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| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
229 lb (104 kg)
|KHL Team||Dinamo Riga|
|Born|| January 31 1982,|
Riga, Latvian SSR
|NHL Draft|| 234th overall, 2000|
|Pro Career||1999 – present|
Jānis Sprukts (born January 31, 1982 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward, who currently is playing for KHL team Dinamo Riga. Last year he spent in North America, playing 12 games for Florida Panthers. He was drafted by Panthers as their eighth-round pick, #234 overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.Sprukts has played two seasons of hockey in North America, then three seasons in Europe with Odense Bulldogs, ASK/Ogre, HK Rīga 2000, HPK. In 2006 he returned to North America, where he signed with the Florida Panthers. He started the 2006/2007 seasonin Panthers farmclub AHL team Rochester Americans. In October 2006, after 4 games in AHL, he was called up to Florida Panthers. On 20 October he played his first NHL match against Philadelphia Flyers, but on 21 December, playing against New York Rangers, earned his first point in NHL. On 6 April he scored his first goal in NHL. It was match against Tampa Bay Lightning.
|2004–05||HK Rīga 2000||Latvian||3||2||3||5||0||9||3||4||7||2|
Played for Latvia in:
- 2000 World Championships
- 2003 World Championships
- 2005 Olympic Qualification
- 2005 World Championships
- 2007 World Championships
- 2008 World Championships
- 2009 Olympic Qualification
- Janis Sprukts's NHL player profile
- Janis Sprukts's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- EuroHockey.net profile
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