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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

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
October 26, 1995Owen Nolan
June 24, 2000Second-Round Pick
(Tomas Kurka)
First-Round Pick
(Vaclav Nedorost)
Second-Round Pick
(Jared Aulin)
Second-Round Pick
(Agris Saviels)
Nolan Pratt
January 16, 2002Byron RitchieKevyn Adams
Bret Hedican
Tomas Malec
January 30, 2003Lance WardFourth-Round Pick
(James Pemberton)
Pavel Trnka
Matt Cullen
March 9, 2006Third-Round Pick
(John DeGray)

Deeper Dive

Staff History

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


  • 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)