TJ Oshie potentially has world’s cutest family. Thanks to his wife Lauren, we now know that TJ’s oldest daughter Lyla is playing soccer.
But she’s not wearing her papa’s number 77.
Video: Lauren Oshie Snapchat
Lyla is wearing Nicklas Backstrom’s number 19.
Clearly Lyla has her mind set on being an elite, playmaking striker who takes all the kick-offs. Her number also tells us that she wants to be an unselfish player and create the best shot possible for her teammates. Off the pitch, she will be the most reliable player when it’s her turn to bring the team juice boxes and oranges as a postgame snack.
Scoring goals is cool, Dad, but it appears flashy Olympic shootout tallies and getting Twitter shoutouts from the president are not Lyla’s thing. On the other hand, avoiding the spotlight, having good hair, and picking flowers out of the field may very much be her thing.
Lyla now joins Ann Schaab in notable kid athletes wearing Nicklas Backstrom’s number. TJ is cool and Ovi is a future Hall of Famer, but there’s just something about Backy.
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