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Jamie Oleksiak
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Born December 21, 1992 (1992-12-21) (age 26)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 263 lb (119 kg; 18 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 14th overall, 2011
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2012–present

Jamie Oleksiak (born Jamieson Oleksiak on December 21, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Jamie 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 CareerEdit

JuniorEdit

Jamie 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, he decided to return to the Canadian Hockey League for further development.

On July 25, 2011, the Saginaw Spirit announced that they had signed him to an Ontario Hockey League contract and on October 6, 2011, it was announced that he had signed a three-year entry level contract with the Dallas Stars.

With the Spirit out of contention during the 2011-12 season, Jamie was traded to the title contending Niagara IceDogs on January 10, 2012.

ProfessionalEdit

On January 30, 2013, the Dallas Stars called up Jamie from the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. He assisted Brendan Morrow for his first NHL point on February 13 vs. Calgary Flames.

On October 28, 2014, he scored his first career NHL goal against the St. Louis Blues in a 4-3 loss. He completed the season with 8 points in 36 games.

Jamie's first full season with Dallas in the 2016-17 NHL season limited him to 41 games due to healthy scratches and a hand injury.

On August 4, 2017, the Stars re-signed him to a one-year, $964,688 contract

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09Chicago SteelUSHL2904447
2009–10Chicago SteelUSHL290101043
2009–10Sioux Falls StampedeUSHL242243230112
2010–11Northeastern UniversityHE38491357
2011–12Saginaw SpiritOHL31651124
2011–12Niagara IceDogsOHL286152123200444
2012–13Texas StarsAHL59627332990116
2012–13Dallas StarsNHL1602214
2013–14Texas StarsAHL695182331210558
2013–14Dallas StarsNHL70002
2014–15Texas StarsAHL35412161230000
2014–15Dallas StarsNHL361788
2015–16Dallas StarsNHL1902221
2015–16Texas StarsAHL80222
2016–17Dallas StarsNHL4152737
NHL totals 119 6 13 19 82

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Canada WJC Template:Brca 6 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 6 0 0 0 2

International PlayEdit

Jamie (who holds dual Canadian/United States citizenship) represented the United States in the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament which finished in fourth place, but has now decided he will represent Canada internationally.

AccoladesEdit

  • 2008 USHL Prospects Camp All-Star Team
  • 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
  • 2014 Calder Cup Champion

Personal LifeEdit

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

His sister, Penny is a Canadian competitive swimmer, who won a gold, a silver and two bronze medals in the 2016 Summer Olympics.