2010 Olympic Winter Games (Men)

Latvia Roster - 2010 Olympic Winter Games
P Player Birthdate Club team
P Joueur Naissance Équipe
G Edgars Masalskis 31.03.1980 Dinamo Riga
G Ervins Mustukovs 07.04.1984 Dinamo Riga
G Sergejs Naumovs 04.04.1969 Dinamo Riga
D Oskars Bartulis 21.01.1987 Philadelphia Flyers, NHL
D Guntis Galvins 25.01.1986 Dinamo Riga
D Rodrigo Lavins 03.08.1974 Dinamo Riga
D Georgijs Pujacs 11.06.1981 Sibir Novosibirsk, RUS
D Krisjanis Redlihs 15.01.1981 Dinamo Riga
D Arvids Rekis 01.01.1979 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg, GER
D Karlis Skrastins 09.07.1974 Dallas Stars, NHL
D Kristaps Sotnieks 29.01.1987 Dinamo Riga
F/A Girts Ankipans 29.11.1975 Dinamo Riga
F/A Armands Berzins 27.12.1983 Dinamo Riga
F/A Martins Cipulis 29.11.1980 Dinamo Riga
F/A Lauris Darzins 28.01.1985 Dinamo Riga
F/A Kaspars Daugavins 18.05.1988 Binghamton Senators, AHL
F/A Martins Karsums 26.02.1986 Dinamo Riga
F/A Gints Meija 04.09.1987 Dinamo Riga
F/A Aleksandrs Nizivijs 16.09.1976 Dinamo Riga
F/A Mikelis Redlihs 01.07.1984 Dinamo Riga
F/A Aleksejs Sirokovs 20.02.1981 Amur Khabarovsk, RUS
F/A Janis Sprukts 31.01.1982 Dinamo Riga
F/A Herberts Vasiljevs 27.05.1976 Krefeld Pinguine, GER
  • Sixteen out of 23 players come from Dinamo Riga, the Latvian team in the Russian KHL. The remaining eight players come from teams in the NHL (2), Germany (2), Russia (2) and the AHL (1).
  • Head coach Olegs Znaroks, who was the assistant coach in Turin 2006, decided to go without the third Latvian NHL player, Los Angeles Kings winger Raitis Ivanans. He has represented his native country only once (in the 2008 World Championship).
  • Sandis Ozolins has made a comeback at age 37 to play for Dinamo Riga, but he’s not on the roster for a third Olympic appearance. Ozolins is the skater that gets the most ice time with Dinamo, and also the top-scoring defenceman.
  • Apart from 1936, Latvia has only participated twice in the Olympics in the post-Soviet era: in Salt Lake City 2002 and Turin 2006. For five players, it will be their third Olympics: goalkeepers Edgars Masalskis and Sergejs Naumovs; defencemen Karlis Skrastins and Rodrigo Lavins; and forward Aleksandrs Nizivijs. Thirteen players on this team also played in Turin.
  • Nineteen players were on the team that reached the quarterfinals in the 2009 World Championship. Only one player has no World Championship experience: 22-year-old Dinamo forward Gints Meija.