Jamie Oleksiak
Oleksiak Stars 2013.jpg
Born December 21 1992 (1992-12-21) (age 27),
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
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

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

Oleksiak 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, Oleksiak decided to return to the Canadian Hockey League for further development, and on July 25, 2011 the Saginaw Spirit announced that they had signed Oleksiak to an Ontario Hockey League contract, and on October 6, 2011, it was announced that Oleksiak had signed a three-year entry level contract with the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars.[1][2] With the Spirit out of contention during the 2011-12 season, Oleksiak was traded to the title contending Niagara IceDogs on January 10, 2012.[3]

On January 30, 2013, the Dallas Stars called up Oleksiak from the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.[4] Oleksiak assisted Brendan Morrow for his first NHL point on February 13 vs. Calgary Flames.

International playEdit

Medal record
Oleksiak 2012 WJC.jpg
Oleksiak as a member of Team Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championships.
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2012 Canada

Oleksiak, who holds dual Canadian/United States citizenship, represented the United States in the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament which finished in fourth place,[5] but has now decided he will represent Canada internationally.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Oleksiak attended school with both Dougie and Freddie Hamilton at Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto, Ontario, before moving to the United States to pursue his career in hockey.[7]

Oleksiak's sister, Penny Oleksiak, is a Canadian competitive swimmer, who won a gold, a silver and two bronze medals in the 2016 Summer Olympics.[8]

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


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Canada WJC Bronze medal icon 6 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 6 0 0 0 2

Awards and honorsEdit


  1. Spirit sign first round NHL pick Jamie Oleksiak. Saginaw Spirit (2011-07-25). Retrieved on 2011-07-25.
  2. Spirit Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak Signs Entry Level Deal with Dallas. (2011-10-06). Retrieved on 2012-01-21.
  3. IceDogs acquire Team Canada defenceman Oleksiak from Saginaw. Niagara IceDogs (2012-01-10). Retrieved on 2012-01-10.
  4. Stepneski, Mark (2013-01-31). Stars seek different look with Oleksiak, Roussel. Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  5. Stars select Oleksiak 14th in 2011 NHL Entry Draft « Future Considerations. (2011-06-24). Retrieved on 2012-01-21.
  6. Headlines: NHL draft pick Jamie Oleksiak to try out for Team Canada, not USA. The Hockey News (2011-07-05). Retrieved on 2012-01-21.
  7. "Beach native to suit up with national junior team". ' (2015-04-05). Retrieved on 2015-04-05.
  8. "Rio 2016 Athlete Penny Oleksiak". (2016-06-07). Archived from the original on August 6, 2016. Retrieved on 2016-06-07.

External links Edit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jack Campbell
Dallas Stars first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Radek Faksa
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