|Born||9 September 1992,|
|Died||11 June]] 2013 (aged 20),|
|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
|Pro clubs||DHK Latgale|
Oklahoma City Barons
|NHL Draft||181st overall, 2010|
|Competitor for Latvia|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|Gold||2009 Italy||Division I Group B|
|World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|
|Gold||2011 Belarus||Division I Group A|
Kristiāns Pelšs (9 September 1992 – 11 June 2013) was a Latvian ice hockey player. He was the son of poet and translator Einārs Pelšs. At the time of his death, he played for the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.
Pelšs was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 7th round (181st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He made his European Elite debut with DHK Latgale of the Belarusian Extraleague during the 2008-09 season. In 2010, he moved to North America and signed to play major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Edmonton Oil Kings.
|2010–11||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||63||14||19||33||31||4||0||2||2||6|
|2011–12||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||63||28||22||50||95||10||4||3||7||2|
|2012–13||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||20||1||7||8||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009||Latvia||WJC U18 D1||4||0||1||1||6|
- Oilers ink Pelss to three-year entry level contract (2012-05-01). Retrieved on 2012-05-01.
- Pazudis hokejists Kristiāns Pelšs; aizdomas par noslīkšanu - Latvijā - nra.lv
- "It was an accident, Kristians just wanted to swim" -- Friends of Kristians Pelss speak up (28 Jun 2013). Retrieved on 8 Feb 2021.
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