Oskars Bārtulis

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Oskars Bārtulis
Oscars Bartulis.png
Born (1987-01-21) January 21, 1987 (age 30)
Ogre, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Admiral Vladivostok
Philadelphia Flyers
Donbass Donetsk
Barys Astana
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft 91st overall, 2005
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2007–present

Oskars Bārtulis (born January 21, 1987) is a Latvian professional ice hockey defenceman who is captain of Admiral Vladivostok of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He has previously played parts of two seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career[edit]

Bārtulis was a winger and didn't start playing defence until he was drafted 27th overall by the Moncton Wildcats in the 2004 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) European Draft. He was drafted after just one season with the Wildcats in the third round, 91st overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. He was traded to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles at the 2006 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.

He signed a three-year entry level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on September 23, 2006 following training camp. However, due to junior eligibility, he was returned to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) two days later.

Bārtulis made his NHL debut against the Ottawa Senators on November 12, 2009, going scoreless and playing 17:18 minutes of ice time.[1] Impressed with his play after his first 10 games with the team, the Flyers signed Bārtulis to a three-year contract extension on December 2.[2]

On February 22, 2011 Bārtulis received a late hit from former Philadelphia Flyer Scottie Upshall, resulting in a Labral tear of the shoulder. The injury forced Bartulis out for the rest of the season and Scottie Upshall was issued a two-game suspension for the hit.[3] Upshall later apologized and admitted after viewing the replay the hit was late.[4]

On June 30, 2012 Bārtulis' $600,000 contract was bought out by the Flyers after spending the 2011–12 season with the Flyers AHL affiliate.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 62 5 19 24 55 12 1 1 2 16
2005–06 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 54 6 25 31 84 21 1 9 10 22
2006–07 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 55 13 35 48 52 16 3 9 12 24
2007–08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 57 1 20 21 42
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 80 2 11 13 59 4 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 12 2 2 4 14
2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 53 1 8 9 28 7 0 0 0 4
2010–11 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 13 0 0 0 4
2010–11 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 4 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 36 1 10 11 20
2012–13 Donbass Donetsk KHL 40 3 4 7 88
2013–14 Donbass Donetsk KHL 50 2 7 9 28 11 1 3 4 14
2014–15 Barys Astana KHL 50 1 6 7 54 7 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 52 8 16 24 58 5 0 1 1 4
2016–17 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 53 2 7 9 40 6 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 66 1 8 9 32 7 0 0 0 4
KHL totals 245 16 39 55 268 29 1 5 6 20

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Latvia WJ18 5 1 3 4 6
2004 Latvia WJ18 5 3 2 5 16
2004 Latvia WJC 5 2 2 4 12
2005 Latvia WJC 5 1 6 7 6
2005 Latvia WC 1 0 0 0 2
2006 Latvia WJC 3 0 0 0 0
2007 Latvia WJC 5 0 7 7 6
2009 Latvia WC 4 0 0 0 0
2010 Latvia OG 4 0 0 0 2
2012 Latvia WC 6 1 2 3 2
2014 Latvia OG 5 1 0 1 0
Junior totals 28 7 20 27 46
Senior totals 20 2 2 4 6

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
QMJHL
All-Rookie Team 2004–05
CHL All-Rookie Team 2004–05
CHL Top Prospects Game 2005
Second All-Star Team 2006–07
KHL
All-Star Game 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators vs. Flyers - 11/12/2009 - Boxscore". Philadelphia Flyers. 2009-11-12. Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  2. ^ Kimmelman, Adam (2009-12-07), Bartulis didn't need long to impress Flyers staff, NHL.com, retrieved 2010-04-11 
  3. ^ "Scottie Upshall suspended for hit on Bartulis". Broad Street Hockey. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  4. ^ Upshall, Scottie. "Upshall sorry for hit". 
  5. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (2012-06-30). "Bought Out Like the Wolf: Goodbye, Oskars Bartulis". Broad Street Hockey. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 

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