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 Leagueâ€™s Utica Comets in scoring with a team-high 61 points on 10 goals and 51 assists while serving as team captainâ€¦ 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 Uticaâ€™s 23 postseason contestsâ€¦ Vital part of a Utica team that established franchise records for wins (47) and points in a season (103)â€¦ 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 membersâ€¦ 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 leagueâ€™s top point-gettersâ€¦ Represented the Comets at the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic in Utica, marking his third selection to the midseason eventâ€¦ Compiled a team-high 16 multi-point games during the regular season, including four straight outings to kickoff the campaignâ€¦ Led the team and ranked fourth in the AHL in playoff scoring after producing 19 points (2+17) during Uticaâ€™s run to the Finals, bringing the Comets to within three wins of their first league titleâ€¦ Was tops in the league in assists (17) and power-play assists (7) in the postseasonâ€¦ Tied for seventh-best with a +11 on-ice ratingâ€¦ Scored Uticaâ€™s lone goal in a season-ending 2-1 loss to Manchester in Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals on 6/13â€¦ Tied for the AHLâ€™s fourth-longest assist streak in the 2015 Playoffs when he recorded five assists over a four-game period between 5/24 and 5/29â€¦ Totaled six points (0+6) in the first-round series against Chicago, including back-to-back two-assist efforts in Games 4 and 5â€¦ Opened the postseason with an assist in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Chicago on 4/22â€¦ Collected an assist at Adirondack on 4/18 to close out the regular seasonâ€¦ 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 spanâ€¦ Scored a goal and added a power-play assist vs. Toronto on 2/20â€¦ Picked up two assists against Binghamton on 2/08â€¦ 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 1/26â€¦ Earned eight points (1+7) over a five-game point streak (1+7) from 12/03 to 12/13â€¦ Registered a season-high three assists at San Antonio on 12/05â€¦ Had two points (1+1) and was credited with the game-winning goal in a 4-3 win at Texas on 12/03â€¦ Tallied two assists against Chicago on 11/14â€¦ Posted a six-game point streak (1+10) from 10/22 to 11/01â€¦ Scored his first goal of the season while shorthanded vs. Toronto on 10/25â€¦ Assisted on both goals in Uticaâ€™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 seasonâ€¦ 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 Cometsâ€¦ Recorded 23 of his 38 assists on the power-play, tying him for seventh among league leaders in that categoryâ€¦ Had a point in six of his first 10 games for Uticaâ€¦ Piled up 10 points (4+6) over the final nine games of the season, including a six-game point streak (3+5) to begin Aprilâ€¦ Scored the eventual game-winner in a 3-2 victory over Toronto on 4/18â€¦ Tied for the AHLâ€™s sixth-longest assist streak of the season when he totaled nine assists over a seven-game period from 2/28 to 3/15â€¦ The streak also accounted for nine of his 11 total points during the month of Marchâ€¦ Collected back-to-back multi-assist games (0+2) at Syracuse on 2/21 and at Binghamton on 2/22â€¦ Tallied an assist in five straight games (0+5) from 12/15 to 12/28â€¦ Notched two points (1+1) in a 5-2 win against Binghamton on 12/13â€¦ Scored his first goal as a Comet at Abbotsford on 11/29â€¦ 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 Leagueâ€¦ Finished the year abroad ranked among the teamâ€™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 totalâ€¦ Appeared in 33 NHL contests with the Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins, recording seven points (2+5) and four PIMâ€¦ Amassed 12 points (1+11) over 26 combined American Hockey League games for the Portland Pirates and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguinsâ€¦ Joined Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for its playoff run, adding nine points (5+4) in 12 Calder Cup Playoff appearancesâ€¦ Opened the postseason with a goal in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Hershey on 4/20â€¦ Assisted on three goals in a 4-1 win over Worcester on 3/17â€¦ Earned the primary assist on the lone goal in a 4-1 loss at Norfolk on 3/14â€¦ Collected his first two points for the Baby Penguins with a pair of assists at Springfield on 3/11â€¦ Recorded two shots in his debut for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton vs. Syracuse on 2/25â€¦ Skated in his final NHL game of the season against Anaheim on 2/15â€¦ Registered first point for Pittsburgh with an assist on Matt Niskanenâ€™s power-play goal at New Jersey on 2/05, a 5-2 Penguins lossâ€¦ Made his Pittsburgh debut at Boston on 2/04, recording one shot and earning 13:17 of ice timeâ€¦ Claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh on 2/01â€¦ Netted his first goal for Portland against Springfield on 1/27â€¦ Recorded his first point as a Pirate with an assist vs. St. Johnâ€™s on 1/21â€¦ Assigned to AHL Portland on 1/18 and made his Pirates debut later that night in a 4-2 win over Connecticutâ€¦ Tallied an assist against St. Louis on 12/23â€¦ Found the net in a 4-3 win at Carolina on 12/21â€¦ Scored his first goal for Phoenix against the New York Rangers on 12/17â€¦ Collected his first point as a Coyote with an assist against Montreal on 11/10â€¦ Debuted for the Coyotes against Edmonton on 11/05, skating 13:00 in a 4-2 Phoenix victoryâ€¦ Traded to Phoenix on 10/28â€¦ 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 Predatorsâ€™ 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 seasonâ€¦ Set NHL career-highs in goals (6), assists (12) and points (18) while totaling 44 shots on goal and averaging 16:54 of ice timeâ€¦ Missed the remainder of the season after suffering a broken fibula in his right leg in a game against Columbus on 1/02â€¦ Matched a season-long five-game point streak from 11/30 to 12/08, recording two goals and three assists over that stretchâ€¦ Provided the insurance marker in a 3-0 win at Montreal on 11/18â€¦ Posted six points (2+4) over a five-game point streak from 10/30 to 11/11â€¦ Finished with a goal and an assist and was +3 at Anaheim on 11/07â€¦ Scored 42 seconds into the first period of 1-0 shutout win at Dallas on 10/23â€¦ Won 72.7% off his face-off attempts vs. Calgary on 10/19â€¦ Logged a season-high 22:07 of ice time against Washington on 10/16â€¦ Recorded a season-high three assists, including two on the power-play, in a 4-3 win over St. Louis on 10/14â€¦ Made his season debut against Anaheim on 10/09
2009-10: Split the season between Nashville and the AHLâ€™s Milwaukee Admiralsâ€¦ Scored two goals and tacked on nine assists in 31 NHL outings with the Predatorsâ€¦ Registered 40 points (9+31) in 35 games for Milwaukee, ranking third on the team in assists (31) and fifth in pointsâ€¦ Led all Admirals skaters with a +19 on-ice rating while averaging a team-best 1.14 points-per-gameâ€¦ Scored twice on the power-play and added a shorthanded tallyâ€¦ Named to the Canadian All-Star roster for the second straight yearâ€¦ Finished with multi-point efforts in 11 of his 35 games for Milwaukeeâ€¦ Scored first NHL goal of the season against the New York Islanders on 2/09â€¦ Assisted on all three Predator goals in a 4-3 loss at San Jose on 2/06â€¦ Collected an assist in his final appearance for Milwaukee at San Antonio on 1/24â€¦ 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-Starsâ€¦ Contributed two assists in a 5-3 at Edmonton on 1/12â€¦ Tallied two assists and was +2 on three occasions in January â€“ vs. Chicago on 1/22, at Manitoba on 1/16 and at Hamilton on 1/03â€¦ Tied for the ninth-longest point streak of the season when he notched 11 points (4+7) over nine games between 12/11 and 12/29â€¦ Had three points (1+2) and was +3 at Peoria on 11/14â€¦ Helped set up both Milwaukee goals in a 3-2 loss at Grand Rapids on 11/13â€¦ First goal of the season came on the power-play and was the game-winner at Rockford on 10/31â€¦ Was +3 at Ottawa on 10/22â€¦ Skated a season-high 18:00 at Boston on 10/21â€¦ Made his NHL season debut against Chicago on 10/15â€¦ Matched a career-high with four assists in a 5-2 win at Peoria on 10/14â€¦ 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 Milwaukeeâ€¦ His 56 assists led the Admirals and were tied for second-most in the leagueâ€¦ Tied for fifth in the AHL with 26 power-play assistsâ€¦ Finished one point behind Mike Santorelli for the team lead in scoring while ranking 15th overall among the leagueâ€™s top scorers, marking his third straight 65-point campaignâ€¦ Added four power-play goals and paced all Milwaukee skaters with 1.03 points-per-gameâ€¦ Compiled 16 multi-point games, including four straight outings from 12/06 to 12/13â€¦ 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 Classicâ€¦ Had a four-game NHL point streak (3+1) from 3/28 to 4/03â€¦ Netted his second career NHL goal while skating a season-high 19:50 at Columbus on 3/31â€¦ Scored his first career NHL goal against Los Angeles on 3/28â€¦ Totaled 13 points (2+11) over a season-long eight-game point streak from 2/27 to 3/18â€¦ Also tied for the AHLâ€™s sixth-longest assist streak over that spanâ€¦ Had a point on all three goals (2+1) in a 3-2 victory at Rockford on 3/11â€¦ Tallied three assists in a 6-2 win against Iowa on 3/05â€¦ Recorded his first NHL point with an assist in his NHL debut against Detroit on 2/28â€¦ Factored in on all five Milwaukee goals in a 5-4 win over Peoria on 2/08â€¦ 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 pointsâ€¦ Was also +4 on the night to earn first star honorsâ€¦ Netted a goal and had four shots in the 2009 AHL All-Star Game, a 14-11 loss for the Canadian squadâ€¦ Gathered three assists in consecutive games at Iowa on 11/22 and against Peoria on 11/26â€¦ Had an eight-game point streak (4+8) from 10/17 to 11/07â€¦ 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 Admiralsâ€¦ Became the first Milwaukee player since the 1996-97 campaign to surpass the 60-assist mark in a seasonâ€¦ Set career-highs in both offensive categories while adding 16 goals, four of which were scored on the power-playâ€¦ Tied for fourth in the league with five shorthanded talliesâ€¦ Placed sixth in the AHL with 27 power-play assists and owned a team-best +9 on-ice ratingâ€¦ Paced the Admirals with 18 multi-point gamesâ€¦ Contributed three points (1+2) in six playoff contestsâ€¦ Recorded nine points (2+7) over a five-game point streak from 3/11 to 3/22â€¦ Scored twice and added an assist against Rockford on 2/17â€¦ Registered a career-high five points (1+4) and was +4 in a 6-4 win at Grand Rapids on 2/16â€¦ Collected a career-high four assists, including the primary helper on the game-winning goal, in a 7-3 win at Peoria on 2/02â€¦ Finished with a goal and assisted on two others vs. Chicago on 2/01â€¦ Set up three goals in a 5-4 win against San Antonio on 1/23â€¦ 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 timeâ€¦ Also had the fourth-longest assist streak of the season during that stretchâ€¦ Totaled 12 points (2+10) in 13 games during the month of December over two separate five-game point streaksâ€¦ Picked up three points (2+1) in an 8-1 rout of Quad City on 10/24â€¦ Tallied a pair of assists at Iowa on 10/21
2006-07: Skated in 78 regular-season games for Milwaukee in his first professional seasonâ€¦ Ranked second on the Admirals in scoring and finished tied for fifth among AHL rookies with 65 points on 18 goals and 47 assistsâ€¦ Scored five of his career-high 18 goals on the power-play and had one shorthanded tallyâ€¦ Led the team in assists, finished second in points and third in goalsâ€¦ His 47 assists also led all first-year players and were tied for ninth-most in the leagueâ€¦ Tied for third with two overtime game-winning goalsâ€¦ Collected three points (1+2) in four postseason appearances with Milwaukeeâ€¦ Ended the regular season on an eight-game point streak (4+9) from 3/28 to 4/15â€¦ Posted back-to-back three-point (1+2) games against Chicago on 4/06 and 4/13, respectivelyâ€¦ 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 3/18â€¦ Marked the first multi-goal game of his careerâ€¦ Had a three-game assist streak (0+4) from 2/16 to 2/18â€¦ Factored in on all three Milwaukee goals, scoring once and adding two assists in a 4-3 loss at Omaha on 1/24â€¦ Recorded three assists against Grand Rapids on 12/17â€¦ Notched a season-high four points (1+3) and was +2 in an 8-1 win at Grand Rapids on 11/14â€¦ 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 runâ€¦ Paced the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League in scoring with 99 points (18+81) while appearing in all 68 regular-season gamesâ€¦ Tied for third in the OHL with 81 assists and finished eighth overall in points among the leagueâ€™s top scorersâ€¦ Finished with 41 power-play helpers, good enough for eighth in the OHL in that categoryâ€¦ Led the Spitfires in postseason scoring after registering 11 points (3+8) in seven playoff contestsâ€¦ Notched one assist in 10 playoff appearances with the Admiralsâ€¦ 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 gamesâ€¦ More impressively, seven of the 11 games over that stretch were multi-point outings, including three three-point effortsâ€¦ Recorded his first professional point with an assist in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Houston on 5/06â€¦ Made his first professional playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Iowa on 4/21â€¦ Made his professional debut against Chicago on 4/14â€¦ 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 PIMâ€¦ More than tripled his offensive output from his rookie campaignâ€¦ Ranked second on the team in assists (50) and points and finished fourth in goals (24)â€¦ Tied for 13th in the OHL in assistsâ€¦ Added seven power-play goals to go along with a team-best +9 on-ice ratingâ€¦ Notched 10 points (3+7) over a season-long eight-game point streak from 1/21 to 2/11â€¦ Was one of five Spitfires averaging more than a point-per-gameâ€¦ Skated in 11 postseason matchups, scoring four goals and picking up five assists for nine pointsâ€¦ 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 Spitfiresâ€¦ Dressed in three of four playoff contests for Windsor, tallying an assist in Game 2 of the first-round series against London on 3/21â€¦ Scored his first career goal as part of a two-point (1+1) night at Sarnia on 11/14â€¦ Notched the first multi-point game of his career with two assists in a 4-0 shutout win over Erie on 9/28â€¦ Collected his first point on an assist against Kitchener on 9/25â€¦ Made his OHL debut at Guelph on 9/19
2002-03: Played the 2002â€“03 season with the St. Maryâ€™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 Oâ€™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. Coloradoâ€™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.