Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
Oskar Osala
OskarOsala
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 219
BIRTHDATE: 12/26/1987
AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Vaasa, FIN
DRAFTED: WSH: 2006-97 overall
Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), July 23, 2007. Traded to Carolina by Washington with Brian Pothier and Washington's 2nd round choice (later traded to NY Rangers, later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Tyler Wotherspoon) in 2011 Entry Draft for Joe Corvo, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nizhnekamsk (KHL), May 25, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (KHL), December 10, 2013.
2012-13 SEASON
Completed his second season with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (KHL), totaling 26 points (15g, 11a) and 54 penalty minutes in 44 games… Led the team in goals (15) and power-play goals (7) and was tied for first in game-winning goals (3)… Ranked third on the team in points (26)

CAREER
Acquired from Washington on 3/3/10… Is in his third season with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and had totaled 45 points (27g, 18a) in 85 career KHL games entering 2013-14… Has 121 points (61g, 60a) in 203 career American Hockey League (AHL) games… Has skated in three NHL games, without registering a point… Represented Finland at the 2005 World Junior U-18 Championship and the 2007 World Junior Championship, ranking tied for first in the tournament in goals (5) at the 2007 World Juniors… Played two seasons for Mississauga of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 2005-2007, totaling 87 points (39g, 48a) in 122 games… Named second-team All-Rookie in the OHL in 2005-06… Was named Rookie of the Year in the Finnish league in 2007-08 after totaling 35 points (18g, 17a) in 53 games for Blues Espoo… Made his NHL debut vs. BOS (12/10/08)… Played 75 AHL games for Hershey in 2008-09, scoring 23 goals to lead Bears rookies and rank tied for seventh among AHL rookies… Had 10 points (6g, 4a) in 22 games during the 2009 AHL playoffs, as Hershey won the Calder Cup… Set AHL career high in goals (24) in 2009-10, splitting the season between Hershey and Albany… Made his Hurricanes debut at WSH (3/10/10)… Set AHL career high in assists (29) and matched his career-high in points (42), skating in 59 games for Charlotte in 2010-11… Ranked third among Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk skaters in goals (12) during his first season in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in 2011-12.