Jamie Oleksiak, Pittsburgh Penguins
This month’s player spotlight is on Pittsburgh Penguins’ defensemen, Jamie Oleksiak. In 2011, the NCAA freshman was selected fourteenth overall by the Dallas Stars in the NHL Entry Draft. In 2011-12, Jamie opted to join the Ontario Hockey League, sharing time between the Saginaw Spirit and the Niagara IceDogs. He also represented Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championships. Jamie turned pro in 2012-13 and spent more than five season in the Stars’ organization, which included a Calder Cup Championship in 2014. On 19-Dec-17, the 6’7″ defensemen was acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins. After successfully defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Jamie and the Penguins are now battling long-time playoff rivals, the Washington Capitals. Check out the article below as Jamie discusses his excitement ahead of the Penguins playoff push.