Photo credit: Mike Stobe
Hershey Bears call-up Steve Oleksy has played only three games in the NHL, but he’s made a big impression already. During his Washington Capitals debut, he scored his first NHL point, and he leveled Shawn Thornton with a highlight-reel hit. A few nights later against Florida, Oleksy walloped Mike Santorelli with a big hip check. And against the New York Islanders on Saturday, Oleksy continued his exposition of the most risky hit in hockey, hip-checking Matt Martin to the ice.
A few minutes later, the Islanders– looking to make Oleksy pay for the transgression– tried to lay out the 27-year-old with a double-team hit behind the net. It… did not succeed.
I’m liking this Oleksy guy.