Danny O'Regan

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Daniel "Danny" O'Regan (born January 30, 1994) is an American professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with the San Jose Sharks in the National Hockey League (NHL). O'Regan was selected by the Sharks in the 5th round, 138th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.[1] He is the son of former professional ice hockey player Tom O'Regan.

Danny O'Regan
Born January 30, 1994 (age 24)
Berlin, Germany
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 138th overall, 2012
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2016–present

Playing career

O’Regan spent parts of his childhood in Germany, where he started skating. After his father had retired from professional ice hockey, the family returned to the US, settling in Needham, Massachusetts.[2]

He attended Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, before transferring to St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, Massachusetts, after his sophomore year.[3] He attended the USA Hockey's National Team Development Program and subsequently enrolled at Boston University in 2012, leading the Terriers in points as a freshman, while making the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. He received Hockey East Second Team honors as a junior, helping BU win the Hockey East championship and was named to the All-Regional Team (NCAA Tournament). An assistant captain his senior year, he was named a Hockey East First Team All-Star. O’Regan played 154 games wearing a Terriers' uniform, tallying 66 goals and 88 assists[4] to become the first BU player to pass the 150-point mark since 1998.[5]

In April 2016, he signed a two-year entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).[6] He was initially assigned to AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda to begin the 2016–17 season. On November 21, 2016, O'Regan was recalled from the Barracuda by the San Jose Sharks to make his NHL debut against the New Jersey Devils. He was scoreless as the Sharks were victorious in a 4-0 shutout effort.[7] O'Regan was soon returned to the Barracuda and continued to lead the club in scoring in his first professional season. In 63 regular season games, O'Regan compiled a league best 58 points as a rookie, helping the Barracuda to their first pacific division title. He added 7 points in 15 post-season game before suffering defeat in the Western Conference finals to the Grand Rapids Griffins. O'Regan was awarded as the AHL's Rookie of the Year and earnt a selection to the AHL All-Rookie Team.[8]

International play

Representing the United States, O'Regan won gold at the 2012 U18 World Championships[9] and also played at the 2014 U20 World Championships.[10]


Danny was born in Berlin, Germany, where his father Tom, a former Boston University team captain, played professionally for Berliner SC Preussen at the time.

His older brother Tommy played ice hockey at Harvard University.[11]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Saint Sebastian's School USHS 27 25 25 50 10
2011–12 Saint Sebastian's School USHS 26 20 34 54 12
2011–12 U.S. National Development Team USHL 7 3 2 5 0
2012–13 Boston University HE 39 16 22 38 16
2013–14 Boston University HE 35 10 12 22 14
2014–15 Boston University HE 41 23 27 50 26
2015–16 Boston University HE 39 17 27 44 16
2016–17 San Jose Barracuda AHL 63 23 35 58 10 15 4 3 7 6
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 3 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 3 1 0 1 0


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States IH18 5th 4 2 3 5 2
2012 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 1 3 4 0
2014 United States WJC 5th 4 1 0 1 4
Junior totals 14 4 6 10 6

Awards and honors

Award Year
HE All-Rookie Team 2013
HE Second All-Star Team 2015
HE First All-Star Team 2016
East Second All-American Team 2016
New England D1 All-Stars 2016
All-Rookie Team 2017 [8]
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award 2017 [12]


  1. ^ "Daniel O'Regan". NHL.com. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  2. ^ "Final Beanpot for Hockey's Danny O'Regan | BU Today | Boston University". BU Today. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  3. ^ "O'Regan Following Father's Path | Amateur Hockey News | February 25, 2011". USHR.com The Inside Word on Amateur Hockey. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  4. ^ "Danny O'Regan Bio - GoTerriers.com - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". www.goterriers.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  5. ^ "O'Regan shines in last game at home as Boston University ousts Massachusetts". USCHO.com College Hockey Game Recaps. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  6. ^ "Danny O'Regan Inks ELC With San Jose - TSS". Todays SlapShot. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  7. ^ "Sharks blank Devils". National Hockey League. 2016-11-21. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  8. ^ a b "AHL All-Rookie Team named". American Hockey League. 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  9. ^ "USA". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  10. ^ "United States - 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". www.worldjunior2014.com. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  11. ^ "For Danny O'Regan, Beanpot is a family affair". The Daily Free Press. 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  12. ^ "O'Regan voted AHL's outstanding Rookie". American Hockey League. 2017-04-13. Retrieved 2017-04-13.

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