Edgars Kulda

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Edgars Kulda
Edgars Kulda, Denmark U20 - Latvia U20, 19.12.201319.12.2013 in Sanok.jpg
Born (1994-11-13) 13 November 1994 (age 23)
Riga, Latvia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
KHL team Dinamo Riga
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft 193th overall, 2014
Arizona Coyotes
Playing career 2011–present

Edgars Kulda (born 13 November 1994) is a Latvian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was selected 193th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Arizona Coyotes.[1] He played in Latvian minor and youth leagues.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Kulda began playing hockey in BHS hockey school and founded by former Dinamo Rīga player Helmuts Balderis.[3]

In 2011–12 season Kulda moved to North America to play for Edmonton Oil Kings of WHL. His most successful season as Oil King was 2013–14, when Oil Kings won Memorial Cup and Kulda received Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as Memorial Cup Most Valuable Player.[4][5]

Professional[edit]

In 2015–16 season Kulda moved back to Latvia and joined his hometown club Dinamo Riga of KHL. He made his KHL debut on 3 September 2015, in overtime loss against Medveščak Zagreb.[6]

International play[edit]

Kulda represented Latvia in junior and U18 championships. In 2016, he made his debut in 2016 World Championships in opening match overtime loss against Sweden.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Edgars Kulda is the younger brother of Arturs Kulda.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 SK Riga 18 U18 17 36 27 63 8
2011–12 HK Rīga MHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 HK Juniors Riga MHL B 33 15 11 26 81 7 2 9 11 4
2011–12 HK Juniors Riga LHL 25 21 15 36 18 5 3 2 5 0
2012–13 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 64 6 11 17 34 22 2 12 14 10
2013–14 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 66 30 30 60 57 21 10 12 22 12
2014–15 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 47 13 17 30 35 5 0 2 2 4
2015–16 Dinamo Riga KHL 39 4 3 7 23
2016–17 Dinamo Riga KHL 39 3 6 9 6
2017–18 Dinamo Riga KHL 31 1 0 1 33
KHL totals 109 8 9 17 62

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Latvia WJC18 9th 6 1 1 2 14
2013 Latvia WJC 10th 6 2 4 6 0
2014 Latvia WJC-D1 12th 5 1 6 7 2
2016 Latvia WC 13th 7 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 29 8 15 23 22
Senior totals 7 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ NHL. "Arizona Coyotes 2014 draft 7th round selections". nhl.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  2. ^ Latvijas Hokeja fedrācija. "Spēlētāja dati" (in Latvian). lhf.lv. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  3. ^ EliteProspects. "HOCKEY PLAYERS FROM BHS". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  4. ^ Yahoo Sports (2014-05-25). "Arturs Kulda won the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the Most Valuable Player at the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup". yahhoo.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  5. ^ EliteProspects. "HOCKEY AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  6. ^ KHL. "Player Match Log". khl.ru. Archived from the original on 14 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  7. ^ IIHF. "Match Statistics". iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.

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