T.J. Oshie
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T.J. Oshie

Hometown:

Mt. Vernon Washington

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-12-23

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2005

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

1st round (24th overall), 2005

Weight:

194 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2004-05: T.J. Oshie helped lead Warroad High School to an undefeated season and Class A state title. The forward was the state’s scoring champion with 37 goals and 62 assists, was a Mr. Hockey finalist, and was named to the AP All-State first team. Oshie finished his season playing for Sioux Falls in the USHL.
 
2005-06: Oshie burst onto the college scene as a high-scoring freshman. His 24 goals were the highest total amassed by a first year player in the entire NCAA. He was especially potent on the power play, where he scored 11 times.  

2006-07: Oshie's production was slow during the first portion of the season, presumably due to a thumb injury that caused him to play at less than 100 percent. But he returned to his usual form as the season went on, and ended up surpassing his previous years' point total, racking up 52 in 43 games.

2007-08: Deciding to cut his NCAA career short, this would be Oshie’s third and final season with the University of North Dakota (WCHA). The center managed to finish the season with a team-high 45 points (18g+27a) in 42 games while leading the team in assists and tying for the team lead in goals. He was a Top 10 Hobey Baker Award finalist and earned all-tournament honors at the WCHA Final Five and NCAA Midwest Region Championship. In addition, Oshie was an American Hockey Coaches Association first team West All-American and first team All-Western Collegiate Hockey Association forward.

2008-09: In his rookie season in the NHL, Oshie skated in 57 games with the Blues and he scored 14 goals, 25 assists for 39 points. He was held scoreless in 4 postseason games for St. Louis. Oshie skated for the USA at the World Championships, scoring 1 goal, 2 assists in 9 games.

2009-10: Oshie skated in 76 games for the Blues, scoring 18 goals, 30 assists for 48 points. He was again on the USA roster for the World Championships and this time led the team with 4 goals and finished second with 6 points in 6 games.

 

Talent Analysis

Oshie displays proficiency in most offensive aspects of the game. He has excellent puck skills, is dangerous one-on-one, and is a worthy skater. Oshie is a good playmaker with a penchant for sniping goals himself.