Caps forward TJ Oshie is an All-Star for the first time in his career. As part of the NHL’s Last Men In fan vote competition, Oshie will join David Perron,Mitch Marner, and Quinn Hughes on the 2020 NHL All-Star Team.
This is Oshie’s first All-Star nod. He has scored 18 goals and 15 assists this season.
— NHL (@NHL) January 11, 2020
From the NHL:
NEW YORK / TORONTO (Jan. 11, 2020) – Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner (Atlantic), St. Louis Blues forward David Perron (Central), Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie (Metropolitan) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (Pacific) have won the final roster spots for the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend as a result of voting in the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas. All four players will be making their All-Star Game debuts.
More than 18 million votes were cast over the 10-day period (Jan. 1-10) for the fan vote campaign, up 59.3 percent from last year.
Fans worldwide were able to cast their votes at NHL.com/Vote and via the NHL App from a group of 31 All-Star caliber players (determined by the League’s Hockey Operations Department). Fans were permitted to select as few as one player and a maximum of four players per ballot. The maximum number of ballots cast per day for each user was 10.
See below for the full rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, which will once again consist of a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, featuring four teams – one for each NHL division.
From the Caps:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 11, 2020
T.J. Oshie Selected to Participate in 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis
Oshie was Selected in the NHL’s Last Man In Fan Vote
ARLINGTON, Va. – Capitals forward T.J. Oshie has been selected to participate in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game through the NHL All-Star Last Man In fan vote presented by Adidas, the NHL announced today. The game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Saturday, January 25.
This marks Oshie’s first career All-Star selection. He becomes the 16th forward in franchise history to be named to an All-Star game. This season, the Everett, Washington, native ranks third on the Capitals with 18 goals (Alex Ovechkin: 26 goals; Jakub Vrana: 19) and is sixth on the team in points (33). Oshie leads the Capitals with 13 points recorded in the final 10 minutes of games and overtime, including three game-tying goals with an extra attacker and two minutes or less left in regulation. In addition, Oshie leads the team with 12 goals at home and ranks second with seven power play goals (Ovechkin: nine).
Since joining the Capitals in 2015-16, Oshie ranks second on the team with 120 goals (Ovechkin: 209) and 40 power play goals (Ovechkin: 80). He is one of only 21 players in the NHL with at least 120 goals and 40 power play goals during that span. Oshie’s 17.5 shooting percentage (120 goals on 686 shots) ranks fifth in the NHL among players with at least 200 games played since the 2015-16 season.
Oshie returns to St. Louis, where he started his NHL career in 2008. Selected by the Blues in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2005 NHL Draft, Oshie played in 443 games for St. Louis, recording 310 points (110g, 200a). From 2008-15, Oshie ranked first on the Blues in assists (200) and second in points (David Backes: 361 points). He’s one of 17 players in the Blues’ franchise history to record at least 200 assists and 300 points.
In 779 career games, Oshie has recorded 551 points (230g, 321a). He is one of 49 active players with at least 200 goals, 300 assists and 700 games. Among active players with at least 500 points, Oshie’s 0.71 points per game rank is tied for 37th in the NHL.
Oshie joins defenseman John Carlson and goaltender Braden Holtby as the Capitals’ representatives at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. It marks the second time in franchise history the Capitals have had at least three players participate in the All-Star Game (1984-85: four players). Additionally, Capitals head coach Todd Reirden will coach the Metropolitan Division team at the All-Star Game. Reirden was selected after the Capitals finished with the highest points percentage (points earned divided by total possible points) through games played Thursday, Jan. 2 – the halfway point of the regular season.
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