Rodrigo Ābols

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Rodrigo Ābols
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Born (1996-01-05) 5 January 1996 (age 22)
Riga, Latvia
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Örebro HK
Dinamo Riga
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft 184th overall, 2016
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2014–present

Rodrigo Ābols (born 5 January 1996) is a Latvian ice hockey forward currently playing for Örebro HK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He is the son of Artis Ābols, who also played ice hockey and is currently the head coach of HC Lada Togliatti of the Kontinental Hockey League. Ābols was selected by the Vancouver Canucks 184th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Ābols began playing in minor and junior hockey in Sweden when his father played there. He joined Dinamo Riga junior club, HK Riga of MHL in 2013–14 season after he was drafted 143rd overall in the KHL Junior Draft by the club. He then played his first senior game for Dinamo Riga in the Kontinental Hockey League, coached by his father, on 27 December 2014 in an OT loss against rivals Dinamo Minsk.[1] In January 2015 Ābols registered his first KHL point with assist on a win against Torpedo and scored his first goal against on win against Severstal Cherepovets. After impressing at a few Young Stars Tournaments hosted by the Vancouver Canucks, Ābols was selected 184th overall by the Canucks, in the 7th round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft

International play[edit]

Ābols participated at the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships as a member of the Latvian national junior team. He made his senior international debut at the 2015 IIHF World Championships in Prague.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 HK Riga MHL 44 7 9 16 34 10 1 0 1 12
2013–14 Dinamo Riga Juniors LAT 1 1 3 4 0
2014–15 HK Riga MHL 35 20 18 38 61 3 0 1 1 2
2014–15 Dinamo Riga KHL 14 1 4 5 4
2015–16 Portland Winterhawks WHL 62 20 29 49 42 4 0 1 1 4
2016–17 Portland Winterhawks WHL 2 0 1 1 7
2016–17 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 52 18 32 50 43 11 5 6 11 12
KHL totals 14 1 4 5 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Latvia WJC18-D1 12th 5 1 3 4 2
2014 Latvia WJC-D1 13th 5 3 2 5 2
2015 Latvia WJC-D1 15th 5 2 2 4 2
2015 Latvia WC 13th 7 0 0 0 0
2016 Latvia WJC-D1 11th 5 4 1 5 0
Junior totals 20 10 8 18 6
Senior totals 7 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ KHL. "Player game log" (in Russian). khl.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.

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