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Rudolfs Balcers

Born:April 8, 1997Draft:2015 Sharks #142 Overall
Hometown:Liepaja, LatviaPosition:Left Wing/Right Wing
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:LatviaCurrent Team:San Jose Sharks

Rūdolfs Balcers (born 8 April 1997) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Sharks, 142nd overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Balcers played three seasons playing for the Stavanger Oilers before moving to North America in 2016, where he spent one season with the Kamloops Blazers of the major junior Western Hockey League (WHL). After one season in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Sharks minor league affiliate San Jose Barracuda, Balcers was traded to the Ottawa Senators in 2018 and made his NHL debut with the team in 2019. He rejoined the Sharks in 2021.

Rudolfs Balcers Ottawa Senators
Rudolfs Balcers, Ottawa Senators 2019 development camp (Courtesy Ottawa Senators)

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Achievements

  • AHL All-Star Game (2018)
  • WHL Most Goals by Rookie (2017)
  • Norwegian Champion (2016)
  • U20 WJC (D1A) Gold Medal (2016)
  • Norway U20 Silver Medal (2015)
  • Norwegian Champion (2015)
  • U20 WJC (D1A) Bronze Medal (2015)
  • Norway U18 Most Goals (2014)
  • U18 WJC (D1A) Gold Medal (2014)
  • Norway U20 Silver Medal (2013)

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