Georgijs Pujacs

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Georgijs Pujacs
Georgijs Pujacs 2008.jpg
Born (1981-06-11) June 11, 1981 (age 35)
Riga, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Sibir Novosibirsk
Lada Togliatti
Dinamo Riga
Avangard Omsk
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft 264th overall, 1999
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1996–present

Georgijs Pujacs (born June 11, 1981 in Riga, Soviet Union) is a Latvian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Pujacs was drafted by Boston Bruins as the 264th pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, after a strong performance in 1999 Division 1 European Junior Championships. After being drafted, he played minor league ice hockey in North America for a year but did not reach the NHL. He then returned to Latvia and has mostly played for Latvian teams in the Latvian League and Eastern European Hockey League. In July 2006, Pujacs signed a two-year contract with Khimik Moscow Oblast of Russian Elite League, then joined HC Lada Togliatti on 6 November 2007. On 14 January 2009, Pujacs returned to Latvia and signed with Dinamo Riga of the KHL and left on 13 July 2009 to sign with Dinamo Riga's rival HC Sibir Novosibirsk.


Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 HK Pārdaugava Rīga LAT 19 1 5 6 10 -- -- -- -- --
1997–98 HK Riga EEL 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1999–00 Rochester Mustangs USHL 50 4 13 17 35 -- -- -- -- --
1999–00 Anchorage Aces WCHL 8 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
2000–01 Vilki OP LAT 6 0 1 1  ?? -- -- -- -- --
2000–01 Liepājas Metalurgs LAT 18 4 8 12  ?? -- -- -- -- --
2000–01 Liepājas Metalurgs EEL 15 0 4 4  ?? -- -- -- -- --
2001–02 Liepājas Metalurgs EEL 41 7 11 18 27 -- -- -- -- --
2001–02 Liepājas Metalurgs LAT 18 2 1 3 8 3 1 2 3 0
2002–03 Liepājas Metalurgs EEL 36 1 7 8 22 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 Liepājas Metalurgs LAT  ?? 2 14 16 12 -- -- -- -- --
2003–04 Liepājas Metalurgs EEL 4 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
2003–04 Örebro HK Allsvenskan 42 6 4 10 64 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 Vilki OP LAT 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 Elmira Jackals UHL 71 7 21 28 30 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 HK Rīga 2000 LAT  ?? 1 1 2 6 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 HK Rīga 2000 BEL 52 6 12 18 81 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Khimik Mytischy RSL 49 1 9 10 42 6 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Lada Togliatti RSL 33 1 4 5 28 4 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Dinamo Minsk BEL 9 2 9 11 22 -- -- -- -- --
2008–09 Lada Togliatti KHL 38 9 4 13 49
2008–09 Dinamo Riga KHL 12 1 3 4 4 3 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 56 1 13 14 26
2010–11 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 49 8 14 22 52 4 0 0 0 4
2011–12 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 25 1 4 5 14
2011–12 Avangard Omsk KHL 13 1 4 5 2 17 0 0 0 4
2012–13 Avangard Omsk KHL 45 1 12 13 28 10 0 2 2 2
2013–14 Dinamo Riga KHL 43 1 5 6 55 7 0 2 2 16
2014–15 Dinamo Riga KHL 32 1 1 2 24
2014–15 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 17 1 3 4 22
KHL Totals 320 25 63 88 276 41 0 5 5 28

International[edit]

   
Year Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Latvia Europe Junior Championship Div. 1 4 0 3 3 2
2000 Latvia World Junior Championship Div. B 5 0 1 1 6
2006 Latvia Olympic Games 5 0 0 0 0
2006 Latvia World Championship Div. A 6 0 0 0 18
2007 Latvia World Championship Div. A 5 0 0 0 4
2008 Latvia World Championship Div. A 6 0 1 1 6
2009 Latvia World Championship Div. A 7 0 0 0 10
2010 Latvia Olympic Games 4 0 1 1 2
2010 Latvia World Championship Div. A 6 1 2 3 2
2011 Latvia World Championship Div. A 6 2 1 3 33
2012 Latvia World Championship Div. A 7 0 1 1 2
2013 Latvia World Championship Div. A 2 0 0 0 2
2014 Latvia Olympic Games 5 0 1 1 2
2014 Latvia World Championship Div. A 7 1 1 2 4
WCh Totals 52 4 6 10 81
Olympic Totals 14 0 2 2 4

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