Named to the Canadian All-Star roster for the second straight year… Finished with multi-point efforts in 11 of his 35 games for Milwaukee… Scored first NHL goal of the season against the New York Islanders on 2/09… Assisted on all three Predator goals in a 4-3 loss at San Jose on 2/06… Collected an assist in his final appearance for Milwaukee at San Antonio on 1/24… Collected an assist in the 2010 AHL All-Star Game, helping the Canadian AHL All-Stars to a 10-9 win over the PlanetUSA AHL All-Stars… Contributed two assists in a 5-3 at Edmonton on 1/12… Tallied two assists and was +2 on three occasions in January – vs. Chicago on 1/22, at Manitoba on 1/16 and at Hamilton on 1/03… Tied for the ninth-longest point streak of the season when he notched 11 points (4+7) over nine games between 12/11 and 12/29… Had three points (1+2) and was +3 at Peoria on 11/14… Helped set up both Milwaukee goals in a 3-2 loss at Grand Rapids on 11/13… First goal of the season came on the power-play and was the game-winner at Rockford on 10/31… Was +3 at Ottawa on 10/22… Skated a season-high 18:00 at Boston on 10/21… Made his NHL season debut against Chicago on 10/15… Matched a career-high with four assists in a 5-2 win at Peoria on 10/14… Began the year on a tear with 22 points (4+18) over his first 14 games, including a five-game point streak to open the season
2008-09: Had five points (3+2) in 11 games for Nashville and amassed 69 points (13+56) in 67 appearances with Milwaukee… His 56 assists led the Admirals and were tied for second-most in the league… Tied for fifth in the AHL with 26 power-play assists… Finished one point behind Mike Santorelli for the team lead in scoring while ranking 15th overall among the league’s top scorers, marking his third straight 65-point campaign… Added four power-play goals and paced all Milwaukee skaters with 1.03 points-per-game… Compiled 16 multi-point games, including four straight outings from 12/06 to 12/13… Chipped in eight points (2+6) in 11 playoff contests... Opened the season with 32 points over his first 24 games... Named to the Canadian All-Star roster for the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic… Had a four-game NHL point streak (3+1) from 3/28 to 4/03… Netted his second career NHL goal while skating a season-high 19:50 at Columbus on 3/31… Scored his first career NHL goal against Los Angeles on 3/28… Totaled 13 points (2+11) over a season-long eight-game point streak from 2/27 to 3/18… Also tied for the AHL’s sixth-longest assist streak over that span… Had a point on all three goals (2+1) in a 3-2 victory at Rockford on 3/11… Tallied three assists in a 6-2 win against Iowa on 3/05… Recorded his first NHL point with an assist in his NHL debut against Detroit on 2/28… Factored in on all five Milwaukee goals in a 5-4 win over Peoria on 2/08… Recorded first career hat trick in the game, scoring once three different ways (one on the power-play, one shorthanded and one at even strength), and added two assists to match a career-high five points… Was also +4 on the night to earn first star honors… Netted a goal and had four shots in the 2009 AHL All-Star Game, a 14-11 loss for the Canadian squad… Gathered three assists in consecutive games at Iowa on 11/22 and against Peoria on 11/26… Had an eight-game point streak (4+8) from 10/17 to 11/07… Scored once and added two assists at Grand Rapids on 11/01
2007-08: Finished the season ranked third in the AHL in assists (63) and fifth in points (79) while appearing in all 80 regular-season games for the Admirals… Became the first Milwaukee player since the 1996-97 campaign to surpass the 60-assist mark in a season… Set career-highs in both offensive categories while adding 16 goals, four of which were scored on the power-play… Tied for fourth in the league with five shorthanded tallies… Placed sixth in the AHL with 27 power-play assists and owned a team-best +9 on-ice rating… Paced the Admirals with 18 multi-point games… Contributed three points (1+2) in six playoff contests… Recorded nine points (2+7) over a five-game point streak from 3/11 to 3/22… Scored twice and added an assist against Rockford on 2/17… Registered a career-high five points (1+4) and was +4 in a 6-4 win at Grand Rapids on 2/16… Collected a career-high four assists, including the primary helper on the game-winning goal, in a 7-3 win at Peoria on 2/02… Finished with a goal and assisted on two others vs. Chicago on 2/01… Set up three goals in a 5-4 win against San Antonio on 1/23… Posted a season-long nine-game point streak from 1/20 to 2/08, recording 17 points on two goals and 15 assists in that time… Also had the fourth-longest assist streak of the season during that stretch… Totaled 12 points (2+10) in 13 games during the month of December over two separate five-game point streaks… Picked up three points (2+1) in an 8-1 rout of Quad City on 10/24… Tallied a pair of assists at Iowa on 10/21
2006-07: Skated in 78 regular-season games for Milwaukee in his first professional season… Ranked second on the Admirals in scoring and finished tied for fifth among AHL rookies with 65 points on 18 goals and 47 assists… Scored five of his career-high 18 goals on the power-play and had one shorthanded tally… Led the team in assists, finished second in points and third in goals… His 47 assists also led all first-year players and were tied for ninth-most in the league… Tied for third with two overtime game-winning goals… Collected three points (1+2) in four postseason appearances with Milwaukee… Ended the regular season on an eight-game point streak (4+9) from 3/28 to 4/15… Posted back-to-back three-point (1+2) games against Chicago on 4/06 and 4/13, respectively… Scored the game-tying goal and then netted the overtime winner with 36 just seconds to spare in a 3-2 come-from-behind win against Grand Rapids on 3/18… Marked the first multi-goal game of his career… Had a three-game assist streak (0+4) from 2/16 to 2/18… Factored in on all three Milwaukee goals, scoring once and adding two assists in a 4-3 loss at Omaha on 1/24… Recorded three assists against Grand Rapids on 12/17… Notched a season-high four points (1+3) and was +2 in an 8-1 win at Grand Rapids on 11/14… Scored his first professional goal and recorded the first multi-point game of his career with a two-point (1+1) effort against Chicago on 10/13
2005-06: Made his American Hockey League debut, appearing in two games for the Milwaukee Admirals before joining the club for its Calder Cup Playoff run… Paced the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League in scoring with 99 points (18+81) while appearing in all 68 regular-season games… Tied for third in the OHL with 81 assists and finished eighth overall in points among the league’s top scorers… Finished with 41 power-play helpers, good enough for eighth in the OHL in that category… Led the Spitfires in postseason scoring after registering 11 points (3+8) in seven playoff contests… Notched one assist in 10 playoff appearances with the Admirals… Posted his most productive month of the season in February, which saw him produce 21 points (5+16) and record at least one point in each of the 11 games… More impressively, seven of the 11 games over that stretch were multi-point outings, including three three-point efforts… Recorded his first professional point with an assist in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Houston on 5/06… Made his first professional playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Iowa on 4/21… Made his professional debut against Chicago on 4/14… Had nine points (1+8) through the first five games of the season, including a three-assist effort at Saginaw on 9/24
2004-05: Played in all 68 games for Windsor, registering 74 points (24+50) and 16 PIM… More than tripled his offensive output from his rookie campaign… Ranked second on the team in assists (50) and points and finished fourth in goals (24)… Tied for 13th in the OHL in assists… Added seven power-play goals to go along with a team-best +9 on-ice rating… Notched 10 points (3+7) over a season-long eight-game point streak from 1/21 to 2/11… Was one of five Spitfires averaging more than a point-per-game… Skated in 11 postseason matchups, scoring four goals and picking up five assists for nine points… Recorded a season-high four points (1+3) at Kingston on 11//07
2003-04: Recorded 21 points (3+18) in 61 games in his first OHL season with the Spitfires… Dressed in three of four playoff contests for Windsor, tallying an assist in Game 2 of the first-round series against London on 3/21… Scored his first career goal as part of a two-point (1+1) night at Sarnia on 11/14… Notched the first multi-point game of his career with two assists in a 4-0 shutout win over Erie on 9/28… Collected his first point on an assist against Kitchener on 9/25… Made his OHL debut at Guelph on 9/19
2002-03: Played the 2002–03 season with the St. Mary’s Lincolns Jr-B team of the Western Ontario Hockey League (OHA), where he led all rookies in scoring and made the WOHL All-Rookie Team
Older brother of current Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly, who was acquired on June 26, 2015 along with Jamie McGinn from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko , J.T. Compher and the 31st overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Colorado’s second-round pick (33rd overall) in 2009, Ryan has amassed 246 points (90+156) in 427 career NHL games, all with the Avalanche, and was the 2013-14 winner of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, presented annually to the player who exhibits sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct.