December 26, 1987 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)|
|NHL Draft||97th Overall, 2006
He started his career with Vaasa-based Sport. He made his North American debut with the OHL's Mississauga IceDogs in 2005, and was drafted in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, 97th overall, 4th round, by the Washington Capitals.
Osala shared the goal scoring title in 2007 IIHF World Junior Championships. Osala scored five goals in six games, sharing the lead with four other players.
Osala signed a three-year contract with the Capitals in June 2008, and was assigned to Washington's AHL affiliate in Hershey. On December 10, 2008, Osala made his NHL debut replacing the injured Tomas Fleischmann in the Caps' 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins, playing two games total before being returned to the Bears. Osala finished the season with the Hershey Bears' Calder Cup winning team, scoring two goals in Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals.
On March 3, 2010, Osala was traded along with Brian Pothier to the Carolina Hurricanes for Joe Corvo. Osala made a brief NHL appearance with Carolina shortly after the trade, but spent most of the remainder of the season with the Albany River Rats.
Unable to find a role with the Hurricanes and subsequently assigned to AHL affiliate the Charlotte Checkers for the duration of the following season, on May 25, 2011, Osala signed a one-year contract with Russian team Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the KHL.
Regular season and playoffs
|2009–10||Albany River Rats||AHL||16||10||3||13||11||8||2||1||3||2|
|Junior int'l totals||17||6||4||10||37|
|Senior int'l totals||4||0||0||0||2|
- "Capitals sign Oskar Osala to three-year entry level contract". Washington Capitals. 2008-06-19. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
- "Caps add Carolina's Joe Corvo, deal Brian Pothier and Oskar Osala". The Washington Post. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-06-02.
- "Russian KHL next for Oskar Osala" (in Swedish). vasabladet.fi. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2011-06-14.