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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:Florida Panthers

Rūdolfs Balcers (born 8 April 1997) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the San Jose 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 Bulcers Florida Panthers
Rudolfs Bulcers, Florida Panthers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Rudolfs Balcers Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Sept. 13, 2018Conditional 1st-Round Pick in 2020 (Tim Stuetzle)
2nd-Round Pick in 2019
(Jamieson Reese)
Dylan DeMelo
Josh Norris
2nd-Round Pick in 2021
(Zach Ostapchuk)
Chris Tierney
Erik Karlsson
Francis Perron

Deeper Dive


  • 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)