BOSTON — Boston University’s Chris O’Sullivan has signed a pro contract with the Calgary Flames, forgoing his senior year. O’Sullivan was drafted as a defenseman on the second round in 1992, prior to his attending BU.
In 1992-93 he redshirted after a neck injury felled him after only five games. The following year he was one of many excellent defenseman on a Terrier team that progressed all the way to the title game before falling to Lake Superior State.
BU’s strength on the blueline the following year, combined with O’Sullivan’s well-rounded skills, prompted his shift to left wing on a line with Steve Thornton and Mike Grier. The line immediately clicked and he went on to score 23 goals and 33 assists.
After BU won the national championship, O’Sullivan was named tournament MVP for his three goals and all-around play. He was also named a second team All-American.
Last year O’Sullivan was shifted back to defense near the end of the season and was named to the All-tournament team at the NCAA regional.
His skating, playmaking, and defensive skills have earned him berths on national select teams ranging from the Select-16 and Select-17 teams to positions on the US teams that have competed in the World Junior Championships.