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Jamie Oleksiak
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Hockey Player
    (December 21, 1992- )
    Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Birth name was Jamieson Oleksiak
    Drafted 14th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
    Defenseman for the Dallas Stars (2012-17; 2019-21), Pittsburgh Penguins (2017-19) and the Seattle Kraken
    He is nicknamed 'The Big Rig' as a result of his large frame.
    He initially played for the United States in the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, before opting to play for Canada at the 2012 World Juniors.
    He opted to leave Northeastern University after his freshman season to play in the Ontario Hockey League.
    He struggled to find his footing with the Stars during his first stint with the team.
    He was traded back to the Stars for the same 2019 draft pick, which essentially reversed the original 2017 trade.
    He is the older brother of Canadian Olympic swimmer Penny Oleksiak.
    He was the highest drafted NHL player in the history of the Northeastern University men's hockey team.
    He established himself as a full-time player with the Penguins.
    He was a member of the Stars team that made a surprise run to the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals.
    He was a member of the inaugural Kraken team, after being selected in the expansion draft.

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