Rodrigo Laviņš

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Rodrigo Laviņš
Rodrigo Lavins 2008.jpg
Born (1974-08-03) August 3, 1974 (age 39)
Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Dinamo Riga
RSL
HK Pardaugava Riga
Molot-Prikamye Perm
HC Dynamo Moscow
Metallurg Novokuznetsk
SM-l
Jokerit
Ilves
HPK
SEL
AIK
Brynäs IF
Södertälje SK
DEL
Augsburger Panther
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1992–present

Rodrigo Laviņš (born August 3, 1974)[1] is a Latvian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Laviņš began his career with his hometown team HK Pardaugava Riga. He then moved to North America in 1994, starting with the East Coast Hockey League where he played for the Raleigh IceCaps and the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks. He also had a spell in the Colonial Hockey League with the Muskegon Fury. In 1997, he moved to the International Hockey League with the Las Vegas Thunder. He then moved to the Tacoma Sabercats of the West Coast Hockey League the same season.

Laviņš returned to Europe in 1998, splitting the year in Finland's SM-liiga with Jokerit and Sweden's Elitserien with AIK. He returned to Finland the next season, splitting the year with HPK and Ilves before moving to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany, suiting up for the Augsburger Panther. Laviņš returned to Russia in 2001 where he spent two seasons, playing for Molot-Prikamye Perm and Dynamo Moscow.

He returned to Latvia in 2003, signing with HK Riga 2000 where he stayed for three seasons. He came back to Sweden in 2005, joining Brynäs IF for two seasons and then split 2007-08 with Södertälje SK and Russian side Metallurg Novokuznetsk.

In the 2008–09 season, he will play for Dinamo Riga in the newly formed Kontinental Hockey League.

International[edit]

He was named to the Latvia men's national ice hockey team for competition at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 HK Pardaugava Riga IHL 41 1 6 7 20 2 0 0 0 2
1992–93 HK Pardaugava Riga LHL 11 3 2 5 6
1993–94 HK Pardaugava Riga IHL 30 0 0 0 16
1994–95 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL 25 2 7 9 30
1994–95 Tallahassee Tiger Sharks ECHL 44 3 9 12 36 11 0 3 3 8
1995–96 Tallahassee Tiger Sharks ECHL 52 10 14 24 86 2 0 1 1 0
1996–97 Muskegon Fury CoHL 16 4 4 8 16
1996–97 Tallahassee Tiger Sharks ECHL 50 11 27 38 45 1 0 0 0 2
1997–98 Tacoma Sabercats WCHL 10 4 4 8 6 8 2 10 12 8
1997–98 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 48 3 7 10 53 3 0 0 0 2
1998–99 AIK SEL 15 1 2 3 10
1998–99 Jokerit SM-l 10 0 2 2 14
1999–00 Ilves Tampere SM-l 31 4 4 8 59
1999–00 HPK SM-l 22 3 8 11 22 8 1 1 2 10
2000–01 Augsburger Panther DEL 46 1 5 6 38
2001–02 Molot-Prikamye Perm RSL 43 5 5 10 36
2002–03 HC Dynamo Moscow RSL 24 1 6 7 20 3 0 1 1 6
2003–04 HK Riga 2000 LHL 3 0 2 2 4
2004–05 HK Riga 2000 BLR 42 6 21 27 10 3 0 0 0 0
2004–05 HK Riga 2000 LHL 4 0 2 2 2 8 0 5 5 2
2005–06 Brynäs IF SEL 45 5 2 7 28 4 0 2 2 2
2006–07 HK Riga 2000 LHL 6 1 4 5 6
2006–07 Brynäs IF SEL 43 0 2 2 42 7 1 0 1 6
2007–08 Metallurg Novokuznetsk RSL 13 0 2 2 18
2007–08 Södertälje SK SEL 34 0 1 1 10
2008–09 Dinamo Riga KHL 49 1 6 7 22 3 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Dinamo Riga KHL 52 3 8 11 30 6 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Dinamo Riga KHL 32 4 3 7 20 9 0 1 1 6
2011–12 Dinamo Riga KHL 28 0 1 1 23
KHL Totals 161 8 18 26 95 21 0 3 3 16
SEL Totals 137 6 7 13 90 11 1 2 3 8

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1993 Latvia WC-C 6 1 0 1 4
1994 Latvia WJC-C 4 1 9 10 2
1996 Latvia WC-B 7 0 0 0 0
1997 Latvia WC 8 0 3 3 4
1999 Latvia WC 6 0 0 0 2
2000 Latvia WC 7 1 2 3 4
2002 Latvia WC 6 1 1 2 2
2003 Latvia WC 6 0 2 2 4
2005 Latvia OQ 3 0 0 0 0
2005 Latvia WC 6 0 1 1 2
2006 Latvia OG 5 0 1 1 0
2007 Latvia WC 6 1 3 4 27
2008 Latvia WC 6 0 2 2 16
2009 Latvia WC 6 0 2 2 4
2010 Latvia OG 4 0 0 0 2
Junior int'l Totals 4 1 9 10 2
Senior int'l Totals 82 4 17 21 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rodrigo Lavinsh hockey statistics & profile". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Roster forming - 2014 WM - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". iihfworlds2014.com. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 

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