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Oskar Osala
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Oskar Osala

BIRTHDATE: December 26, 1987  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Vaasa, Finland
WEIGHT: 219 DRAFTED: WSH / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (97th overall)

* Completed his second NHL season and first with Carolina, skating in one NHL game with the Hurricanes

* Split the season between Hershey and Albany on the AHL Level, totaling 25 goals and 17 assists (42 points) in 69 games

* Ranked second among River Rats in goals (25) and third in points (42)

* Made his Hurricanes debut, skating 6:46 of ice time at WSH (3/10)

* Recalled from Albany on 3/10, marking his first NHL recall this season

* Acquired from Washington along with Brian Pothier and a second-round pick in 2011 in exchange for Joe Corvo

* OFF THE RADAR: Said in the Washington Capitals media guide that he looks up to Hurricanes forward Erik Cole

* Career Highs: G: 0  A: 0  P: 0  PIM: 0

* HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 1 gp, 0-0-0, 0 pim

Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), July 23, 2007. Traded to Carolina by Washington with Brian Pothier and Washington's 2nd round choice (later traded to NY Rangers, later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Tyler Wotherspoon) in 2011 Entry Draft for Joe Corvo, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nizhnekamsk (KHL), May 25, 2011.
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I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.

— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas