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It's TJ Oshie's birthday. To celebrate, here are our 33 favorite moments of #Oshbabe

The Capitals right-winger and DC icon turns another year older. For his 33rd birthday, we found our top 33 favorite #Oshbabe moments.

WASHINGTON — Someone grab a beer and a Caps jersey, because it's our favorite right-winger's birthday. Happy birthday Timothy Leif -- I mean T.J. -- Oshie!  

Oshie, who signed with the Caps in 2015, has left a huge impact on the franchise and throughout the DMV. And while Caps fans haven't had him in the District for all 33 years, we feel lucky enough to have him for the last five. To celebrate our gratitude and his birthday, we rounded up some of our favorite moments of #77, in no particular order:

1) The yearly 'stache. Enough said.

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) stands on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

2) Because you're a great dad to Lyla and Leni, and soon to be a third.

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Washington Capitals NHL hockey team right wing T.J. Oshie (77) skates with his daughter Lyla Oshie after the Capitals team picture on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. The Stanley Cup-champion Capitals will celebrate the city's first major sports championship in 26 years with a parade down Constitution Avenue this morning. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

3) And for being a great pup-father to Charlie, too.

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Capitals forward TJ Oshie poses with his dog Charlie, an Australian shepherd in the 2017 Capitals Canine Calendar.

4) Speaking of pups, Captain sure does seem to love you as well.

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TJ Oshie pets the Capital's service pup, Captain.

5) For always giving us fans something to cheer for, and we mean cheer.

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Fans holds signs up in support of Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie who is injured during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

6) For rallying the DMV during the Caps victory parade back in June 2018.

7) ... and then promptly delivering us this gem of a moment:

8) For game day faces that are beyond meme-worthy.

9) Because you aren't afraid to ride the Metro and be one of *us*.

TJ Oshie rides the metro to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final (Photo by @danadaniello)

10) Your bond with the boys, on and off the ice.

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) sits on the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

11) From Hockey Fights Cancer to #CakeItLikeAKid, we're thankful for your ability to give back to the community (and take a cake to the face like a champ!)

12) Your in-game focus and determination to win. (116 goals and counting for the Caps, we might add!)

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Washington. The Capitals won 6-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

13) Because seeing you raise that Stanley Cup made all of us a little emotional, and because without you we couldn't have done it.

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

14) Your goal celebrations are well, #goals.  And Capital One Arena loves to see them.

15) Speaking of #goals, we have to give it up for you and Lauren.

16) For signing all the pucks we throw your way...

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie, signs a puck for a fan as he walks a red carpet before a season-opening NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

17) ... and the jerseys....

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie signs for fans on the red carpet before an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

18... and all the other game day posters and merch.

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie signs for fans on the red carpet before an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

19) How well your relationship with the #GR8 has blossomed over the years.

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal with T.J. Oshie (77) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

20) ... and your budding bromance with Jakub Vrana that makes bench talk entertaining.

21) .... and because it wouldn't be a Caps night without your pre-game Tom Wilson sheningans.

22)  The day the Capitals announced on Twitter that we got you from the St. Louis Blues (we remember July 12, 2015 like it was yesterday!) left us smiling almost this big:

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23) But your 2009 signing picture with the St.Louis Blues is equally as precious.

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24) Your media day fashion gives men of the District something to strive for.

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Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie signs for fans as he walks the red carpet before their opening season NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

25) Because when you said "Let's get tattoos!" to Holtby after the Cup win, you really meant it.  And you went to a D.C. Tattoo shop to do it!

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TJ Oshie gets a tattoo at Tattoo Paradise in DC.


26) Because homeboy knows how to slug. 

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Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie, left, fights Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)


27) And because we love to watch you get into it. (Especially if it's against the Penguins.)

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Officials separate Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie (77) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang (58) after a fight late in the third period in Game 4 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 3, 2018. The Penguins won 3-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

28) You're a core member of the squad who is always down for a hug...

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Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal with teammates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

29) ...and you give the best fist bumps.

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) is greeted by teammates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

30) For the bond between you and your father, and that post-Stanley win speech for him.

31) ...and how the hug with Tim left us choked up.

32) For being about the game since the early days....

33) ..and about it now. For just being you, Oshbabe. We hope you have the best time being 33 -- you're always going to be #77 in our hearts.

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