Former Titan forward signs with AHL’s Chicago Wolves


The Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League signed former Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Zach O’Brien, the team announced today.

O’Brien, 23, spent three full seasons with the Titan from 2010 to 2013 and appeared in five games in 2009-10 between the Titan and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. In 192 QMJHL games, O’Brien collected 127 goals and 260 points with just two penalty minutes. He had his best season in 2011-12 when he scored 50 goals and 101 points in 63 games.

The St. John’s, N.L. native was originally a fourth round pick by the Moncton Wildcats in the 2008 QMJHL Entry Draft.

In his post-QMJHL career, O’Brien played five games with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL scoring two goals and four points. He spent the majority of the season with the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs, scoring 14 goals 29 points in 62 points.

The past season, O’Brien enjoyed Calder Cup-winning campaign with the Monarchs. In 62 games, he scored 14 goals and 32 points, while adding three goals and nine points in 19 playoff games.