He's also become a star in the Twitterverse after putting on a shootout clinic to lift the U.S. to a 3-2 win against Russia on Saturday in Group A play at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Oshie's performance, in which he took six shootout attempts and scored on four of them (IIHF rules permit teams to repeat the same player over and over after the third round), wowed everyone from U.S. teammates to players around the NHL. The entertainment world and even the White House weighed in as well.
Here's a sample of some of the reaction:
Holy smokes Whatta game... Probably the best game I have ever been a spectator for. Wow— Matt Duchene (@Matt9Duchene) February 15, 2014
Wow Oshie!!!— Mats Zuccarello (@zuccarello36) February 15, 2014
Probably not going to get in a game of juice boy with T.J. Oshie @usahockey— Jim Slater (@slaterjim) February 15, 2014
Oshie = Money #bigtimeplayer— Mark Fistric (@Fistric45) February 15, 2014
Oshie might has well gone 6-6. Bobrovsky won the vezina last year but was swimming on all 6. Wow— Kyle Okposo (@bookerT2116) February 15, 2014
Congrats to T.J. Oshie and the U.S. men's hockey team on a huge win! Never stop believing in miracles. #GoTeamUSA -bo— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 15, 2014
What a game!!! USA @Sochi2014 hockey— Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33) February 15, 2014
Wow!!! One of the best hockey games I've seen! I am ready to play some NHL 99 on Nintendo 64 after that! Lol! #Oshie!!— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) February 15, 2014