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Oskars Bartulis

Born:Jan 21, 1987Draft: 2005 Flyers, 91st Overall
Hometown:Ogre, Latvian SSR, Soviet UnionPosition:Defense
Known For:2013 Continental Cup ChampionShoots:Left
National Team:LatviaCurrent Status:HK Mogo (Latvia)

Oskars Bartulis (born January 21, 1987) is a Latvian ice hockey player, currently under contract with HK Mogo of the Latvian hockey league. Drafted 91st overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Bartulis started off as a winger in the Latvian pro league, but changed his position to defense after making the jump to North America. Bartulis appeared in three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), playing two years with the Moncton Wildcats and one with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. He made his pro-league debut with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2007-08 season. In his rookie year, he registered 21 points in 57 games, and followed it up the next year with 13 points in 80 games.

Bartulis made his NHL debut 2009-10, appearing in 53 games and registering one goal and nine points. After failing to register a point in 13 games the following season, he was demoted to the Adirondack Flyers of the AHL, where he closed out his playing time in North America. After five years with the Flyers organization, Bartulis left the NHL to return to Europe. He signed with Donbass Donetsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), and captured the KHL Championship in his first year with the team.

Oskars Bartulis Latvia Flyers
Oskars Bartulis, Philadelphia Flyers, Dec. 14, 2017 (Dinur/Flickr courtesy Creative Commons)

Bartulis spent eight seasons in total with the KHL, playing for Barys Astana, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, Kunlun Red Star, Dinamo Riga, and captaining Admiral Vladivostok for three seasons. He currently plays for HK Mogo of the Latvian league, finishing the 2021-22 season with 25 points in 27 games.

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  • Basel U17, U17-Top (Assistant Coach) 2022-current
  • Basel U15, U15-Elit (Head Coach) 2022-current


  • U18 WJC (D1|A) Most Goals by Defenseman (3) (2004)
  • U18 WJC (D1|A) Most Points by Defenseman (5) (2004)
  • U20 WJC (D1|A) Bronze Medal (2004)
  • CHL All-Rookie Team (2005)
  • CHL Top Prospects Game (2005)
  • QMJHL All-Rookie Team (2005)
  • U20 WJC (D1|B) Best Plus/Minus (+13) (2005)
  • U20 WJC (D1|B) Gold Medal (2005)
  • U20 WJC (D1|B) Most Assists (6) (2005)
  • U20 WJC (D1|B) Most Points by Defenseman (7) (2005)
  • QMJHL Champion (2006)
  • QMJHL Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 23, 2007)
  • QMJHL Offensive Player of the Month (October, 2007)
  • QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2007)
  • U20 WJC (D1|A) Best Defenseman (2007)
  • U20 WJC (D1|A) Most Assists by Defenseman (7) (2007)
  • U20 WJC (D1|A) Most Points by Defenseman (7) (2007)
  • U20 WJC (D1|A) Silver Medal (2007)
  • Continental Cup Champion (2013)
  • KHL All-Star Game (2016)