Harijs Vītoliņš

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Harijs Vītoliņš
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Born (1968-04-30) April 30, 1968 (age 49)
Riga, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Winnipeg Jets
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft 188th overall, 1988
Montreal Canadiens
228th overall, 1993
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1986–2005

Harijs Vītoliņš (Harijs Vitolinsh) (born April 30, 1968 in Riga, Soviet Union) is a Latvian former professional ice hockey centre. After being selected twice in the NHL Entry Draft, Vītoliņš played eight games in the National Hockey League with the Winnipeg Jets during the 1993–94 season, going scoreless.

Vītoliņš was promoted to head coach of Dynamo Moscow after Oleg Znarok was named as Zinetula Bilyaletdinov's successor team Russia head-coach .[1] Vītoliņš also serves as assistant of Oleg Znaroks. In May 2014, national team of Russia coached by Znaroks and Vītoliņš won the world ice hockey championship in Minsk, Belarus.

On 25 May 2014, Vītoliņš took Znarok's place as the head coach[citation needed]. This was the first time team Russia had a foreign head coach.


  1. ^ Fedor Fedin (2014-03-26). "Oleg Znarok Named Coach of Team Russia". russianmachineneverbreaks.com. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 

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