NHL Forward: Washington Capitals
Career Highlights: T.J. Oshie, a right winger for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, is best recognized for his outstanding play in a shootout as a member of the United States Olympic hockey team in the 2014 Winter Olympics. In a preliminary-round game against Russia, Oshie was repeatedly selected by USA Head Coach Dan Bylsma to participate in the shootout that ultimately resulted in a 3-2 American victory. Oshie converted 4 of 6 shot attempts including the game winner in the 8th round of the shootout. A seven-year veteran of the St. Louis Blues, Oshie was traded to the Capitals in July 2015. A fan favorite due to his fast and energetic style of play, Oshie has played in 591 games, with 169 goals, 248 assists and 417 career points. In addition to playing on the 2014 U.S. Olympic team, Oshie has played on three U.S. Men’s National Teams and one U.S. National Junior Team. In college, Oshie played for three seasons (2005-08) with the University of North Dakota where he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award and was named to the AHCA West All-America First Team and All-WCHA First Team.