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Jānis Sprukts (born January 31, 1982) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward.

Jānis Sprukts
Jānis Sprukts in 2010.jpg
Born (1982-01-31) January 31, 1982 (age 37)
Riga, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NLA team
Former teams
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
Florida Panthers
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft 234th overall, 2000
Florida Panthers
Playing career 1999–present

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BiographyEdit

As a youth, Sprukts played in the 1996 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a team from Riga.[1] He was drafted by Panthers as their eighth-round pick, #234 overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.[citation needed]

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, he returned to North America, where he signed with the Florida Panthers. He started the 2006/2007 season in Panthers farmclub American Hockey League team Rochester Americans. In October 2006, after 4 games in AHL, he was called up to the Florida Panthers. On 20 October he played his first NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers, but on 21 December, playing against the New York Rangers, recorded his first point in the NHL. On April 6, 2007, Jānis scored his first career NHL goal against Marc Denis and the Tampa Bay Lightning in a Panthers 7-2 victory.[2] In 2009, he left North America and then played in the KHL for Dinamo Riga and CSKA Moscow.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Lukko SM-liiga 9 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 63 35 44 79 46 10 10 6 16 10
2002–03 Sport Mestis 21 5 6 11 8
2002–03 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 30 9 29 38 12 11 3 5 8 0
2003–04 ASK/Ogre LHL 21 8 5 13 24
2003–04 Odense Bulldogs ODL 2 0 1 1 2 13 7 4 11 36
2004–05 HK Rīga 2000 LHL 3 2 3 5 0 9 3 4 7 2
2005–06 HPK SM-liiga 35 18 10 28 14
2006–07 Rochester Americans AHL 55 17 37 54 58
2006–07 Florida Panthers NHL 13 1 2 3 2
2007–08 Lukko SM-liiga 53 12 17 29 20
2008–09 Rochester Americans AHL 59 16 31 47 20
2008–09 Florida Panthers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Dinamo Riga KHL 53 11 25 36 34 9 1 4 5 10
2010–11 Dinamo Riga KHL 53 10 16 26 52 11 4 1 5 6
2011–12 Dinamo Riga KHL 53 11 24 35 28 7 5 3 8 0
2012–13 CSKA Moscow KHL 50 5 3 8 6 9 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 14 2 5 7 0 18 0 4 4 6
2014–15 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 16 1 4 5 4
NHL totals 14 1 2 3 2
KHL totals 239 40 77 117 124 54 10 13 23 22

International statisticsEdit

   
Year Team League GP G A P PIM
2000 Latvia WC 7 0 0 0 0
2003 Latvia WC 6 0 2 2 2
2005 Latvia WC 6 2 1 3 0
2006 Latvia WC 6 0 1 1 2
2007 Latvia WC 3 0 2 2 0
2008 Latvia WC 6 0 2 2 2
2009 Latvia WC 7 0 1 1 0
2010 Latvia Oly 4 0 1 1 0
2010 Latvia WC 6 2 3 5 2
2012 Latvia WC 7 0 4 4 2
2013 Latvia WC 7 1 5 6 2
2014 Latvia Oly 5 2 2 4 0
2015 Latvia WC 7 0 1 1 25
2017 Latvia WC 6 2 1 3 6
WC Totals 74 7 23 30 43
Olympic Totals 9 2 3 5 0
International Totals 101 21 36 58 43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  2. ^ "Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning Box Score, April 6, 2007". Hockey-Reference.com. 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2012-06-10.

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