The American professional ice hockey player was born on December 23, 1986 in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was raised in Everett, north of Seattle with three siblings Aleah, Taylor and Tawni. By the age of five, Oshie was already playing on the ice at the Junior Hockey Association in Seattle where he spent ten years. He lived with his mother Tina in Stanwood after his parents divorced and therefore attended Stanwood High School for his freshman year.
In 2002, the ice hockey player moved to Warroad, Minnesota to live with his father Tim and his father’s cousin. While in Minnesota, he attended Warroad High School where he became popular as a star player on the hockey team for three seasons. In 2003 and 2005, the budding ice hockey champion led the club to two Minnesota State Class A titles and was also on the in-state tournament team for three years.
He led all Minnesota high school players in scoring 100 points, including 37 goals and 63 assists in 31 games as a senior, a feat that earned him a 2005 Pioneer Press and Associated Press All -State First Team. He finished as a Mr. Minnesota hockey runner-up.
His career as an ice hockey player began correctly at the end of high school. From 2004 to 2005, after finishing his senior season with the Warriors, he joined the United States Hockey League (USHL) and joined the Sioux Falls Stampede for 11 games. Oshie was selected 24th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft during the offseason.
Family, Wife, Girlfriend, Daughter
TJ Oshie was brought up alongside three siblings namely Aleah, Taylor and Tawni. According to a 2009 interview, the name “TJ” comes from his mother Tina. She came to love the name after watching the movie The Champ , according to her, her son reminded her of the main character’s son who was named TJ Flying in. After his parents’ amicable divorce, Oshie lived with his mother in Stanwood, but in 2002 he moved to Warroad, Minnesota, where his parents were from and lived with his father Tim with his father’s cousin.
Oshie’s love life can be described as one. On July 25, 2015, he married his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Cosgrove. TJ Oshie and Laurens’ courtship lasted a very long time, long enough that they had a lovely 16-month-old daughter named Lyla who, sources say, walked the father down the aisle on her wedding day. After their marriage, the couple had another daughter named Rose.
The wedding which took place in Minnesota was well attended by family and teammates. Although the location of their honeymoon is not known, the couple are living in marital bliss and divorce is not on the plate for them. Oshie can be described as a typical family man, he is seen by his wife as a caring partner, his children see him as a loving father, he is supportive of his siblings and parents, he is an obedient son. In conclusion, the professional hockey player is very close to his family.
How much does TJ Oshie make as salary?
Oshie’s annual salary has appreciated over the years as he progresses through his chosen career, he receives a whopping $4 million annual salary from the club he currently plays for which has increased his value net. His income along with his other assets have contributed to his net worth which is estimated at $4 million in 2018.
After his career-high 33 goals on June 23, 2017, TJ Oshie has a contract to stay with his current team being the Washington Capitals. The contract which attracts a handsome remuneration of 46 million dollars with an annual average of 5.75 million dollars will be spread over eight years.
Hockey players are known to be huge and TJ Oshien is no exception. Although he is not the tallest player in ice hockey, the professional hockey expert stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches or 180 cm and his body weight is 88 kg or 195 lbs.