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Latvia Sandis Ozolins
a.k.a. "Sandis Ozoliņš"
#8 Dinamo Riga / KHL - 13/14
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Vadim Shipachyov 9 8 11 19
2. Philippe Maillet 10 6 8 14
3. Niko Ojamäki 10 8 4 12
4. Anton Burdasov 10 7 5 12
5. Sergei Plotnikov 11 6 6 12
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
49
Height
6'3" / 190 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
214 lbs / 97 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1

Ozolins was a very offensive-minded defenseman, with excellent passing skills and great vision. He was a true power play specialist that usually delivered very good passes. Had an excellent wrist shot. Ozolins was a great leader.

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1990-91 Dinamo Riga Soviet 44 0 3 3 51 |
RASMS Riga Soviet3 11 3 1 4 18 |
Soviet Union U20 WJC-20 7 1 2 3 6 |
1991-92 Stars Riga Soviet 30 6 0 6 42 |
Kansas City Blades IHL 34 6 9 15 20 | Playoffs 15 2 5 7 22
CIS U20 WJC-20 7 1 5 6 4 7 |
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 37 7 16 23 40 -9 |
1993-94 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 26 38 64 24 16 | Playoffs 14 0 10 10 8 3
1994-95 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 9 16 25 30 -6 | Playoffs 11 3 2 5 6 -13
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 7 1 3 4 4 2 |
Colorado Avalanche NHL 66 13 37 50 50 0 | Playoffs 22 5 14 19 16 5
San Francisco Spiders IHL 2 1 0 1 0 -3 |
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 80 23 45 68 88 4 | Playoffs 17 4 13 17 24 -1
1997-98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 66 13 38 51 65 -12 | Playoffs 7 0 7 7 14 -3
Latvia WC 4 1 2 3 4 7 |
1998-99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 39 7 25 32 22 10 | Playoffs 19 4 8 12 22 -5
1999-00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 16 36 52 46 17 | Playoffs 17 5 5 10 20 1
2000-01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 72 12 32 44 71 -25 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 5 -2
Latvia WC 6 0 5 5 2 7 |
Latvia (all) International 6 0 5 5 2 7 |
2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 46 4 19 23 34 -4 |
Florida Panthers “A” NHL 37 10 19 29 24 -3 |
Latvia OG 1 0 4 4 0 -1 |
Latvia WC 6 2 1 3 12 -7 |
Latvia (all) International 8 2 6 8 12 |
2002-03 Florida Panthers NHL 51 7 19 26 40 -16 |
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 31 5 13 18 16 10 | Playoffs 21 2 6 8 10 8
2003-04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 36 5 11 16 24 -7 |
2004-05 Did not play |
Latvia “A” OGQ 3 0 1 1 4 2 |
Latvia (all) International 3 0 1 1 4 2 |
2005-06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 17 3 3 6 8 -4 |
New York Rangers NHL 19 3 11 14 20 2 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 6 -3
Latvia OG 5 1 3 4 0 0 |
Latvia (all) International 5 1 3 4 0 0 |
2006-07 New York Rangers NHL 21 0 3 3 8 -8 |
2007-08 San Jose Sharks NHL 39 3 13 16 24 -11 |
Worcester Sharks AHL 2 0 1 1 0 0 |
2008-09 Did not play |
2009-10 Dinamo Riga “C” KHL 43 6 18 24 109 0 | Playoffs 6 0 3 3 24 -3
2010-11 Dinamo Riga “C” KHL 41 5 26 31 62 5 | Playoffs 11 0 7 7 12 -2
2011-12 Dinamo Riga “C” KHL 50 10 10 20 28 -17 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 2 -5
2012-13 Atlant Mytishchi “C” KHL 42 2 18 20 26 6 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 2 -7
Latvia OGQ 3 0 0 0 2 0 |
Latvia (all) International 3 0 0 0 2 0 |
2013-14 Dinamo Riga “C” KHL 48 5 17 22 46 4 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 24 -5
Latvia “C” OG 5 0 0 0 8 -1 |
Latvia (all) International 5 0 0 0 8 -1 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1990-91 Dinamo Riga USA Cup - - - - - |
Dinamo Riga Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 0 |
2011-12 Dinamo Riga Spengler Cup 4 1 0 1 4 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2010-11 Latvia WC General Manager
2016-17 Dinamo Riga KHL Asst. Coach Since 2016-10-31
2017-18 Dinamo Riga KHL Head Coach Released in late-September
2018-19 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL Asst. Coach Starting Jan-16
2019-20 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL Asst. Coach
2020-21 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL Asst. Coach
2021-22 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 2 0 1 1 0.50 0 0 | 0
Fr-Tour 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
IHL 2 36 7 9 16 0.44 20 -3 | 1 15 2 5 7 0.47 22 -
International 6 30 3 15 18 0.60 28 8 | 0
KHL 5 224 28 89 117 0.52 271 -2 | 5 36 1 14 15 0.42 64 -22
NHL 15 875 167 397 564 0.64 638 -44 | 10 137 23 67 90 0.66 131 -10
OG 3 11 1 7 8 0.73 8 -2 | 0
OGQ 2 6 0 1 1 0.17 6 2 | 0
Soviet 2 74 6 3 9 0.12 93 - | 0
Soviet3 1 11 3 1 4 0.36 18 - | 0
Spengler Cup 1 4 1 0 1 0.25 4 - | 0
USA Cup 1 - - - - - - - | 0
WC 3 16 3 8 11 0.69 18 7 | 0
WJC-20 2 14 2 7 9 0.64 10 7 | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Arturs Irbe (G) 1990-2006 11 Carolina Hurricanes, Dinamo Riga, Kansas City Blades, Latvia, Latvia, Latvia (all), San Jose Sharks
Aleksandrs Nizivijs (F) 1997-2014 10 Dinamo Riga, Latvia, Latvia, Latvia (all)
Rodrigo Lavins (D) 1990-2014 10 Dinamo Riga, Latvia, Latvia, Latvia (all), RASMS Riga, Stars Riga
Juris Stals (F) 2000-2014 8 Dinamo Riga, Latvia, Latvia (all)

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/28/2014
05/28/2014 Confirmed Dinamo Riga Retired
05/08/2013
05/08/2013 Confirmed Atlant Mytishchi Dinamo Riga
09/25/2012
09/25/2012 Confirmed Dinamo Riga Atlant Mytishchi
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Player Biography and Trivia

Number 8 retired by Dinamo Riga

Cult/Star player for Anaheim Ducks

Cult/Star player for Colorado Avalanche

Cult/Star player for Dinamo Riga

Cult/Star player for Latvia

Cult/Star player for San Jose Sharks

Career transactions
- 2014-05-27 • Announced his retirement
- 2013-05-08 • Signed by Dinamo Riga
- 2012-09-25 • Signed by Atlant Mytishchi
- 2009-07-07 • Signed by Dinamo Riga
- 2007-11-01 • Signed by the San Jose Sharks
- 2006-03-09 • Traded to the New York Rangers for a 2006 3rd round pick (John de Gray)
- 2003-01-30 • Traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim with Lance Ward for Matt Cullen, Pavel Trnka & a 2003 4th round pick (James Pemberton)
- 2002-01-16 • Traded to the Florida Panthers with Byron Ritchie for Bret Hedican, Tomas Malec, Kevyn Adams & a 2003 conditional 2nd round pick
- 2000-06-24 • Traded to the Carolina Hurricanes with a 2000 2nd round pick (Tomas Kurka) for Nolan Pratt, a 2000 1st round pick (Václav Nedorost), a 2000 2nd round pick (Jared Aulin) & a 2000 2nd round pick (Agris Saviels)
- 1995-10-26 • Traded to the Colorado Avalanche for Owen Nolan
- 1991-06-09 • Selected 30th overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks

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