9 September 1992|
|Died||11 June 2013
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||DHK Latgale
Oklahoma City Barons
|NHL Draft||181st overall, 2010
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|2009 Italy||Division I Group B|
|World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|
|2011 Belarus||Division I Group A|
Kristiāns Pelšs (9 September 1992 – 11 June 2013) was a Latvian ice hockey player. Son of poet and translator Einārs Pelšs. At the time of his death, he played for the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.
Pelšs was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 7th round (181st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He made his European Elite debut with DHK Latgale of the Belarusian Extraleague during the 2008-09 season. In 2010, he moved to North America and signed to play major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Edmonton Oil Kings.
|2010–11||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||63||14||19||33||31||4||0||2||2||6|
|2011–12||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||63||28||22||50||95||10||4||3||7||2|
|2012–13||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||20||1||7||8||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009||Latvia||WJC U18 D1||4||0||1||1||6|
- Pazudis hokejists Kristiāns Pelšs; aizdomas par noslīkšanu - Latvijā - nra.lv
- “It was an accident, Kristians just wanted to swim” — Friends of Kristians Pelss speak up
- "Oilers ink Pelss to three-year entry level contract". Edmonton Oilers. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- Kristiāns Pelšs career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Kristiāns Pelšs career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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