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Oshie Named MAC Sports Personality of the Year

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie has been named the 2014 winner of the Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) “Sports Personality of the Year.”

Oshie will be honored at the MAC’s Jack Buck Sports Awards presented by Maryville University on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

The event is open to the public with admission available for $135 per person. The night begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m. Reservations are available by calling 314-539-4470.

The banquet will be broadcast on KMOX Radio, while FOX Sports Midwest will air a one-hour recap show.

Oshie becomes the sixth Blues player to win the award joining Al MacInnis (1999), Brendan Shanahan (1995), Curtis Joseph (1993), Brett Hull (1990) and Mike Liut (1981).

Last season, Oshie posted a career-year, setting new high marks in points (60), goals (21), assists (39) and plus/minus (+19). The Everett, Washington native was also the star of the United States’ matchup with Russia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, converting on four of six shootout attempts to lead the Americans to a 3-2 victory.

The “Sports Personality of the Year,” an award Jack Buck established in 1970 to annually honor the top St. Louis sports figure, is voted on by members of the MAC.

The Jack Buck Sports Awards Banquet is regarded as the premier sports dinner in St. Louis and has honored some of the biggest names in sports history including Bob Gibson, Joe Torre, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jimmy Connors, Marshall Faulk and Albert Pujols.

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