tj oshie february 2014

Team USA Hockey's T.J. Oshie became an American hero on Saturday when he helped lead the red-white-and-blue to a 3-2 victory via shootout versus Russia in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Oshie scored the game-winning goal, destroying the hearts of many Russians. But who exactly is T.J. Oshie? Here are 10 random facts about him.

1. He's 27 years old Oshie was born on Dec. 23, 1986 in Everett, Washington.

2. He's 5-foot-11 and 194 pounds Self explanatory.

3. He was drafted by St. Louis Blues He was the 24th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Draft. He started playing with St. Louis in 2008 and has been with them every since.

4. He played at Warroad High School It's in Warroad, Minnesota. He was a star, leading the squad to two Class A titles in 2003 and 2005.

5. He played for at North Dakota in college Their team name, the Fighting Sioux, had a lot of controversy at the time. He played there until foregoing his senior season to head to the NHL.

6. He's played for Team USA before Oshie was in the 2006 World Junior Championships squad in Canada. He also played in the 2009 and 2010 IIHF World Championship.

7. He was the last addition to Team USA in 2012 It came after the Blues got knocked out of the NHL Playoffs.

8. NHL runs in his family His first cousin, Gary Sargent, and second cousin, Henry Boucha, played in NHL.

9. He's mentioned in the song "Badass" by Bouncing Souls 


10. He owns Sochi



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