January 21, 1987 |
Ogre, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
|NHL Draft||91st overall, 2005
Oskars Bārtulis (born January 21, 1987) is a Latvian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He previously played parts of two seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Bārtulis was a winger and didn't start playing defence until he was drafted 27th overall by the Moncton Wildcats in the 2004 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) European Draft. He was drafted after just one season with the Wildcats in the third round, 91st overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. He was traded to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at the 2006 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.
He signed a three-year entry level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on September 23, 2006 following training camp. However, due to junior eligibility, he was returned to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) two days later.
Bārtulis made his NHL debut against the Ottawa Senators on November 12, 2009, going scoreless and playing 17:18 minutes of ice time. Impressed with his play after his first 10 games with the team, the Flyers signed Bārtulis to a three-year contract extension on December 2.
On February 22, 2011 Bārtulis received a late hit from former Philadelphia Flyer Scottie Upshall, resulting in a Labral tear of the shoulder. The injury forced Bartulis out for the rest of the season and Scottie Upshall was issued a two game suspension for the hit. Upshall later apologized and admitted after viewing the replay the hit was late.
On June 30, 2012 Bārtulis' $600,000 contract was bought out by the Flyers after spending the 2011–12 season with the Flyers AHL affiliate.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles||QMJHL||55||13||35||48||52||16||3||9||12||24|
|Junior int'l iotals||28||7||20||27||46|
|Senior int'l iotals||15||1||2||3||6|
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- Kimmelman, Adam (2009-12-07), Bartulis didn't need long to impress Flyers staff, NHL.com, retrieved 2010-04-11
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- Upshall, Scottie. "Upshall sorry for hit".
- Rothenberg, Ben (2012-06-30). "Bought Out Like the Wolf: Goodbye, Oskars Bartulis". Broad Street Hockey. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
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