IMPORTANT HOCKEY STUFF: He played high school hockey for Warroad High School in Warroad, Minn., and joined the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League at the completion of his senior season with the Warriors in 2004-05. He played at the University of North Dakota for three seasons following his time in the USHL, and played seven games with the United States WJC-A team in 2005-06. On May 13, 2008 Oshie opted to forgo his senior season with the Fighting Sioux and sign with the Blues. In October 2008, he started the season with St. Louis as a rookie. He scored his first career goal on October 22, against the Detroit Red Wings. [Yes, this is a recurring theme, in all posts I write. I do NOT like the Red Wings, even while grudgingly admiring them. oh, and having a case of severe "toe curls" for Nik Lidstrom... Anyway.] Oshie played on the same collage team as Jonathan Toews (CHI) So both of the old collage line-mates, are in the playoffs this year, only on different teams. Oshie finished off this regular season, with a +16, which in my book isn't too bad for a rookie.
REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF: Look at the pictures, and I'll bet you can guess how he found his way to the Hotties of the WC, list. ESPECIALLY my personal list [I'll let the regular readers, enlighten the newer readers as to my special weakness] a little short for my preferences at 5'11" (There's more than one way to do it though, right ladies?) and I'm guessing he'll fill out a little more than the 170 he currently weighs in at. But in spite of these "attributes" he's quite simply, lovely. His "Ask A Player Q. & A." feature on the Blues Website. is DEFINITELY worth a read, [LINK HERE] but in particular I found the following very... um... "stimulating"
Q: You play with so much energy, what do you do to prepare yourself mentally and physically to go out and play with the best players in the NHL every night? – Jimmy Watt, Columbia, MO
A: I actually don’t really do anything. I don’t have a routine before the game, I obviously think about what I’ve got to do. But I just always want to pride myself on being the hardest worker on the ice. That’s my main goal.
WOW, "hardest worker on the ice" sounds really promising for other "areas"... [care to elaborate, Kena?!!! : P ]