Stanley Cup winner T.J. Oshie talks about getting his Warroad number retired, being Ovechkin's teammate

Back in his adopted hometown this week, T.J. Oshie discusses his time with the University of North Dakota, playing for the St. Louis Blues, playing in the Olympics and picking hockey over

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) skates with the puck April 4, 2019, as Montreal Canadiens right wing Andrew Shaw (65) chases in the third period at Capital One Arena. The Capitals won 2-1 and clinched the Metropolitan division title. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Long before he was an Olympic hero and a Stanley Cup winner with the Washington Capitals, T.J. Oshie was a high school sophomore moving from his home near Seattle to Warroad, where his family had roots, to play hockey.

Back in his adopted hometown this week, the star forward discusses his time with the University of North Dakota, playing for the St. Louis Blues, playing in the Olympics and picking hockey over basketball. All this and more with The Rink Live's Jess Myers and Mick Hatten.


0:50 -- Warroad High School retiring his number
1:55 -- Playing for the Warroad Warriors
3:30 -- The Capitals' first trip to Seattle
5:25 -- Growing up in the Seattle hockey community
7:05 -- Choosing between hockey and basketball
9:45 -- Moving from Seattle to Warroad
11:45 -- Playing on a line with Ryan Duncan in college
13:35 -- Returning to North Dakota for his junior season
15:20 -- His only hockey regret
16:50 -- Transitioning to the NHL
19:15 -- Making the 2014 Olympic roster
20:45 -- His friendship with Alex Ovechkin
22:00 -- Ovechkin as a teammate
24:10 -- The Capitals' 2018 season
26:40 -- Hoisting the Stanley Cup
28:00 -- His Warroad clothing brand
31:00 -- Memories of his father


Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014.
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