Ace hockey player, T J Oshie is the prolific right winger of the National Hockey League Team, Washington Capitals whose fast and energetic style of play has been an inspiration to younger players. Having been picked as the 24th overall by St. Louis Blues during the National Hockey League Entry Draft in 2005, Oshie has stepped up his game as his exceptional performance on the playfield has aided his team to emerge as the winner of the Stanley Cup Championship in the year 2018.
He also had a remarkable career statistics as a young player while in high school, recording 37 goals, 63 assists with 100 points on 31 games he played in his senior year. He has also represented his country, the United States in many sports tournaments for which he became a bronze medalist following the participation of their national team in the 2013 Sweden/ Finland Ice Hockey World Championships.
Although his playing career has been disrupted by injuries, T J Oshie has put into play several astonishing performances that have landed him many awards and titles including a two-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association All-Tournament Team and a naming to the All-Western Collegiate Hockey Association First Team.
T J Oshie Biography (Age)
The apt National Hockey League right winger was born as Timothy Leif “T. J.” Oshie into the family of Tim and Tina Oshie in Mount Vernon, Washington, United States on the 23rd of December 1986. He was brought up together with his siblings, Taylor, Tawni and Aleah Hangsleben in Everett, Seattle. His cousin, Gary Sargent is a retired player who was associated with many teams in the National Hockey League, likewise his other cousin, Henry Boucha who played 247 games in over 6 seasons in the National Hockey League.
While growing up, T J Oshie divided his time between his parents who got separated; he partly stayed with his mother who resided in Stanwood as well as living with his father at Warroad in Minnesota. As a result of this, the skilled player attended different high schools which include Stanwood high school and Warroad high school where he graduated from in 2005.
While at Warroad high school, he was a member of the school’s hockey team where he became an elite player and aided his team to two Minnesota State Class A titles. With his prolific scoring records in senior year, Oshie was named to the All-Tournament Team thrice. Upon completion of high school, he began playing in the United States Hockey League for the Sioux Falls Stampede and was later picked by St. Louis Blues as the 24th overall during the National Hockey League entry draft in 2005.
That same year, he enrolled at the University of North Dakota situated in Grand Forks. There, he continued with his prolificacy as he established a school record of nine game-winning goals in his freshman season. His performance earned him a spot in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association All-Rookie Team.
After spending three years at the University of North Dakota, T J Oshie joined St. Louis Blues in May 2008. During his rookie year, he registered 25 assists, 14 goals for 39 points in 57 games played. Prior to being traded to the Washington Capitals, Oshie improved his game as he netted 21 goals along with 39 assists for an impressive record of 60 points.
Later in 2018, the ace player led his team to Stanley Cup Championship victory as they recorded their first ever win in the championship. Recently, he has been sidelined indefinitely as a result of a broken collarbone injury he obtained in April 2019 during a game against Carolina Hurricanes. In addition to his career success in the National Hockey League, T J Oshie has also made his country proud as he has represented the United States in different tournaments including the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Family – His Dad, Wife/Girlfriend, and Daughter
The prolific player’s dad is Tim Oshie. He is suffering from a chronic neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s. Despite his health condition, he was on the ice to share the Stanley Cup victory with his son in 2018. As a former coach of the youth hockey team, Tim Oshie helped his son to develop a passion for the game as he was often on the ice with him.
T J Oshie is married to his sweetheart, Lauren Cosgrove whom he dated for quite sometime before exchanging vows with in July 2015. The pair had already welcomed their first daughter, Lyla Grace Oshie in 2014 before their wedding. They later had their second daughter, Leni Rose in 2017. After the birth of Lyla, she spent some time in the hospital as she was diagnosed with gastroschisis for which she underwent a surgery a few weeks after birth.
T J Oshie’s Salary/Net Worth
After signing an eight-year contract with his current team worth $46 million with an annual average of $5.7 million, T J Oshie earns an annual salary of $4 million and his net worth is estimated at $4 million.