Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jamie Oleksiak
Jamie Oleksiak was born on December 21, 1992 in Toronto, Ontario and moved to the United States as a teenager to pursue his hockey career. He would play for the Chicago Steel and Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL before attending Northeastern University for a single season.

Following the 2010-11 collegiate campaign, Oleksiak was selected in the first round (14th overall) in the NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars. He would join the Ontario Hockey League's, Saginaw Spirit the following season. As the Spirit fell out of playoff contention, Oleksiak was traded to the Niagara IceDogs on January 10, 2012, where he would finish his junior career.

Oleksiak would make his professional debut in the American Hockey League for the Texas Stars during the 2012-13 season. He would see action in 59 games for the club, in which the towering defender would score six times and add 27 assists. In January of 2013 Oleksiak would get his first taste of life in the NHL. He suited up in 16 games for the Dallas Stars, recording his first NHL point on February 13, 2013.

On December 19, 2017, after five seasons in the Stars organization, Oleksiak was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fourth round draft pick.

On the international stage, Oleksiak, who holds dual Canadian/United States citizenship, represented the United States in the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championship, but has since decided to represent Canada in international play.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Toronto Young Nationals GTHL 51 1 10 11 46
2008-09 Detroit Little Caesars T1EHL 30 3 7 10 31
2008-09 Chicago Steel USHL 29 0 4 4 47 -6
2009-10 Chicago Steel USHL 29 0 10 10 43 +1
2009-10 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 24 2 2 4 32 +2 3 0 1 1 2
2010-11 Northeastern University H-East 38 4 9 13 57
2011-12 Saginaw Spirit OHL 31 6 5 11 24 +4
2011-12 Niagara Ice Dogs OHL 28 6 15 21 23 +27 20 0 4 4 6
2011-12 Canada WJC-A 6 0 0 0 2 +4
2012-13 Texas Stars AHL 59 6 27 33 29 +19 9 0 1 1 6
2012-13 Dallas Stars NHL 16 0 2 2 14 -5
2013-14 Dallas Stars NHL 7 0 0 0 2 -3
2013-14 Texas Stars AHL 69 5 18 23 31 +8 21 0 5 5 8
2014-15 Dallas Stars NHL 36 1 7 8 8 0
2014-15 Texas Stars AHL 35 4 12 16 12 +26 3 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Dallas Stars NHL 19 0 2 2 21 -5
2015-16 Texas Stars AHL 8 0 2 2 2 +4
2016-17 Dallas Stars NHL 41 5 2 7 37 -4
NHL Totals 119 6 13 19 82


Missed majority of 2015-16 and 2016-17 as a healthy reserve.
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