T. J. Oshie
|T. J. Oshie|
St. Louis Blues v. Pittsburgh Penguins, Consol Energy Center, November 23, 2011.
December 23, 1986 |
Mount Vernon, WA, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
|NHL team||St. Louis Blues|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||24th overall, 2005
St. Louis Blues
|Competitor for the United States|
|Ice Hockey World Championships|
Timothy Leif "T. J." Oshie (born December 23, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by St. Louis in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Oshie was a high school star player for Warroad High School in Warroad, Minnesota for three seasons, leading the club to two Minnesota State Class A titles in 2003 and 2005. He made the state's All-Tournament Team all three years. With 100 points (37 goals, 63 assists) in 31 games as a senior, he led all Minnesota high school players in scoring. He was subsequently named to 2005 Associated Press and Pioneer Press All-State First Team and was a Minnesota Mr. Hockey Finalist. At the completion of his senior season with the Warriors in 2004–05, he joined the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League (USHL) for 11 games. In the off-season, he was selected 24th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Following his draft, he played for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) for three seasons. Scoring a team-leading 24 goals as a freshman, he added 21 assists for 45 points total. He also set a school record with nine game-winning goals in the season, which also led all NCAA players. He was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team and the WCHA Final Five All-Tournament Team.
In his sophomore year, he improved to 52 points (17 goals and 35 assists), ranking second in team scoring. He earned Third Team All-WCHA and received the Fighting Sioux's Cliff "Fido" Purpur Award, given to the player who demonstrates hard work, determination, while generating excitement on the ice. Following North Dakota's WCHA playoff run, Oshie led all players with eight points (four goals and four assists) in the 2006 NCAA Tournament, earning NCAA West All-Tournament honors. He played his last season with North Dakota as a junior, recording 45 points in 42 games.
St. Louis Blues
On May 13, 2008, Oshie opted to forego his senior season with the Fighting Sioux and signed with the St. Louis Blues. He scored his first career NHL goal on October 22, 2008, against the Detroit Red Wings. Oshie quickly became a fan favorite due to his fast and energetic style of play. Playing in 57 games, Oshie collected 14 goals, 25 assists and 39 points during his rookie year. At the end of the season, he won the NHL's 2008–09 "Goal of the Year" honors, a fan-voted contests on the league's website, for an individual effort against the Vancouver Canucks on March 26, 2009. Receiving the puck in the neutral zone from linemate David Perron, he quickly cut away from the boards causing opposing forward Rick Rypien to fall down. He then deked laterally against defenseman Mattias Ohlund, simultaneously forcing goaltender Roberto Luongo out of his net, leaving a wide-open net that he scored into. The goal tied the game 1–1, leading to an eventual Blues win.
On June 30, 2011, Oshie was re-signed to a one-year contract for $2.35 million. He scored a career-high 54 points the following season. On July 19, 2012, Blues, on the same night of the arbitration hearing, signed Oshie to a five-year contract. The deal is $4.175 million per year.
Oshie played with the United States national team at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Vancouver. Following the Blues' elimination in the 2009 NHL playoffs, he received his first senior national team cap for the 2009 IIHF World Championship. Oshie also competed for the USA in the 2010 IIHF World Championship, scoring 4 goals and 2 assists in 6 games. In 2012, he was the last addition of the USA roster after the Blues were eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Oshie was born on December 23, 1986 in Mount Vernon, Washington to Tim and Tina Oshie. He grew up in Everett, Washington and also lived in Stanwood, Washington. He has two siblings: a brother Taylor and a sister Tawni. As a teenager, he moved to Warroad, Minnesota, graduating from Warroad High School in 2005. While attending University of North Dakota, Oshie majored in general studies.
In January 2007, Oshie along with old teammate Jonathan Toews received alcohol-related citations for being minors in a Grand Forks, North Dakota tavern. They both plead guilty and were placed on probation and then community service.
|2004–05||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||11||3||2||5||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||University of North Dakota||NCAA||43||24||21||45||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of North Dakota||NCAA||43||17||35||52||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||University of North Dakota||NCAA||42||18||27||45||57||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||57||14||25||39||28||4||0||0||0||2|
|2009–10||St. Louis Blues||NHL||76||18||30||48||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||49||12||22||34||15||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||19||35||54||50||9||0||3||3||6|
|2012–13||St. Louis Blues||NHL||30||7||13||20||15||6||2||0||2||2|
|Senior International totals||19||6||4||10||6|
- Ian Walker (2011-04-04). "Gross Misconduct Q&A with T.J. Oshie". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- "T. J. Oshie". University of North Dakota. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
- "T.J. Oshie Official Player Page". NHL.com. Retrieved 2008-07-12.[dead link]
- "T.J. Oshie is Latest WCHA Player to Leave Early – Signs with NHL's St. Louis Blues". WCHA.com. 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2009-04-05.[dead link]
- "Oshie, Lucic MacDonald win Fans Choice Awards". National Hockey League. 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
- "Most Popular E-mail Newsletter". USA Today. 2011-06-30.
- "Oshie, family realize their dream on ice". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 2005-12-21.
- T. J. Oshie's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- T. J. Oshie on Yahoo! Sports
- T. J. Oshie on CBSSports.com
- T. J. Oshie on HockeysFuture.com
- T.J. Oshie on ESPN.com
- T.J. Oshie on FightingSioux.com
|Awards and achievements|
|St. Louis Blues first round draft pick