He spent the first pair of his years in draft club Winnipeg Jets‘ system primarily with affiliate St. John’s IceCaps before moving on as an unrestricted free agent to a year under contract to Pittsburgh Penguins.
In his debut he skated 12 shifts for 9:25 of total ice with 3 shots on net in a 2-0 win.
He’s since been returned to affiliate Lehigh Valley Phantoms and will no doubt continue to help them win.
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2nd year defenseman Will O’Neill(23) signed a 1-year entry level deal for 2012/2013 with Winnipeg Jets after completing his college playing career at University Of Maine, where he was team captain and had a knack for feeding scoring chances.
The 6’1″ 205 lbs. blue liner played 59 games with AHL affiliate St. John’s IceCaps last season, scoring 3 goals and 18 assists. He had also joined them on an ato to finish out 2011/2012 and notched his first professional hockey tally.
Heading into the new year, the 25-year was set to become an unrestricted free agent.
The IceCaps took care of that inking him to a one-year contract to stay with the team. He could also score himself an invite to the parent club’s training camp.