Roberts Lipsbergs

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Roberts Lipsbergs
Roberts Lipsbergs, Denmark U20 - Latvia U20, 19.12.2013.jpg
Born (1994-07-29) July 29, 1994 (age 22)
Riga, Latvia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Tulsa Oilers
Stockton Thunder
Adirondack Thunder
Utah Grizzlies
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present

Roberts Lipsbergs (born July 29, 1994 in Riga, Latvia) is a Latvian professional ice hockey centre who is currently playing for the Tulsa Oilers in the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Lipsbergs began his career with SK Riga 18 where he spent two seasons in their youth system before spending the 2011–12 season with HK Rīga.

On June 27, 2012, Lipsbergs was selected by the Seattle Thunderbirds in the CHL Import Draft.[1]

In the 2013–14 season, on October 5, 2013, Lipsbergs became the first WHL player to score and complete a hat trick in the 1st period of a game.

On September 25, 2014, the Stockton Thunder announced they had signed Lipsbergs to a one-year standard player contract.[2] After 15 games with the Thunder, Lipsbergs was returned to major junior with the Thunderbirds.

On July 11, 2015, Lipsbergs returned to the newly relocated Thunder organization, to resume his professional career in signing a one-year contract with Adirondack.[3] On November 27, 2015, he was traded to the Utah Grizzlies. Lipsbergs featured in 37 games with the Grizzlies, contributing with 16 points before he was placed on waivers and claimed by the Tulsa Oilers on March 25, 2016.[4]

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 HK Rīga MHL 58 14 14 28 51 5 1 2 3 2
2012–13 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 64 30 28 58 24 7 3 4 7 0
2013–14 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 68 33 19 52 37 9 2 6 8 4
2014–15 Stockton Thunder ECHL 15 2 1 3 14
2014–15 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 33 16 20 36 14 6 1 1 2 1
2015–16 Adirondack Thunder ECHL 2 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 37 9 7 16 10
2015–16 Tulsa Oilers ECHL 9 2 4 6 0
WHL totals 165 79 67 146 75 22 6 11 17 10
Medal record
Representing  Latvia
Ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Latvia Division I Group A

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Latvia U18 D-1 11th 4 4 0 4 6
2012 Latvia U18 9th 6 4 0 4 2
2012 Latvia WJC 9th 6 2 1 3 2
2013 Latvia WJC 10th 6 1 1 2 2
2014 Latvia WJC D1 13th 5 6 1 7 2
2014 Latvia WC 11th 4 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 27 17 3 20 14
Senior totals 4 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T-Birds Take Two Forwards In 2012 CHL Import Draft". Seattle Thunderbirds. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Latvian Lipsbergs Added to Roster". stocktonthunder.com. September 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Thunder sign four". Adirondack Thunder. 2015-07-11. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 
  4. ^ "ECHL transactions for March 25". ECHL. 2016-03-25. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 

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