Washington Capitals forward and real American TJ Oshie has always been a thoughtful guy and that was on display once against during the first period of Caps-Rangers. After taking a hooking penalty on Jayson Megna, Oshie was sent to the penalty box as the game went a commercial break. When the Rangers’ telecast returned, Oshie was seen standing at the penalty box door, slamming his stick against the floor to salute U.S. Air Force Veteran, George Maier.
This is so great.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 9, 2016
And this isn’t the first time Oshie has gone out of his way to give props to the United States military. Like during this interview in the Olympics.
Asked by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Dejan Kovacevic how he felt about being called a national hero after his four-goal performance against the Russians in the United States’ dramatic overtime victory, Oshie immediately dismissed the idea.
“The American heroes are wearing camo,” he replied. “That’s not me.”
Oshie also supports Sticks For Troops, an organization that brings hockey sticks to soldiers overseas.
What a guy.
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