Kristofers Bindulis

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Kristofers Bindulis
Born (1995-09-17) 17 September 1995 (age 23)
Riga, Latvia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Washington Capitals
Hershey Bears (AHL)
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2017–present

Kristofers "Kris" Bindulis (born September 17, 1995) is a Latvian professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing for the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Bindulis first played two seasons in his native Latvia from 2011 to 2013 before opting to further develop his game in the United States. He first played in the North American Hockey League with the Soo Eagles in 2013–14 before splitting the following year between the Eagles and the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League.

In the 2016–17 season, he was recruited to play collegiate hockey with Lake Superior State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. As a freshman he contributed with 1 goal and 12 points in 28 games before opting to conclude his collegiate career in signing a three-year entry level contract with the Washington Capitals on March 8, 2017.[1]

International play[edit]

Bindulis played in two junior tournament with the Latvian national junior team at the 2013 World Under-18 Championships and the Division I 2015 World Junior Championships.

He was later selected and made his senior debut for Latvia at the 2017 IIHF World Championship, appearing in 5 scoreless games.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 SK Riga 17 LHL 35 2 11 13 16 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 HK Juniors Riga LHL 17 2 6 8 20
2012–13 HK Juniors Riga MHL-B 34 4 6 10 62 3 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Soo Eagles NAHL 52 0 11 11 64
2014–15 Soo Eagles NAHL 28 1 5 6 29
2014–15 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 30 1 1 2 6
2015–16 Aston Rebels NAHL 57 10 36 46 75 8 3 2 5 4
2016–17 Lake Superior State University WCHA 28 1 11 12 20
2017–18 Hershey Bears AHL 12 0 1 1 6
2017–18 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 34 4 11 15 10
AHL totals 12 0 1 1 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Latvia WJC18 10th 6 0 0 0 6
2015 Latvia WJC-D1 15th 5 0 0 0 27
2017 Latvia WC 10th 5 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 11 0 0 0 33
Senior totals 5 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capitals sign Kris Bindulis and Hampus Gustafsson". Washington Capitals. 2017-03-08. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  2. ^ "2017 World Championship roster" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2017-05-01. Retrieved 2017-05-01.

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