Jamie Oleksiak

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Jamie Oleksiak
Jamie Oleksiak 2018-03-03 19662.jpg
Oleksiak with the Penguins in 2018
Born (1992-12-21) December 21, 1992 (age 25)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight 255 lb (116 kg; 18 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 14th overall, 2011
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2012–present

Jamieson Oleksiak (born December 21, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Oleksiak was selected 14th overall in the first round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, the highest draft choice in Northeastern University's history.

Playing career

Junior

Oleksiak attended Northeastern University for one year and had 13 points on 4 goals and 9 assists and team-best +13 plus/minus. After his freshman season with the Northeastern Huskies, Oleksiak decided to return to the Canadian Hockey League for further development, and on July 25, 2011 the Saginaw Spirit announced that they had signed Oleksiak to an Ontario Hockey League contract, and on October 6, 2011, it was announced that Oleksiak had signed a three-year entry level contract with the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars.[1][2] With the Spirit out of contention during the 2011–12 season, Oleksiak was traded to the title contending Niagara IceDogs on January 10, 2012.[3]

Oleksiak with the Texas Stars in February 2013.

Professional

On January 30, 2013, the Dallas Stars called up Oleksiak from the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.[4] Oleksiak assisted Brenden Morrow for his first NHL point on February 13 vs. Calgary Flames.

On October 28, 2014, Oleksiak scored his first career NHL goal against the St. Louis Blues in a 4–3 loss. He'd finish the season with 8 points in 36 games.

Oleksiak's first full season in the NHL with Dallas was the 2016–17 season. While waiver eligible, healthy scratches and a hand injury limited Oleksiak to just 41 games.[5] On August 4, 2017, the Stars re-signed Oleksiak to a one-year, $964,688 contract.[6]

In the 2017–18 season, his sixth season within the Stars organization and having been unable to solidify a role on the blueline, Oleksiak appeared in 21 games recording just 3 points before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2019 NHL Entry Draft on December 19, 2017.[7] Oleksiak immediately established his role with the Penguins and in his 47 regular-season games with the Penguins following the trade, he scored 4 goals, 10 assists for 14 points with increased ice-time. He made his post-season debut with the Penguins, adding 1 goal in 12 games.

On July 12, 2018, Oleksiak as a restricted free agent, agreed to a three-year, $6.4 million contract extension with the Penguins.[8]

International play

Jamie Oleksiak WJC12 press conference.jpg
Oleksiak as a member of Team Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championships.
Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Canada

Oleksiak, who holds dual Canadian/United States citizenship, represented the United States in the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament which finished in fourth place,[9] but later decided he would represent Canada internationally.[10]

Personal life

Oleksiak attended school with both Dougie and Freddie Hamilton at Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto, Ontario, before moving to the United States to pursue his career in hockey.[11]

Oleksiak's sister, Penny Oleksiak, is a Canadian competitive swimmer, who won a gold, a silver and two bronze medals in the 2016 Summer Olympics.[12][13]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Chicago Steel USHL 29 0 4 4 47
2009–10 Chicago Steel USHL 29 0 10 10 43
2009–10 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 24 2 2 4 32 3 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Northeastern University HE 38 4 9 13 57
2011–12 Saginaw Spirit OHL 31 6 5 11 24
2011–12 Niagara IceDogs OHL 28 6 15 21 23 20 0 4 4 4
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 59 6 27 33 29 9 0 1 1 6
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 16 0 2 2 14
2013–14 Texas Stars AHL 69 5 18 23 31 21 0 5 5 8
2013–14 Dallas Stars NHL 7 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Texas Stars AHL 35 4 12 16 12 3 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Dallas Stars NHL 36 1 7 8 8
2015–16 Dallas Stars NHL 19 0 2 2 21
2015–16 Texas Stars AHL 8 0 2 2 2
2016–17 Dallas Stars NHL 41 5 2 7 37
2017–18 Dallas Stars NHL 21 1 2 3 18
2017–18 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 47 4 10 14 69 12 1 0 1 7
NHL totals 187 11 25 36 169 12 1 0 1 7

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 United States IH18 4th 4 0 1 1 2
2012 Canada WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 10 0 1 1 4

Awards and honours

Award Year
AHL
All-Star Game 2013
Calder Cup (Texas Stars) 2014 [14]

References

  1. ^ "Spirit sign first round NHL pick Jamie Oleksiak". Saginaw Spirit. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-25.
  2. ^ "Spirit Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak Signs Entry Level Deal with Dallas". OurSportsCentral.com. 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2012-01-21.
  3. ^ "IceDogs acquire Team Canada defenceman Oleksiak from Saginaw". Niagara IceDogs. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
  4. ^ Stepneski, Mark (2013-01-31). "Stars seek different look with Oleksiak, Roussel". NHL.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
  5. ^ "Stars' Jamie Oleksiak out 3 to 6 weeks with hand injury". Sportsnet.ca. Sportsnet. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Dallas Stars sign defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to a one-year contract". NHL.com. Dallas Stars. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Penguins Acquire Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak". NHL.com. December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "Penguins re-sign Oleksiak to three-year contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  9. ^ Stars select Oleksiak 14th in 2011 NHL Entry Draft « Future Considerations. Futureconsiderationsdotca.wordpress.com (2011-06-24). Retrieved on 2012-01-21.
  10. ^ Headlines: NHL draft pick Jamie Oleksiak to try out for Team Canada, not USA. The Hockey News (2011-07-05). Retrieved on 2012-01-21.
  11. ^ "Beach native to suit up with national junior team". 'insidetoronto.com. 2015-04-05. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
  12. ^ "Rio 2016 Athlete Penny Oleksiak". rio2016.com. 2016-06-07. Archived from the original on August 6, 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  13. ^ Canada’s Darling, by the Way, Has a Brother in the N.H.L., The New York Times
  14. ^ "Dallas Stars' affiliate wins AHL Calder Cup". Dallas Stars. 2014-06-18. Retrieved 2014-06-18.

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jack Campbell
Dallas Stars first round draft pick
2011
Succeeded by
Radek Faksa
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