Jēkabs Rēdlihs

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Jēkabs Rēdlihs
Jekabs Redlihs.jpg
Jēkabs Rēdlihs while playing for Syracuse Crunch
Born (1982-03-29) March 29, 1982 (age 35)
Riga, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defender
Shoots Left
Czech team
Former teams
Piráti Chomutov
HK Liepājas Metalurgs
Syracuse Crunch
HC Plzeň
Dinamo Riga
Modo Hockey
HC Karlovy Vary
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft 119th overall, 2002
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2000–present

Jēkabs Rēdlihs (born March 29, 1982 in Riga, Soviet Union) is a Latvian ice hockey Defender currently playing for Piráti Chomutov in the Czech Extraliga (Czech).

Playing career[edit]

Rēdlihs was selected in the fourth round 119th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Drafted from the New York Applecore of the EJHL, Rēdlihs then enrolled with Boston University of the Hockey East and completed a four-collegiate career with the Terriers earning Hockey East All-Rookie honors in his freshman year.[1]

After his 2005–06 senior season with the Hockey East champions, Rēdlihs made his professional debut when he signed an ATO contract with the Blue Jackets affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL on March 30, 2006.[2]

Un-signed by Columbus, Rēdlihs was invited to the Blue Jackets training camp for the 2006–07 season but was then reassigned to play with the Syracuse Crunch and second tier affiliate, the Dayton Bombers of the ECHL. He was again invited to the Blue Jackets 2007–08 training camp on September 10, 2007, but was later released to the Crunch on September 20, 2007.[3]

After spending the majority of the season with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL, Rēdlihs left North America when he signed with HC Plzeň of the Czech Extraliga on January 9, 2008.[4] Helping to strengthen 1929's defense, he was then re-signed to a one-year contract for the 2008–09 season on March 31, 2008.[5]

On July 17, 2009, Rēdlihs, a free agent, signed a two-year contract with Dinamo Riga of the KHL.[6]

On June 1, 2015, Rēdlihs continued his career in the Czech Extraliga in signing with Piráti Chomutov after one season with HC Karlovy Vary.[7]

Personal[edit]

Jēkabs Rēdlihs has three brothers. Two of them, Miķelis Rēdlihs and Krišjānis Rēdlihs, are hockey players. All three brothers have appeared together in Latvia national team.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 HK Liepājas Metalurgs LHL 31 1 3 4
2001–02 New York Applecore EJHL 86 12 26 38 69
2002–03 Boston University HE 40 4 12 16 12
2003–04 Boston University HE 23 2 4 6 53
2004–05 Boston University HE 40 1 0 1 32
2005–06 Boston University HE 27 1 5 6 34
2005–06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 4 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Dayton Bombers ECHL 7 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 46 3 9 12 42
2006–07 HK Riga 2000 LHL 4 2 1 3 6
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 13 1 2 3 10
2007–08 Elmira Jackals ECHL 21 0 4 4 21
2007–08 HC Plzeň Czech 13 1 2 3 14 4 0 0 0 2
2008–09 HC Plzeň Czech 41 3 2 5 49 12 0 1 1 37
2009–10 Dinamo Riga KHL 35 1 2 3 86 7 0 1 1 10
2009–10 Dinamo-Juniors Riga BLR 3 0 0 0 6
2010–11 Dinamo Riga KHL 47 0 5 5 58 8 0 1 1 10
2011–12 Dinamo Riga KHL 46 2 1 3 35 6 1 1 2 8
2012–13 Dinamo Riga KHL 24 2 1 3 22
2012–13 HK Liepājas Metalurgs BLR 3 0 0 0 4
2013–14 Modo Hockey SHL 4 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Dinamo Riga KHL 12 0 0 0 10 7 0 0 0 4
2014–15 HC Karlovy Vary Czech 50 1 7 8 69
KHL totals 164 5 9 14 211 28 1 3 4 32

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Latvia WJC18-B 5 0 3 3 16
2002 Latvia WJC-D2 4 0 2 2 0
2008 Latvia WC 4 0 0 0 2
2010 Latvia WC 6 0 1 1 4
2011 Latvia WC 6 1 1 2 4
2014 Latvia WC 7 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 9 0 5 5 16
Senior totals 23 1 4 5 14

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2003
Hockey East Champions 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redlihs, Zancanaro sign ATO contracts". GoTerriers. 2006-03-30. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Crunch sign defenseman Redlihs". Syracuse Crunch. 2006-03-30. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets make first moves of training camp". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2007-09-20. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  4. ^ "Pilsner strengthen defense with Jekabs Redlihs". HC Plzeň. 2008-01-09. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  5. ^ "Redlihs signs a contract with Pilsner for next year". HC Plzeň. 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  6. ^ "Dinamo Riga sign contract with Jēkabs Rēdlihs". Dinamo Riga. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  7. ^ "Redlihs comes to Chomutov!" (in Czech). Pirati Chomutov. 2015-06-01. Retrieved 2015-06-01. 
  8. ^ "Redlihs III debuted". IIHF. 2008-04-05. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 

External links[edit]

Jēkabs Rēdlihs's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database