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Capitals Sign Left Wing Oskar Osala to Three-Year Contract

Thursday, 06.19.2008 / 11:15 AM / News
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Capitals Sign Left Wing Oskar Osala to Three-Year Contract
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed left wing Oskar Osala to a three-year entry-level contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
 
Osala (OH-sah-lah), 20, played for the Blues in Finland last year. He scored 18 goals and had 17 assists in 53 games, while earning 62 penalty minutes. He finished second on the team in goals, fifth in assist and points and was tied for third in penalty minutes.
 
The Vaasa, Finland, native was the Capitals’ fourth-round choice, 97th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He played for Mississauga in the OHL from 2005-07 and totaled 87 points (39g-48a) in 122 games over two seasons. Osala shared the tournament lead with five goals for Finland at the 2007 World Junior Championship.
 
Oskar Osala
Position: Left wing
Born: Dec. 26, 1987 (Vaasa, Finland)
Height: 6’4”                                        Weight: 217            Shoots: Left
Drafted: Capitals’ fourth-round choice, 97th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft
 
                                                                                        Regular Season                              Playoffs
Year           Team                               League              GP         G         A      Pts        PIM              GP         G         A      Pts    PIM
2003-04     Sport                                Finland-2              5          0          0          0              0                   -           -           -           -           -
                    Sport Jr.                           Finland-Jr.             2          0          0          0              4                   -           -           -           -           -
                    Sport U18                        Fin-U18               25       19       18       37           32                   -           -           -           -           -
2004-05     Sport                                Finland-2            21          1          4          5              6                  7          0          0          0          6
                    Sport Jr.                           Finland-Jr.          19       13       14       27           28                  2          0          0          0          2
                    Sport U18                        Fin-U18                 4          4          2          6           16                   -           -           -           -           -
2005-06     Mississauga                    OHL                    68       17       26       43           86                   -           -           -           -           -
2006-07     Mississauga                    OHL                    54       22       22       44           81                  5          2          2          4          0
                    Suomi U20                      Finland-2              2          1          0          1              0                   -           -           -           -           -
                    Finland                            WJC                       6          5          3          8              4                   -           -           -           -           -
2007-08     Blues                                Finland                53       18       17       35           62                   -           -           -           -           -
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