Jamie Oleksiak

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2017-04-10

Jamie Oleksiak

 

Jamie Oleksiak, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-7

Weight: 260

Born: 1992-12-21

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Drafted: 2011 by Dallas Stars, 14th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

April 2017 – Oleksiak just didn’t play enough games to claim it a successful season. He looked very good at times, but didn’t provide much statistically other than penalty minutes. The injury to his hand couldn’t have come at a worse time, as he was starting to show more production. The big-bodied defenseman will likely compete for a third-line defensive pairing next year. Matt Kowalski

 

January 2017 – Oleksiak was on his way to a blossoming prospect for the Stars before suffering a hand injury. Coach Lindy Ruff said he would be out three to six weeks. It couldn't have come at a worse time, he was getting consistent minutes over other highly touted prospects, while making his presence felt on the ice. Wait and see how he performs when he comes back from injury. If he picks up where he left off, he could fill a defensive role for the Stars nicely. Matt Kowalski

June 2016 – The Stars are going to have to make a decision on Oleksiak very soon. With all the offensive playmakers the Stars have at the blueline, they could use a guy like Oleksiak to stay at home and play a solid defensive role. The huge defenseman won’t impress with point production, but the non-point categories is where his value lies. A similar player to Stephen Johns, Oleksiak is clearly behind him on the depth chart. Stay tuned as to how the Stars handle his RFA status this off-season. With so many potentially moving parts on the blueline, he may land an NHL roster spot with Stars. Matt Kowalski

July 2015 – The Stars have signed Oleksiak to a one year “prove it” deal. Oleksiak split his time evenly between the NHL and AHL this season playing 36 games with the big club and 35 down on the farm. During his time in Dallas he scored one goal and seven assists, seeing mostly third pairing minutes and no PP time, to go along with 16 points and a plus 26 in the AHL. Entering his fourth professional season, Oleksiak is facing a crucial one. With a number of other defensive prospects knocking on the door, he needs to have a strong training camp and show that he can be a consistent NHL level defender. Brad Phillips

October 2014 – Oleksiak will now have a chance to be a starter for the Stars following the injury to Patrik Nemeth. So far Oleksiak has been a healthy scratch aside from getting the start alongside Nemeth in the game at Nashville. He will get some competition for that final starting spot once the Stars announce who will be the call up from Cedar Park to replace Patrik Nemeth. 

October 2014 – Oleksiak will start the season with the Dallas Stars. The decision to keep Oleksiak on the opening night roster was seen by some as a bit of a surprise given the play of fellow prospects Jyrki Jokipakka and John Klingberg, and Oleksiak's own up-and-down play. The Big Rig has all the makings of a good NHL defenseman but he has plenty of work to do to fully realize that potential as his play with and without the puck is still inconsistent. Rex Doty

September 2014 – For now it looks like Oleksiak will start the season in Dallas. The caveat with that is the contract talks with Brendan Dillon. Oleksiak has shown both th