January 2, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie (74) moves the puck against the defense of Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) during the third period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
5. T.J. Oshie
College: University of North Dakota
Oshie rose to fame as the sole bright spot in an otherwise disappointing 2014 Olympic campaign for the United States. His shootout heroics resulted in the Americans defeating host-nation Russia in what was easily one of the top moments of the 2014 Winter Olympics and catapulted Oshie from a fringe player at best to the forefront of American hockey. Oshie followed up his heroics in Sochi with a career year, netting 21 goals and 39 assists in 13-14. T.J. was a Fighting Sioux for three seasons before joining the St. Louis organization. There, he led all NCAA players with a school record nine game-winning goals.