TJ Oshie missed the Capitals’ game on Monday due to personal reasons. Oshie revealed the next day that his father, Tim, passed away at the age of 56. Oshie’s father lived with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease since at least 2012 and was very close to his son.
“It’s with a heavy heart today that my family mourns the passing of my Dad ‘Coach Oshie,'” TJ wrote on Twitter. “Coach lived life to the fullest and was unanimously loved by everyone who met him. Thanks to all the family and friends for their support. Heaven received a legend today.”
Wednesday, against the Rangers, the Capitals will honor Tim in a sweet way.