Famous Ice Hockey Players from Latvia People

Famous Ice Hockey Players from Latvia

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List of notable or famous ice hockey players from Latvia, with bios and photos, including the top ice hockey players born in Latvia and even some popular ice hockey players who immigrated to Latvia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Latvian ice hockey players then this list is the perfect resource for you. These ice hockey players are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known ice hockey player from Latvia is included when available.

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This historic ice hockey players from Latvia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Latvian ice hockey players of note?" and "Who are the most famous ice hockey players from Latvia?" These prominent ice hockey players of Latvia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Latvian ice hockey players.

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    Aigars Cipruss is a Latvian professional ice hockey player currently playing for HK Ozolnieki/Monarhs hockey club. Until then he played for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League, and served as manager for this team and was coach in its farm club.more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player
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    Aleksandrs Jerofejevs

    Aleksandrs Jerofejevs is a Latvian ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for Metallurg Novokuznetsk of Kontinental Hockey League. Before playing European Elite hockey, Erofeev played 2004-05 in the USHL with the Sioux Falls Stampede and 2005-06 in the UHL with the Roanoke Valley Vipers.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player
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    Aleksandrs Ņiživijs
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    Aleksandrs Ņiživijs is a Latvian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League. He is also a regular Latvia national ice hockey team player.more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Armands Bērziņš is a Latvian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Yunost Minsk of the Belarusian Extraleague. He played for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League and HPK of the Finnish SM-liiga. He was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 155th overall.more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Dmitrijs Žabotinskis

    Dmitrijs Žabotinskis is a Latvian ice hockey goaltender, who plays for the HK Kurbads. Žabotinskis has played several games for team Latvia. He made Latvian world championship roster in 2008 and 2009 championshipsmore

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Ogre, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player
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    Edgars Masaļskis
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    Edgars Masaļskis is a Latvian ice hockey goaltender, who currently playing for HK Poprad of Slovak Extraliga. Masaļskis currently is the first goalkeeper for the Latvian National Ice Hockey Team, and has played for a number of clubs, with five seasons in Liepājas Metalurgs as his longest stay at any ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Georgijs Pujacs
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    Georgijs Pujacs is a Latvian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Ģirts Ankipāns is a retired Latvian ice hockey player and coach. Currently he serves as assistant coach for Dinamo Riga in KHL.more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player
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    Guntis Džeriņš is professional Latvian ice-hockey player, who used to play for MHC Martin of Slovak Extraliga. He made his first World championships with team Latvia in 2009. He has younger brother Andris Džeriņš who plays hockey as well.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player
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    Guntis Galviņš
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    Guntis Galviņš is a Latvian professional ice-hockey player, who currently plays for HCB South Tyrol in the EBEL, the top tier league in Austria.He has played for the Latvian national team.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Talsi, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Herberts Vasiļjevs
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    Herberts Vasiļjevs is a Latvian ice hockey player who plays as a center and right winger. He currently plays for Krefeld Pinguine of DEL.more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Jānis Sprukts
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    Jānis Sprukts is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward. He was drafted by Panthers as their eighth-round pick, #234 overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Sprukts has played two seasons of hockey in North America, then three seasons in Europe with Odense Bulldogs, ASK/Ogre, HK Rīga 2000, HPK. In 2006 ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Kārlis Skrastiņš
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    Kārlis Skrastiņš was a Latvian professional ice hockey player. Skrastins was a member of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League and was on board the team plane which crashed on September 7, 2011. Skrastiņš played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League before joining Lokomotiv in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1974-2011)
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player
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    Krišjānis Rēdlihs is a Latvian ice hockey player who currently plays as defenceman for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League.more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Kristaps Sotnieks
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    Kristaps Sotnieks is a Latvian professional ice-hockey player. He currently plays for Dinamo Rīga.more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Kristiāns Pelšs

    Kristiāns Pelšs was a Latvian ice hockey player. Son of poet and translator Einārs Pelšs. At the time of his death, he played for the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League as a prospect of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. On June 11, 2013 Pelšs died after leaping from the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 21 (1992-2013)
    • Birthplace: Preiļi, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player
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    Lauris Dārziņš
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    Lauris Dārziņš is a Latvian ice hockey player who currently plays for Dinamo Riga of Kontinental Hockey League.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Mārtiņš Cipulis
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    Mārtiņš Cipulis is a Latvian ice hockey left winger currently playing for Lev Praha, in the Kontinental Hockey League.more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Cēsis, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Mārtiņš Karsums is a Latvian professional ice hockey player currently playing as a right winger for Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League. Karsums was selected in the second round, 64th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. He has also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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    Miķelis Rēdlihs
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    Miķelis Rēdlihs is a Latvian ice hockey forward, currently playing for Dinamo Riga of Kontinental Hockey League. He has played for Latvian national team in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 World Championships. Two of Miķelis Rēdlihs' brothers also are hockey players - Jēkabs Rēdlihs and ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
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