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Latvia Arturs Irbe
a.k.a. "Artūrs Irbe"
#35 Buffalo Sabres / NHL - 14/15
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Last added: Lucienne Noa Lanz
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jack Thompson 6 3 8 11
2. Calum Ritchie 5 6 3 9
3. Brandon Coe 5 5 4 9
4. Lucas Edmonds 5 3 6 9
5. Jack Beck 5 5 3 8
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
G
Age
54
Height
5'9" / 175 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Catches
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
2-time World Championship Gold Medal 2
Team Staff profile of Arturs Irbe also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI   POST GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
1983-84 Latvijas Berzs Soviet3 1 - - |
1984-85 Soviet Union U18 EJC-18 5 1.00 - |
1985-86 RASMS Riga Soviet3 9 - - |
1986-87 Dinamo Riga Soviet 2 2.22 - 1 27 |
RASMS Riga Soviet3 47 3.04 - |
1987-88 Dinamo Riga Soviet 34 2.69 - 84 1870 |
RASMS Riga Soviet3 5 2.32 - |
1988-89 Dinamo Riga Soviet 40 2.85 - |
Soviet Union WC 3 1.72 - 5 175 |
1989-90 Dinamo Riga Soviet 48 2.85 - |
Soviet Union WC 6 0.95 .950 |
1990-91 Dinamo Riga Soviet 46 2.94 - |
1991-92 San Jose Sharks NHL 13 4.46 .868 48 317 0 2-6-3 645 |
Kansas City Blades IHL 32 2.46 .911 | Playoffs 15 2.89 -
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 36 4.11 .886 142 1108 1 7-26-0 2074 |
Kansas City Blades IHL 6 3.30 .876 20 142 0 364 |
1993-94 San Jose Sharks NHL 74 2.84 .899 209 1855 3 30-28-16 4412 | Playoffs 14 3.72 .875 50 349 0 7-7-0 806
1994-95 San Jose Sharks NHL 38 3.26 .895 111 945 4 14-19-3 2043 | Playoffs 6 5.13 .853 27 157 0 2-4-0 316
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 22 4.59 .860 85 522 0 4-12-4 1112 |
Kansas City Blades IHL 4 4.24 .843 |
Latvia WC B 4 1.75 .933 |
1996-97 Dallas Stars NHL 35 2.69 .893 88 737 3 17-12-3 1965 | Playoffs 1 0.00 1.000 0 4 0 0-0-0 13
Latvia WC 5 2.00 .930 |
1997-98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 41 2.73 .907 91 891 2 14-11-6 1999 |
Latvia WC 6 2.85 .893 |
1998-99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 62 2.22 .923 135 1618 6 27-20-12 3643 | Playoffs 6 2.20 .917 15 166 0 2-4-0 408
Latvia WC 4 3.02 .861 |
1999-00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 75 2.42 .906 175 1683 5 34-28-9 4345 |
Latvia WC 7 2.43 .906 |
2000-01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 2.45 .908 180 1767 6 37-29-9 4406 | Playoffs 6 3.34 .900 20 181 0 2-4-0 360
Latvia WC 6 2.17 .924 |
Latvia (all) International 6 2.17 .924 |
2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 51 2.54 .902 126 1156 3 20-19-11 2974 | Playoffs 18 1.67 .938 30 450 1 10-8-0 1078
Latvia OG 1 1 4.00 .862 4 25 0 0-1-0 60 |
Latvia (all) International 1 4.00 .862 |
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 34 3.18 .877 100 716 0 7-24-2 1884 |
Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 7 2.95 .908 |
Latvia WC 3 3.00 .901 |
Latvia (all) International 4 2.50 - |
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 10 2.45 .899 23 205 0 5-2-1 564 |
Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 14 2.13 .927 30 381 1 10-3-1 848 |
Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 0 - - |
Latvia WC 5 7 1.80 .925 9 111 0 2-1-2 300 |
2004-05 Latvia WC 6 6 1.48 .944 7 117 2 2-2-1 284 |
Latvia (all) International 9 1.99 - |
2005-06 HK Riga 2000 Latvia 18 1.95 - |
EC Salzburg EBEL 17 2.02 .917 34 374 2 11-5-0 1009 | Playoffs 10 10 2.53 .907 26 253 1 6-4-0 617
HK Riga 2000 Belarus 18 - - |
Latvia OG 3 5 5.68 .833 14 70 0 0-2-1 148 |
Latvia (all) International 4 5.24 - |
2006-07 SK Riga 20 Latvia 4 4 - - |
HK Nitra Slovakia 6 5.31 .814 |
2014-15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 0 - - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI   POST GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
1988-89 Dinamo Riga Super Series 7 3.25 - |
Soviet Union Japan Cup - - - |
1989-90 Dinamo Riga Fr-Tour 1 1.90 - |
CSKA Moskva Super Series 4 2.50 - |
Soviet Union Izvestia Trophy 5 - - |
Soviet Union Japan Cup 4 - - |
1990-91 Dinamo Riga USA Cup - - - |
Dinamo Riga Fr-Tour 1 4.00 - |
Soviet Union Goodwill Games 5 1.35 - 7 1 5-0-0 310 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2008-09 Dinamo Riga KHL Goaltending Coach
HK Riga 2000 Belarus Goaltending Coach
2009-10 Washington Capitals NHL Goaltending Coach
2010-11 Washington Capitals NHL Goaltending Coach
2012-13 Latvia WC Team Consultant
2014-15 Buffalo Sabres NHL Goaltending Coach
2017-18 HK Kurbads Latvia Asst. Coach
2018-19 HK Kurbads Latvia Goaltending Coach
HK Kurbads Continental Cup Goaltending Coach
2019-20 HK Kurbads Latvia Goaltending Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI | Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
AHL 2 7 | 0
Belarus 1 18 | 0
ECHL 1 14 2.13 .927 30 381 1 10-3-1 848 | 0
EJC-18 1 5 1.00 | 0
Fr-Tour 2 2 | 0
Goodwill Games 1 5 1.35 7 1 5-0-0 310 | 0
EBEL (ICEHL) 1 17 2.02 .917 34 374 2 11-5-0 1009 | 1 10 10 2.53 .907 26 253 1 6-4-0 617
IHL 3 42 3.30 .877 20 142 0 364 | 1 15 2.89
International 5 24 | 0
Izvestia Trophy 1 5 | 0
Japan Cup 2 4 | 0
Latvia 2 22 4 | 0
NHL 14 568 2.83 .899 1513 13520 33 218-236-79 32066 | 6 51 2.86 .902 142 1307 1 23-27-0 2981
OG 2 4 6 5.19 .841 18 95 0 0-3-1 208 | 0
Slovakia 1 6 5.31 .814 | 0
Soviet 5 170 2.69 .000 85 1897 | 0
Soviet3 4 62 | 0
Super Series 2 11 | 0
USA Cup 1 - | 0
WC 10 51 13 1.66 .916 21 228 2 4-3-3 759 | 0
WC B 1 4 1.75 .933 | 0
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Normunds Sejejs (D) 1985-2006 14 Dinamo Riga, HK Riga 2000, Latvia, Latvia (all), RASMS Riga
Aleksandrs Kercs (F) 1986-2004 14 Dinamo Riga, Latvia, Latvia, Latvia (all)
Harijs Vitolins (F) 1985-2002 13 Dinamo Riga, Latvia, Latvia, Latvia (all), RASMS Riga
Vjaceslavs Fanduls (F) 1985-2004 13 Dinamo Riga, Latvia, Latvia, Latvia (all), RASMS Riga

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11/21/2014
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Number 1 retired by Latvia

Cult/Star player for Carolina Hurricanes

Cult/Star player for Dinamo Riga

Cult/Star player for EC Salzburg

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