Jānis Sprukts

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Jānis Sprukts
Jānis Sprukts in 2010.jpg
Born (1982-01-31) January 31, 1982 (age 32)
Riga, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Florida Panthers
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft 234th overall, 2000
Florida Panthers
Playing career 1999–present

Jānis Sprukts (born January 31, 1982 in Riga, Soviet Union) 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 he returned to North America, where he signed with the Florida Panthers. He started the 2006/2007 season in Panthers farmclub AHL 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.[1] In 2009 he left North America and then played in the KHL for Dinamo Riga and CSKA Moscow.

Career statistics[edit]

    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 Odense Bulldogs ODL 2 0 1 1 2
2003–04 ASK/Ogre LHL 5 2 4 6 0
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
NHL totals 14 1 2 3 2
KHL totals 209 37 68 105 120 36 10 9 19 16

International play[edit]

Played for Latvia in:

International statistics[edit]

   
Year Team League GP G A P PIM
2009 Latvia WC 7 0 1 1 0
WCh Totals 41 2 9 11 6
Olympic Totals
International Totals 101 21 36 58 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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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