December 31, 1995 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Position||Left Wing, Center|
|KHL team (P)
Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
Rihards Bukarts (born 31 December 1995 in Jūrmala, Latvia) is a Latvian ice hockey player. He is currently playing for Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League. Bukarts was selected 9th overall in the 2012 KHL Junior Draft by the Dinamo Riga. With the selection Bukarts became the highest drafted Latvian in KHL history, 4 spots higher than his brother Roberts Bukarts in 2009.
Bukarts Jr. is youngest player ever who score in MHL on September 15, 2011 . Bukarts jr was selected 7th overall in the 2013 CHL Import Draft by Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL).  Bukarts is highest drafted player in Wheat Kings history. In the summer in 2013 Bukarts jr brake a contract with Dinamo Riga and left to North America play for Brandon Wheat Kings in WHL.
On July 19 2013 Rihards Bukarts signed with Brandon Wheat Kings. 
Regular season and playoffs
|2008–09||SK Saga||LHL 2||14||9||5||14||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||SK Riga 18||LHL U18||9||7||11||18||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||SK Saga||LHL 2||19||19||30||49||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||SK Saga||LHL 2||11||28||31||59||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||HK Juniors Riga||LHL||—||—||—||—||—||2||0||1||1||0|
|2013–14||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||65||28||26||54||50||9||0||4||4||0|
|Junior int'l Totals||18||1||7||8||6|
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- "Rihards Bukarts gūst pirmos vārtus MHL čempionātā" (in Latvian). Delfi.lv. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- "CHL draftā ar 7. numuru izvēlēts Rihards Bukarts" (in Latvian). Nra.lv. July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
- "Dinamo" paraksta līgumu ar Rihardu Bukartu" (in Latvian). Sportacentrs.com. July 2, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
- "Rihards Bukarts un Golovkovs karjeru turpinās Kanādā" (in Latvian). Tvnet.lv. July 19, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.