All-Star bound: Oshie voted to first All-Star Game


The NHL All-Star Game will have a very familiar feel to it for Capitals fans as T.J. Oshie has been added to the Metropolitan Division roster after being voted in by fans as one of the “Last Men In.” This is Oshie’s first-ever all-star selection. He will join John Carlson, Braden Holtby and head coach Todd Reirden.

The All-Star Game will be held in the city in which Oshie began his NHL career, St. Louis. Oshie spent his first seven seasons playing for the Blues before he was traded to Washington. Now he will return to St. Louis an all-star for the first time.

Oshie is third on the Caps in goals this season with 18. His skills will no doubt be coveted in the skills competition as he is dominant on the shootout with a 51.8 career shootout percentage.

Also among the players voted in as Last Men In are Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner, St. Louis Blues forward David Perron and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes. The game will be played on Jan. 25 with the skill competition on Jan. 24.