Geting to know T.J. Oshie
That's likely not the case after Oshie's heart-pounding performance on Saturday. Oshie put himself in select U.S. Olympic hockey company with the likes of Herb Brooks and Mike Eruzione after his coming-out party early Saturday in Team USA's 3-2 shootout win over Russia at the Sochi Games.
Oshie scored four times on six attempts, the last five-hole on Russia and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to clinch the dramatic victory. The game wasn't for the gold medal- it was a preliminary game - but it will go down in history nonetheless, as will Oshie.
So let's get to know Oshie, who is playing in his first ever Olympics:
Born: Dec. 23, 1986 in Everett, Wash.
Height, weight: 5-11, 194
NHL team, drafted: St. Louis Blues, No. 24 overall in 2005.
Positions: Center/right wing
Amateur career: Won two state titles in Minnesota for Warroad High School. As a senior, he scored 100 points in 31 games. ... Played three seasons at North Dakota, scoring 142 points.
NHL career: Signed with the Blues on Oct. 22, 2008, after forgoing his final season at North Dakota, and scored 39 points in his rookie season. ... Had a career-high 19 goals for the Blues in 2011-12.
- Mark Podolski | @mpodo