Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned forward Patrick O’Sullivan to the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes’ American Hockey League affiliate.
The 5-foot-11, 189 pound O’Sullivan has appeared in 17 games with Phoenix this season, registering two goals and one assist. Last season, the 26-year-old native of Winston-Salem, N.C., appeared in 31 games with Carolina and Minnesota, recording two goals and six assists.
In 2010-11, O’Sullivan helped lead the Houston Aeros (AHL) to the Calder Cup Final, recording a team-high 4-14-18 in 24 playoff games. In 36 regular season games with Houston, he collected 19-29-48.
An AHL All-Star and the league’s rookie of the year in 2005-06 when he posted 47 goals and 93 points, O’Sullivan has totaled 180 points (84-96-180) in 155 career AHL contests with Houston and Manchester.
O’Sullivan was originally drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the second round (56th overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft.