So at this point if you don’t know who T.J. Oshie is, then you’re clearly not a United States citizen. Or you potentially live under a rock.
If these facts are true of you, here is yesterday’s unbelievable shootout between Team USA and Team Russia. Or T.J. Oshie versus Sergei Bobrovsky. Whichever sounds more appealing to you.
But don’t call him an American hero. He’ll just tell you otherwise.
There’s nothing more amazing when a newly made hero humbly deflects this new-found attention and stardom. I mean, T.J. Oshie is now a common household name here in the States. If hockey was not something you were interested in before, his going 4 for 6 on the shootout has made you 110% invested in the remainder of the Olympic tournament.
Now that you’re all T.J. Oshie fans, here are some of his top moments from his NHL career.
First NHL shootout attempt.
Luongo no longer feels bad about this happening.
T.J. has also beat his USA teammate, goalie Jonathan Quick, one-on-one a few times.
Then, when you think he decided to show-boat, he doesn’t, because T.J. couldn’t be more of a down-to-Earth, humble guy.
Thanks for being perfect! As if I needed any more heart break!
If you don’t catch my drift, the 27-year-old is recently engaged and about to become a daddy. Al Michael’s made it a point to awkwardly bring that up at the end of his post-game interview yesterday.
Oh! In case you weren’t completely aware of this either, Oshie amd Jonathan Toews attended the University of North Dakota together. Yeah, they were on the same college hockey team. Can you imagine the parties? Well, kinda.
Best part: They’re still friends.
Ok, back to the Olympics.
Whether he wants to be called a hero or not, T.J. Oshie is officially an American icon and will forever be remembered for his unbelievable shootout performance.
You all should be hardcore Team USA fans and cheer them on when they play in the quarterfinals in a few days.