The Washington Capitals have re-signed right wing T.J. Oshie to an eight-year, $46 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
“T.J. is an invaluable member of our team and we felt it was imperative for us to re-sign him in a competitive free agent market,” said MacLellan. “T.J. is a highly competitive player with a tremendous skill set; he epitomizes the kind of player our team must have in order for us to continue to put ourselves in a position to compete in this League.”
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) June 23, 2017
FROM CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE
In 148 career games with the Capitals, Oshie has earned 107 points (59g, 48a). Oshie, 30, registered 56 points (33g, 23a) in 68 games with the Capitals last season, recording career highs in goals and plus/minus (+28). The 6’0”, 189-pound right wing led the NHL in shooting percentage (23.1%) in 2016-17 and ranked seventh in the NHL in plus/minus. His 33 goals marked the first time a Capitals player other than Alex Ovechkin scored 30 goals in a season since 2009-10 (Alex Semin: 40, Nicklas Backstrom: 33). Oshie recorded his third career hat trick and tied his career high with four points (3g, 1a) on March 18 at Tampa Bay, marking his fifth-career four-point game and second of the 2016-17 season (Nov. 16 vs. Pittsburgh: 2g, 2a). On March 28 at Minnesota, Oshie scored two goals, marking his 16th career multi-goal game. He has recorded nine multi-goal games in 148 games with Washington after recording seven in 443 games with St. Louis. The Capitals were 27-3-2 last season when Oshie earned a point and are 54-7-6 all-time in games when he records a point.
During the 2015-16 season, Oshie recorded 51 points (26g, 25a) in 80 games with Washington. He set a career high in power-play goals (11) and tied his career high in games played (80) and game-winning goals (5). Oshie ranked second on the team in goals and power-play goals in 2015-16, third in game-winning goals, tied for fourth in plus/minus (+16) and fifth in points. In addition, he ranked third among Capitals forwards in hits (134). The Everett, Wash., native has recorded 417 points (169g, 248a) in 591 career NHL games with St. Louis and Washington. Oshie was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2005 NHL Draft and ranks sixth among players drafted in 2005 in points and seventh in goals and assists.
By Jon Sorensen