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Edgars Kulda

Edgars Kulda
Edgars Kulda, Denmark U20 - Latvia U20, 19.12.201319.12.2013 in Sanok.jpg
Kulda with Latvia in 2013
Born (1994-11-13) 13 November 1994 (age 26)
Riga, Latvia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Dinamo Riga
PSG Berani Zlín
National team  Latvia
NHL Draft 193th overall, 2014
Arizona Coyotes
Playing career 2011–present

Edgars Kulda (born 13 November 1994) is a Latvian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for Dinamo Riga in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was selected 193th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Arizona Coyotes.[1] He played in Latvian minor and youth leagues.[2]

Playing career

Junior

Kulda began playing hockey in BHS hockey school and founded by former Dinamo R?ga player Helmuts Balderis.[3]

In 2011-12 season Kulda moved to North America to play for Edmonton Oil Kings of WHL. His most successful season as Oil King was 2013-14, when Oil Kings won Memorial Cup and Kulda received Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as Memorial Cup Most Valuable Player.[4][5]

Professional

In 2015-16 season Kulda moved back to Latvia and joined his hometown club Dinamo Riga of KHL. He made his KHL debut on 3 September 2015, in overtime loss against Medveak Zagreb.[6]

After a three year absence, highlighted with a lone season with PSG Berani Zlín of the Czech Extraliga, Kulda returned to Dinamo Riga on a one-year contract as a free agent on 7 August 2021.[7]

International play

Kulda represented Latvia in junior and U18 championships. In 2016, he made his debut in 2016 World Championships in opening match overtime loss against Sweden.[8]

Personal life

Edgars Kulda is the younger brother of Arturs Kulda.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009-10 SK Riga 18 U18 17 36 27 63 8 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 HK R?ga MHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 HK Juniors Riga MHL B 33 15 11 26 81 7 2 9 11 4
2011-12 HK Juniors Riga LHL 25 21 15 36 18 5 3 2 5 0
2012-13 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 64 6 11 17 34 22 2 12 14 10
2013-14 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 66 30 30 60 57 21 10 12 22 12
2014-15 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 47 13 17 30 35 5 0 2 2 4
2015-16 Dinamo Riga KHL 39 4 3 7 23 -- -- -- -- --
2016-17 Dinamo Riga KHL 39 3 6 9 6 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Dinamo Riga KHL 31 1 0 1 33 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 HK Liep?ja LHL -- -- -- -- -- 5 2 3 5 0
2018-19 PSG Berani Zlín ELH 52 11 11 22 32 5 0 0 0 2
2019-20 Saryarka Karaganda VHL 37 12 8 20 16 6 2 1 3 0
2020-21 Metallurg Novokuznetsk VHL 41 8 8 16 14 14 2 5 7 5
KHL totals 109 8 9 17 62 -- -- -- -- --

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Latvia WJC18 9th 6 1 1 2 14
2013 Latvia WJC 10th 6 2 4 6 0
2014 Latvia WJC-D1 12th 5 1 6 7 2
2016 Latvia WC 13th 7 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 29 8 15 23 22
Senior totals 7 0 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ NHL. "Arizona Coyotes 2014 draft 7th round selections". nhl.com. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ Latvijas Hokeja fedr?cija. "Sp?l?t?ja dati" (in Latvian). lhf.lv. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ EliteProspects. "HOCKEY PLAYERS FROM BHS". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Yahoo Sports (25 May 2014). "Arturs Kulda won the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the Most Valuable Player at the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup". yahhoo.com. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ EliteProspects. "HOCKEY AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ KHL. "Player Match Log". khl.ru. Archived from the original on 14 February 2016. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Two more sign contracts after training camp" (in Latvian). Dinamo Riga. 7 August 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ IIHF. "Match Statistics". iihf.com. Retrieved 2016.

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