Cal O'Reilly spent the first six years of his pro career with the Nashville Predators organization.
That stability came to an abrupt halt this season, when O'Reilly was traded by Nashville to Phoenix after five games. Since then, O'Reilly has played for three more teams – two AHL and one more NHL (Pittsburgh), and has worn a total of five different jerseys this season.
While O'Reilly may not have enjoyed the stability he had for much of his career, this season certainly has given him an opportunity to play with a ton of great players.
And that has given O'Reilly an advantage when it came time to pick his fantasy team.
Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay), "He's an easy choice, just look at his goal total."
Shea Weber (Nashville), "He can do it all – put up points, hit and fight."
Pekka Rinne (Nashville), "He's so quick and agile. He's big, skilled and he can do it all as a goalie."
Erik Karlsson (Ottawa), "He's having a great year and putting up points while quarterbacking that power play."
Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit), "He's very smart and really good with his stick."
Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit), "He has unbelievable moves."
Brian McGrattan (Nashville), "He's a very tough guy."
Matt Cooke (Pittsburgh), "Been doing it effectively for a long time."
Claude Noel (Manitoba-AHL), "I played for him in Milwaukee during my first pro season and I really liked him."
Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton, Los Angeles, N.Y. Rangers, St. Louis), "He's the best player that ever played. I loved the way he played and he did some unbelievable things."