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#21 Brendan O'Donnell
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 193
Year: Senior
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Previous Team: Penticton-BCHL
Major: Communication
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Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 08/20/2011
  • Brendan O'Donnell Career Statistics

Career: UND has never lost when he scores a goal (11-0-1).

2013-14 (Junior): Established career highs in games (35), points (18), goals (7), assists (11), game-winning goals (3) and plus/minus (plus-7) ... Tied for the team lead in game-winning goals ... Set up Mark MacMillan’s game-winning goal with 1:44 left in regulation in UND’s 5-2 win over No. 4 Wisconsin in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinal (March 28) ... Was a plus-1 the next night in the championship game against Ferris State (March 29), starting the play that led to Connor Gaarder’s double-overtime winner ... Tied for the team scoring lead during the NCHC playoffs with four points (2g, 2a) in five games ... Had a pair of assists and was a plus-2 in UND’s 5-0 win vs. Western Michigan in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff third-place game (March 22) ... Scored the series clinching goal in the third period of UND’s 4-3 win over Colorado College in Game 3 of their NCHC Quarterfinal series (March 16) ... Also scored a goal in UND’s 4-2 win in Game 1 (March 14) ... Notched a pair of 3-point games, including the first 3-assist game of his collegiate career in a 5-2 win at No. 5 St. Cloud State on Feb. 28 ...  Had two goals (including the GWG) and an assist in a 4-2 win at No. 1 Miami in the NCHC opener ... Was a career-best plus-3 in both of those games ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 4-2 win vs. Nebraska Omaha on Feb. 7 ... Had two 3-point games and three 2-point games ... Racked up a plus-10 rating over his last 12 games … Earned third letter.

2012-13 (Sophomore): Named to the All-WCHA Academic Team ... Achieved career highs in games played (29), points (10) and assists (eight) ... Finished the season with four points (1g, 3a) in his last seven games after collecting six (1g, 5a) in his first 22 ... Scored a goal and was a plus-2 in UND’s 6-0 Game 3 win over Michigan Tech in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs (March 17) ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 3-0 win at No. 15 St. Cloud State (Nov. 9) ... Put together a career-long 3-game point streak from Oct. 26 to Nov. 3, collecting one assist in each game ... Recipient of UND’s Michael and Janel Gehb Men’s Hockey Scholarship Endowment ... Earned second letter.

2011-12 (Freshman):
Underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in February ... Was leading all UND freshmen in goals at the time of his injury ... Finished his freshman campaign with five goals and one assist in 17 games ... Was named WCHA Rookie of the Week on Dec. 6 after enjoying a 2-goal game in a 5-2 win at Alaska Anchorage (Dec. 2) ... Notched the game-winning goal in that victory and was a plus-2 ... Scored his first career goal in a 5-2 win at Bemidji State (Nov. 29) ... Had a goal and an assist in a 4-4 tie with Harvard (Dec. 30) ... Added a goal the following night in a 7-3 win over Harvard (Dec. 31) ... Recipient of the Michael and Janel Gehb Men's Hockey Scholarship Endowment ... Earned his first letter.

Before UND: Selected by Tampa Bay in the sixth round (156th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the 2010-11 season with the BCHL's Penticton Vees and ranked second on the team in scoring with 72 points (29g, 43a) in 58 games ... Also ranked second on the Vees in goals and assists ... Led the BCHL with 18 power-play goals ... Was a Penticton teammate of future UNDteammate Mark MacMillan ... Spent the 2009-10 season with the Winnipeg South Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) ... Was named MJHL Rookie of the Year after collecting 61 points (29g, 32a) in 53 games ... An MJHL Rookie All-Star Team selection ... A 2010 graduate of Vincent Massey Collegiate.

Personal: Majoring in communication ... Son of Art and Violet O'Donnell.