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Top 25 San Jose Sharks under 25: No. 16 Daniel O’Regan

2012 NHL Entry Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Daniel O’Regan was drafted by the Sharks in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Draft. He’s spent the last four seasons playing for Boston University, and was on USA’s World Junior team in 2016 (he scored one goal in four games played).

O’Regan is 5’10 and 176 pounds, and has played both center and left wing. In his last two season with Boston University he scored 44 points in 39 games and 50 points in 41 games, respectively.

From Hockey’s Future:

O’Regan is an undersized but skilled offensive player who is among the better playmakers in the Sharks' system. He has an accurate if not overpowering shot, significant puck skills, and the ability to make control the puck at his top speeds. He plays well under pressure and can thread passes effectively. O'Regan's size will likely be an issue at the pro level but his electric though not reckless style reminds some of players like Tyler Johnson and former BC rival Johnny Gaudreau. He should continue getting stronger and become more defensively aware but his development to this point is encouraging.

Name: Daniel O’Regan

Age (as of 10/12/16): 22

Position: Center/Left Wing

2015-16 Team: Boston University

Where he’ll (probably) be next year: San Jose Barracuda

What we like: He can play at center and he has a strong shot and a great pass.

What to improve on: At 5’10 and 176 pounds, size is a bit of an issue for O’Regan.


Here we can see Daniel O’Regan score an overtime winner for Boston University in 2015’s Northeast Regional. His quick hands are on display along with his passing ability.