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Sandis Ozolinsh

Born:August 3, 1972Draft:1991 Sharks 30th Overall
Hometown:Sigulda, LatviaPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Soviet Union/LatviaCurrent Team:Retired

Sandis Ozoliņš (born August 3, 1972), commonly spelled Sandis Ozolinsh in North America, is a Latvian former professional ice hockey player and coach. During his career in North America, Ozolinsh was a seven-time NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup champion (as a member of the 1995–96 Colorado Avalanche), and Norris Trophy finalist. He is also the all-time leader for goals, assists, points and games played by a Latvian in the NHL.

Sandis Ozolinsh Carolina Hurricanes
Sandis Ozolinsh, Carolina Hurricanes (Courtesy Carolina Hurricanes media archives)

Sandis Ozolinsh Statistics

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Staff History

  • KHL, Dinamo Riga, Assistant Coach (2016-2017)
  • KHL, Dinamo Riga, Head Coach (2017-2018)
  • KHL, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, Assistant Coach (2019-present)

Achievements

  • IIHF World Juniors Silver Medal (1991)
  • IIHF World Juniors Gold Medal (1992)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (1996)
  • NHL First Team All-Star (1997)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
  • KHL All-Star Game (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • IIHF All-Time Latvia Team (2020)
  • Avalanche Record: Most Goals by Defenseman, Single Season (23 in 1996-1997)
  • Avalanche Record: Most Points by Defenseman, Single Season (68 in 1996-1997)
  • Avalanche Record: Most All-Time Playoff Goals by Defenseman (18)
  • Avalanche Record: Most All-Time Playoff Assists by Defenseman (49)
  • Avalanche Record: Most All-Time Playoff Points by Defenseman (67)

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