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Agris Saviels
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
198 lb (90 kg)
BEL Team
F. Teams
Metallurg Zhlobin
HK Rīga 2000
MsHK Žilina
Herning Blue Fox
Odense Bulldogs
Dinamo Riga
Nationality Flag of Latvia Lativian
Born January 15 1982 (1982-01-15) (age 38),
Jūrmala, Soviet Union
NHL Draft 63rd overall, 2000
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 2001 – present


Agris Saviels (born January 15, 1982, in Jūrmala, Soviet Union) is an Latvian professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for Belarusian Extraleague club Metallurg Zhlobin.

Playing career

Saviels was drafted 63rd overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. Prior to be drafted, Saviels played in his native country Latvia with HK Lido Nafta Rīga before traveling to North America to play Junior with the Notre Dame Hounds and then the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League.

Saviels was signed by the Colorado Avalanche on July 23, 2002 but never played a game with the team, playing with their affiliate the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Since the 2005–06 season, Saviels has played in Europe in the Belarus, Russian, Slovak, Latvian and Danish leagues.

In the 2008–09 season, Saviels signed a one-year contract and started with Kontinental Hockey League club Dinamo Riga, but was soon sent down to the farm club, HK Riga 2000 of the Belarusian Extraleague. In January 2009, Saviels then transferred to fellow Belarusian team Metallurg Zhlobin and re-signed to an additional year to continue playing in the 2009–10 season.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 HK Lido Nafta Rīga LAT 15 1 2 3 4
1997–98 HK Lido Nafta Rīga LAT 40 7 21 28 30
1997–98 HK Rīga 2000 EEL 8 0 0 0 4
1998–99 Notre Dame Hounds SAHA 18 6 9 15 25
1998–99 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 30 6 13 19  ??
1999–00 Owen Sound Platers OHL 65 7 25 32 56
2000–01 Owen Sound Attack OHL 68 14 37 51 46 5 0 1 1 2
2000–01 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Owen Sound Attack OHL 60 5 27 32 37
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 43 0 3 3 33 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Reading Royals ECHL 8 1 0 1 4
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 67 2 5 7 39
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 47 0 5 5 41
2005–06 HK Rīga 2000 BEL 17 2 1 3 12
2005–06 Torpedo-2 Nizhny-Novgorod RUS-3 7 1 3 4 20
2005–06 Torpedo Nizhny-Novgorod RUS-2 21 1 1 2 18
2006–07 MsHK Žilina SVK 52 3 5 8 36
2007–08 HK Rīga 2000 LAT 3 1 1 2 6
2007–08 Herning Blue Fox ODL 5 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Odense Bulldogs ODL 37 3 5 8 26 11 2 3 5 14
2008–09 Dinamo Riga KHL 2 0 0 0 4
2008–09 HK Rīga 2000 BEL 26 1 4 5 26
2008–09 Metallurg Zhlobin BEL 17 2 4 6 6
2009–10 Metallurg Zhlobin BEL 42 3 9 12 26
AHL totals 158 2 13 15 113 3 0 0 0 0

International

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Latvia WJC-D1 6 1 1 2 6
2000 Latvia WJC18-D1 5 2 1 3 6
2000 Latvia WJC-D1 5 0 1 1 8
2004 Latvia WC 7 0 0 0 0
2005 Latvia WC 6 0 0 0 2
2006 Latvia OG 5 0 0 0 8
2006 Latvia WC 6 0 0 0 10
2007 Latvia WC 6 1 0 1 2
2008 Latvia WC 6 0 0 0 4
Junior int'l Totals 16 3 3 6 20
Senior int'l Totals 36 1 0 1 26

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