TJ Oshie wasn’t named to the Metropolitan Division All-Stars on Monday, but there’s still a chance he could make the team.
Monday afternoon, Oshie was selected as Washington’s representative for Last Men In – a vote that allows NHL fans to determine the final player of each division for the 2020 All-Star Game.
For Oshie, it would be an incredible honor.
🎶 COUNTRY ROADS TAKE ME TO THE ALL-STAR GAME TO THE PLACE I BELONG 🎶 @TJOshie77 has been selected for the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In Ballot and needs your votes! Let's get this man to St. Louis.
— Washington ☃️ Capitals (@Capitals) December 30, 2019
Despite a stellar career, the popular Capitals forward has never been an NHL All-Star before. The game is also being held in St. Louis where he was first drafted and initially made a name for himself as a player in the NHL.
St. Louis Blues broadcaster, Darren Pang, recently took to Twitter to encourage the NHL to name Oshie as Ovechkin’s replacement.
“Last thing we need at any All Star games are players that don’t want to be there, for whatever reasons,” Pang wrote. “This may work out perfectly, as TJ Oshie would be a fine replacement for the game, and fans in St.Louis.”
Oshie is tied with Jakub Vrana for second on the Capitals in goals (15) and is fifth on the team in points (27).
Voting for Last Men In opens Wednesday, January 1, at 12 PM ET and closes Friday, Jan. 10, at 11:59 PM ET.
Here are all the players that will be eligible to be voted in.
Boston Bruins: Patrice Bergeron (F)
Buffalo Sabres: Rasmus Dahlin (D)
Detroit Red Wings: Dylan Larkin (F)
Florida Panthers: Aleksander Barkov (F)
Montreal Canadiens: Max Domi (F)
Ottawa Senators: Jean-Gabriel Pageau (F)
Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos (F)
Toronto Maple Leafs: Mitch Marner (F)
Chicago Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews (F)
Colorado Avalanche: Cale Makar (D)
Dallas Stars: Jamie Benn (F)
Minnesota Wild: Ryan Suter (D)
Nashville Predators: Matt Duchene (F)
St. Louis Blues: David Perron (F)
Winnipeg Jets: Patrik Laine (F)
Carolina Hurricanes: Teuvo Teravainen (F)
Columbus Blue Jackets: Nick Foligno (F)
New Jersey Devils: Nico Hischier (F)
New York Islanders: Brock Nelson (F)
New York Rangers: Mika Zibanejad (F)
Philadelphia Flyers: Claude Giroux (F)
Pittsburgh Penguins: Kris Letang (D)
Washington Capitals: T.J. Oshie (F)
Anaheim Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf (F)
Arizona Coyotes: Clayton Keller (F)
Calgary Flames: Johnny Gaudreau (F)
Edmonton Oilers: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (F)
Los Angeles Kings: Drew Doughty (D)
San Jose Sharks: Tomas Hertl (F)
Vancouver Canucks: Quinn Hughes (D)
Vegas Golden Knights: Max Pacioretty (F)
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2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas
For the second straight season, the NHL will allow fans to select four players from a list of 31 All-Star caliber players-one from each NHL team (determined by the League’s Hockey Operations Department) – as part of the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas. The highest vote-getters by division then will be added to their respective All-Star rosters.
Voting for the Last Men In opens Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 12 p.m. ET and closes Friday, Jan. 10, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Fans will be permitted to select as few as one player and a maximum of four players per ballot. The maximum number of ballots cast per 24-hour period for each fan is 10.
How to vote
NHL.com/Vote will feature interactive ballots available in 10 languages – English, French, Czech, Finnish, German, Mandarin, Russian, – Slovak, Spanish and Swedish – and accessible anywhere in the world.
– The NHL App will offer fans a mobile interactive ballot that is available on most devices.
– Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.
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