Mārtiņš Dzierkals
Born (1997-04-04)4 April 1997,
Riga, Latvia
Height
Weight
0 ft 0 in (0.00 m)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
KHL team
F. teams
Dinamo Riga
Toronto Marlies
Jukurit
Ntl. team Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
NHL Draft 68th overall, 2015
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2014–present

Mārtiņš Dzierkals (born 4 April 1997) is a Latvian ice hockey forward currently playing with Dinamo Riga in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and the Latvian national team.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

In the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected 68th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs.[1] After two seasons with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, he spent much of the 2017–18 season with the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL, before returning to Latvia to play for the Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[2]

On trade deadline day of the 2019–20 NHL season, on 25 February 2020, the Maple Leafs traded Dzierkals rights away in a three-team trade to the Vegas Golden Knights via the Chicago Blackhawks, and gained a 5th-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.[3]

After spending the 2019–20 season with Jukurit in the Finnish Liiga, posting 7 goals and 15 points in 39 games, Dzierkals opted to return to his native Latvia by agreeing to a second tenure with Dinamo Riga with a one-year contract on 28 July 2020.[4]

International play[edit | edit source]

He represented Latvia at the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships[5] and the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[6]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2014–15 HK Rīga MHL 32 10 18 28 49 3 1 0 1 2
2014–15 Ogre/Sāga97 LHL 6 5 5 10 12
2015–16 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 59 24 43 67 42 20 7 10 17 12
2016–17 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 47 21 28 49 44 6 0 2 2 10
2017–18 Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 51 15 21 36 46 7 1 2 3 19
2017–18 Toronto Marlies AHL 4 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Dinamo Riga KHL 42 5 8 13 22
2018–19 HK Liepāja LHL 4 1 4 5 6
2019–20 Jukurit Liiga 39 7 8 15 16
KHL totals 42 5 8 13 22
Liiga totals 39 7 8 15 16

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Latvia U18-D1 11th 5 0 2 2 16
2015 Latvia U18 9th 6 3 6 9 10
2015 Latvia WJC-D1 13th 5 2 2 4 2
2016 Latvia WJC-D1 11th 5 1 3 4 4
2016 Latvia OGQ DNQ 3 1 0 1 0
2017 Latvia WJC 10th 6 1 2 3 12
2019 Latvia WC 10th 7 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 27 7 15 22 44
Senior totals 10 1 0 1 0

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Toronto Maple Leafs select Martins Dzierkals 68th overall in 2015 NHL Draft. mapleleafshotstove.com (27 June 2015).
  2. Johnston, Mike (2018-08-22). Martins Dzierkals signs in KHL after asking Maple Leafs for trade. Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on 2020-02-25.
  3. Lehner traded to Golden Knights, Blackhawks get Subban. NHL.com (2020-02-25). Retrieved on 2020-02-25.
  4. Martins Dzierkals will play in Dinamo (Latvian). Dinamo Riga (28 July 2020). Retrieved on 28 July 2020.
  5. Koshan, Terry (2016-12-27). Latvia's blowout loss doesn't get Dzierkals down. Toronto Sun. Retrieved on 2020-02-25.
  6. Nosaukts Latvijas nacionālās hokeja izlases sastāvs pēdējām pārbaudes spēlēm ar Šveici. lhf.lv (30 April 2019).

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