2013 MLL Season:
O’Brien tallied two goals, three groundballs and went 3-8 in face-offs against the Denver Outlaws (5/4) in the season home opener followed by tallying four groundballs and went 8-21 in face-offs against the Chesapeake Bayhawks (5/11). O’Brien then scored one goal and tallied three groundballs and went 8-16 in face-offs against the New York Lizards (5/18) and went 11-25 in face-offs as well as tallying four groundballs against the Hamilton Nationals (5/23). O’Brien tallied five groundballs and went 9-15 in face-offs against the Rochester Rattlers (6/2) as well as tallying seven groundballs and went 11-23 in face-offs against the Charlotte Hounds (6/8). O’Brien tallied seven groundballs and went 14-27 in face-offs against the Rochester Rattlers (6/15) and tallied six groundballs and went 8-24 in face-offs against the Denver Outlaws (6/22). O’Brien tallied five groundballs and went 9-23 in face-offs against the Boston Cannons (6/29) followed by tallying two groundballs and going 10-25 in face-offs against the Chesapeake Bayhawks (6/7). O’Brien scored one goal and tallies four groundballs, as well as going 14-28 in face-offs against the Hamilton Nationals (7/20). O'Brien tallies four groundballs against the Charlotte Hounds (7/27) and went 11-25 in face-offs. O'Brien scored two goals, tallied five groundballs and went 7-26 in face-offs against the Boston Cannons (8/3). O'Brien scored one goal and tallied three groundballs against the New York Lizards (8/10).
2013 MLL Stats:
2012 MLL Season:
Eric O'Brien played in 11 games for the Machine in 2012 and played in his first MLL game against the Long Island Lizards (6/1), he played in his first MLL game since the 2007 season. In his first game back, O’Brien won five of 10 face-offs. In his second game of the season against the Denver Outlaws (6/9), O'Brien won five of nine more face-offs, setting his career high for face-off wins in a season. O'Brien continued his success at the X against the Lizards (6/16) when he won 16 out of 30 face-offs. O'Brien won 11 more face-offs against the Charlotte Hounds (6/23) and scooped up a career high six groundballs. Against the Outlaws (7/4), O'Brien became the league leader in face-off percentage with an 11-15 performance. O'Brien also recorded his first assist of the season. O'Brien recorded his first career goal in the Machine's game at Hamilton (7/13), and in back-to-back games against Hamilton O'Brien won 17 face-offs. O'Brien had a .631 face-off percentage against the Chesapeake Bayhawks (7/21) and had two groundballs. O'Brien won his 85th face-off of the year when he faced the Rattlers (7/28) for the first time in 2012. Against the Boston Cannons (8/4), O'Brien had his second assist of the season and a week later (8/11), O'Brien scored his third goal of the year.
Columbus player Eric O’Brien finished out the 2012 season with three goals and two assists, as well as winning 107-224 face-offs and tallying 35 groundballs. He played four seasons for Ohio State University from 2004-2007 where he was named two-time GWLL Player of the Week, 2007 Top Ten NCAA Finalist for face-off wins 2007 Ohio State Most Improved Player, 2005 and 2007 OSU Ground Ball Award and 2007 Academic All-Big Ten. O’Brien joined MLL in 2007 where he played for San Francisco.