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Six Alumni to Compete in Stanley Cup Playoffs

By Stampede Media / @sfstampede, 08/11/20, 1:15PM CDT


Includes two former Stanley Cup winners

Six Sioux Falls Stampede alumni are set to compete in the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The alumni include defensemen Alex GoligoskiJamie Oleksiak, and Jordan Oesterle, forwards T.J. Oshie and Logan O'Connor and goaltender Charlie Lindgren.

Four former players have lifted Lord Stanley's Cup in the past, with Oshie being the most recent in 2018 for the Washington Capitals, Chad Ruhwedel with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017, Goligoski in 2009 with the Peguins and Chad LaRose with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006.

Alex Goligoski and Jordan Oesterle - Arizona Coyotes

The defensive duo will be suiting up for the Arizona Coyotes in the first round of the 2020 NHL Playoffs against the Colorado Avalanche. Goligoski is no stranger to playoff hockey, appearing twice with both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars, while Oesterle makes his playoff debut. Goligoski won a Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009.

Oesterle already has a goal and assist in the qualifier rounds, adding to his regular-season total of three goals in 58 games played. He skated with the Stampede during the 2010-11 season.

Goligoski has 21 career playoff points with seven goals and 14 assists over 38 games played and a plus-five rating. He tallied five goals and 33 assists from the blue line during the regular season. He skated with the Stampede during the 2003-04 season.

T.J. Oshie - Washington Capitals

Being the most recent former Stampede player to hoist the Stanley Cup, Oshie is making his tenth appearance in NHL postseason play. 

Oshie had a strong 2019-20 regular season as he tallied 26 goals and 23 assists for 49 points over 69 games. He has 25 career playoff goals and 30 assists in 86 games.

The Washington Capitals  

Jamie Oleksiak - Dallas Stars

The Elk River, Minn., native at 27 years old is making his third postseason appearance and second for the Dallas Stars. Oleksiak tallied a goal in the seeding round, his second in his playoff career. He played in 69 games for the Stars during the 2019-20 regular season, scoring three goals and seven assists.

He defended for the Stampede back in the 2009-10 season.

Logan O'Connor - Colorado Avalanche

The 23-year-old, Missouri City, Texas, native made his NHL debut during the 2018-19 season. He played in five games with no points. O'Connor made strides playing in 16 games for the Avalanche late in the 2019-20 season, scoring two goals and no assists. 

O'Connor is a member of the playoffs traveling roster, but failed to make his playoffs debut during the seeding series. O'Connor played for the Herd between 2013 and 2015, captaining a Clark Cup championship team in 2015.