T.J. Oshie Second to Crosby in NHL Jersey Sales Since Olympics

March 5 (Bloomberg) -- T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues has the National Hockey League’s second-best selling jersey since scoring four shootout goals for the U.S. Olympic hockey team in a win against host Russia at the Sochi Winter Games.

Oshie’s Olympic performance helped vault his No. 74 Blues jersey behind only Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins at Shop.NHL.com, the NHL’s official online store, for the period from Feb. 12 -- the first day of the men’s hockey tournament in Sochi -- through March 2.

Crosby played for the Canadian team that successfully defended its gold medal, and led the NHL in 2013 jersey sales.

Oshie, 27, ranks 18th in officially licensed jersey sales since the start of the NHL season. Crosby leads all players at the NHL’s online store, followed by Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals -- both of whom played for Russia at the Olympics.

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