Sean Blanchard played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1994-95 to 1997
-98, all with the Ottawa 67’s. Blanchard is slated to played for the Frankfurt Lions of Germany’s DEL in the upcoming season.
Sean Blanchard’s Ontario Hockey League career was great throughout, but his third season topped them all. His 68 points in 66 regular season games helped him earn the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the OHL’s best defenseman. He also contributed 18 points in 24 playoff games for the 67’s but the heavily favoured team lost out in the Robertson Cup finals and were denied a visit to the Memorial Cup.
Sean was a 4th round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in the 1997 NHL draft, 99th overall. After three seasons toiling in the North American minors (AHL, ECHL, IHL) he began his European career in 2001-02. The season before, Blanchard bounced around, playing for three different teams: Florida Everblades – ECHL, Grand Rapids Griffins – IHL, Manitoba Moose – IHL.
Blanchard made a return to North America in 2006-07 and split his season between the Augusta Lynx of the ECHL and the Portland Pirates of the AHL. Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Sean has played in Germany in the DEL. The 2010-11 season will be his second with the Frankfurt Lions.
Sean has also played in Great Britain (BISL), Switzerland (National A and National B) and Italy’s Lega Hockey Italiano Ghiaccio.