Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Selected To Participate In 2020 NHL All-Star Game In St. Louis

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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie has been selected through the “Last Men In” vote to participate in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis on January 25. He is joining defenseman John Carlson, goaltender Braden Holtby, and head coach Todd Reirden. This marks Oshie’s first All-Star game appearance.

Last Men In Results

Forward T.J. Oshie (Washington Capitals)- Metropolitan Division

Forward Mitch Marner (Toronto Maple Leafs)- Atlantic Division

Forward David Perron (St. Louis Blues)- Central Divison

Defenseman Quinn Hughes (Vancouver Canucks)- Pacific Division

From the Capitals

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie has been selected to participate in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game through the NHL All-Star Last Man In fan vote presented by Adidas, the NHL announced today. The game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Saturday, January 25.

This marks Oshie’s first career All-Star selection. He becomes the 16th forward in franchise history to be named to an All-Star game. This season, the Everett, Washington, native ranks third on the Capitals with 18 goals (Alex Ovechkin: 26 goals; Jakub Vrana: 19) and is sixth on the team in points (33). Oshie leads the Capitals with 13 points recorded in the final 10 minutes of games and overtime, including three game-tying goals with an extra attacker and two minutes or less left in regulation. In addition, Oshie leads the team with 12 goals at home and ranks second with seven power play goals (Ovechkin: nine).

Since joining the Capitals in 2015-16, Oshie ranks second on the team with 120 goals (Ovechkin: 209) and 40 power play goals (Ovechkin: 80). He is one of only 21 players in the NHL with at least 120 goals and 40 power play goals during that span. Oshie’s 17.5 shooting percentage (120 goals on 686 shots) ranks fifth in the NHL among players with at least 200 games played since the 2015-16 season.

Oshie returns to St. Louis, where he started his NHL career in 2008. Selected by the Blues in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2005 NHL Draft, Oshie played in 443 games for St. Louis, recording 310 points (110g, 200a). From 2008-15, Oshie ranked first on the Blues in assists (200) and second in points (David Backes: 361 points). He’s one of 17 players in the Blues’ franchise history to record at least 200 assists and 300 points.

In 779 career games, Oshie has recorded 551 points (230g, 321a). He is one of 49 active players with at least 200 goals, 300 assists and 700 games. Among active players with at least 500 points, Oshie’s 0.71 points per game rank is tied for 37th in the NHL.

Oshie joins defenseman John Carlson and goaltender Braden Holtby as the Capitals’ representatives at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. It marks the second time in franchise history the Capitals have had at least three players participate in the All-Star Game (1984-85: four players). Additionally, Capitals head coach Todd Reirden will coach the Metropolitan Division team at the All-Star Game. Reirden was selected after the Capitals finished with the highest points percentage (points earned divided by total possible points) through games played Thursday, Jan. 2 – the halfway point of the regular season.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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6 Responses to Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Selected To Participate In 2020 NHL All-Star Game In St. Louis

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    No “Game Thread” so I’ll post here in this article:

    First Period against NJD was an absolute piece of garbage

    Future Hall of Fame Head Coach Todd Reirden sure has his boys amped-up tonight! Caps are utterly comatose under this man’s leadership

  2. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Don’t believe me, Caps fans? Don’t think that it’s time to fire the egregiously inferior Future Hall of Famer Washington Capitals’ Head Coach T. Reirden? Well that is 3-0 down to the New Jersey Devils. The New Jersey Devils! This is a last-place team, sports fans.

    Everything about this guy is wrong. He is squeaky and geeky, his players neither fear him nor listen to him. Under his “leadership” the proud Washington Capitals have lapsed into comprehensive confusion. He’s so irresolute that he can’t even bench his disaster goalie who has lost five of six and another one coming up — and put in the superior hot-hand goalie who deserves the promotion.

    GMBM should have fired Reirden weeks ago. There’s still time! Laviolette and Babcock are available. So is Spencer Carbery. GM Brian MacLellan is watching this catastrophe against a last-place team with an injured goalie.

    I’m not “Day One” for nothing. I’ve suffered with the Caps for every season since 1974. I’ve seen them all come and go … and THIS team is absolutely DONE for the season with this Head Coach. They’re not improving and will not improve. GMBM has no choice. He should do the “Pat Quinn” shuffle: Make himself Head Coach for a week while he interviews candidates. Then bring in a real NHL head coach — and send the impostor back to the minor leagues.

  3. Day One Caps Fan says:

    And no Cavalry rescue tonight! The Caps were profoundly outplayed by the turmoil- and injury-ridden New Jersey Devils. Disgusting! The Caps have dished up a BUNCH of stinkers in Dec and Jan, and this one has a cherry on top. 4-1. The New Jersey Devils. The Caps were never in this game. It’s crisis time. Please fire your incompetent coach, GMBM. The rest of this crumbling season is on YOU.

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