#2 T.J. Oshie
T.J. Oshie has cemented himself as the second best center all time because he is finishing his career as a Washington Capital after being protected by the team in the Seattle Kraken expansion draft.
This was the trade that won the Capitals the Stanley Cup. This was also the contract extension that put them over the edge. Oshie was acquired from the St. Louis Blues in a trade for Troy Brouwer. Oshie was well known for what he did with Team USA a year prior and we all know he looks good in the red, white and blue.
In his first season with the Caps, Oshie scored 26 goals and 25 assists for 51 points. He even had a hat trick in a playoff win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the second round. The next year, Oshie had a career high 33 goals and 23 assists for 56 points.
Despite his numbers taking a dip, Oshie overcame a serious injury the next season and helped the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup. In the regular season he had 18 goals and 29 assists for 47 points while adding eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points in the playoffs.
Oshie followed that up with 25 and 26 goals the next two seasons. Last season he scored 22 goals and 21 assists for 43 points.