Burton Hockey coasted along for the first couple of seasons on a solid pool of originals. When those originals began to move away, it was then we realised how important it was to incorporate new talent and make them regulars. Of that second generation of Burton Hockey talent, no one has had the impact of Kerry Joshua O'Connor. K.J. and his brother Seamus could not be more opposite in attitude, and this is reflected in their playing styles. While Seamus is reserved and intense, K.J. is in-your-face, outspoken, confident. But no one can argue that it's worked for both of them. K.J. was a star in the making from the second he stepped on the rink; he made the all-star team in his second year, becoming one of the few players to be named at both forward and goaltender in the same season. Along with Seamus and Justin Gordon, K.J. is one of the greatest dual threats ever, and has the best claim of anyone to be called the greatest goaltender ever of either league. Much to the chagrin of his exasperated opponents, his 2007 campaign was and is the most complete domination of both ends of the rink Burton Hockey has ever seen in a season, as he finished the year with a record .904 in goal and missed the scoring title by just a single point (it would have been his were it not for his stints in goal). In the process, he pretty much swept the year-end awards, winning ten (MVP, MOP, MOG, Dual Threat, Ironman, etc.). It could have been a clean sweep, except he wasn't a defenceman or a rookie. Everything else was his. K.J. broke the hegemony of the year-2000 originals in Burton. He's consistently gotten better and better as time goes on; 2009 saw him join the ranks of the 3.00 PPG club. He's extremely fast and one of most accurate shooters in history. He's out for glory and not afraid to admit it. Even when a broken femur derailed his 2009 campaign halfway through, within two weeks he was already talking about his inevitable return and how he'd be ready to go for 2010. And he was back that January. Call him brash, call him cocky, it doesn't matter. Just call him what he is: damned good. He's one of the best pure snipers we've ever seen, and perhaps the all-time leading goalie in Burton Hockey history. He's been one of the backbones of BUSH now for years, he was easily the most dominant scorer in the first season of the Arena League, and hopefully he'll continue to drop in after his relocation to Kamloops midway through 2012. Awards: Goaltending Champion - 2004, 2007; Most Valuable Player - 2007; Most Outstanding Player - 2007, 2012 (Arena); Most Outstanding Goaltender - 2007; Dual Threat of the Year - 2004, 2007; Most Improved Player - 2007; Comeback Player of the Year - 2010 (BUSH); Ironman of the Year - 2007 (tie); 1st All-Star - 2007, 2007g, 2012 (Arena); 2nd All-Star - 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 (BUSH), 2011 (BUSH), 2013 (BUSH); Most Dedicated Team - 2007, 2009, 2012; Burton Championship Weekend All-Star - 2011.
Year GP GS G A PTS GPG APG PPG SPG SOG SPCT
2003 27 24 36 17 53 1.50 0.71 2.21 5.75 138 26.09
2004 82 74 128 52 180 1.73 0.70 2.43 6.28 465 27.53
2005 38 38 48 36 84 1.26 0.95 2.21 5.84 222 21.62
2006 57 52 81 52 133 1.56 1.00 2.56 6.37 331 24.47
2007 41 34 46 50 96 1.35 1.35 2.71 4.03 137 33.58
2009 111 81 145 121 266 1.79 1.20 2.99 7.44 603 24.05
2010 102 89 134 109 243 1.49 1.10 2.60 6.66 593 22.43
2011 42 42 82 39 121 1.95 0.93 2.88 8.29 348 23.56
2012 44 37 46 44 90 1.24 1.05 2.30 3.86 143 32.17
2013 6 6 14 7 21 2.33 1.17 3.50 6.50 39 35.90
2014 24 7 10 14 24 1.43 1.00 2.43 7.00 49 20.41
Totals 574 484 770 541 1311 1.59 1.01 2.60 6.34 3068 25.07
Year GG SA SV GA SVPG SPCT SO G A S
2003 3 43 28 15 9.33 0.651 0 0 0 0
2004 8 146 123 23 15.38 0.842 1 0 0 0
2006 5 131 110 21 22.00 0.840 0 0 0 0
2007 7 271 245 26 35.00 0.904 1 0 4 0
2009 30 629 513 116 17.10 0.816 1 0 24 1
2010 13 222 170 52 13.08 0.766 1 1 11 2
2012 7 141 122 19 17.43 0.865 0 0 5 0
2014 17 373 320 53 18.82 0.858 0 0 7 0
Totals 90 1956 1631 325 18.12 0.834 4 1 51 3
Year Total 1st (15) 2nd (10) 3rd (5)
2003 10 0 0 10
2004 70 30 30 10
2005 5 0 0 5
2006 75 30 20 25
2007 50 15 30 5
2009 100 60 30 10
2010 60 30 10 20
2011 40 30 10 0
2012 95 75 10 10
2013 15 15 0 0
2014 5 0 0 5
Totals 525 285 140 100

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