Vitalijs Pavlovs

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Vitalijs Pavlovs
Born (1989-06-17) June 17, 1989 (age 25)
Riga, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Mestis team Jokipojat
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Vitalijs Pavlovs (born June 17, 1989) is a Latvian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Dinamo Riga in KHL.[1] He signed a two year contract with Dinamo on August 9, 2012[2] and made his debut on December 5, 2012 in a loss to Yugra.[3] Pavlovs started the 2012/13 season with Jokipojat in Mestis,[4] he had 6 goals and 8 assists in 19 games which is good for 3rd place in points inside the team.

Pavlovs is currently sanctioned by the International Olympics Committee for failing an anti-doping test in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He tested positive for methylhexanamine, a banned stimulant found in certain food supplements.[5][6]


  1. ^ "KHL player profile". Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  2. ^ "DINAMO paraksta līgumus ar Skvorcovu un Pavlovu". Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  3. ^ "KHL player profile". Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Eliteprospect player profile". Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  5. ^ "Two athletes expelled for doping". ESPN. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sochi 2014: Ukraine's Marina Lisogor fails drugs test". BBC Sport. 22 February 2014. 

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