On the Washington Capitals‘ first day off during phase three of the NHL’s return-to-play plan, the team released a video of forward T.J. Oshie mic’d up during practice earlier this week. You can watch the video below:
The video shows Oshie doing skating drills, giving his teammates a hard time, including goaltending prospect Vitek Vanecek, talking to his coaches, and pushing the pace of training camp.
Oshie’s tenacity and energy are just two things all Capitals fans have been missing during the NHL pause.
Oshie recorded 26 goals, 49 points, and a +4 rating while playing all 69 games for the Capitals during the regular season. This season was the first he didn’t miss a regular-season game during his Capitals career.
He expressed his excitement of being with his teammates in the Toronto bubble earlier this week. You can read more here.
Oshie and the Capitals’ lone exhibition game before the round-robin tournament is set for July 29, less than two weeks away, against the Carolina Hurricanes. The team opens their round-robin tournament against the Tampa Bay Lightning on August 3.
By Harrison Brown