|6 ft 4 in (0 m)|
240 lb (109 kg)
|Los Angeles Kings|
|Born||January 3 1979,|
Riga, Latvian SSR
|Pro Career||1997 – present|
Raitis Ivanāns (born January 3, 1979) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Ivanāns is known as an enforcer in the NHL.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
In 1997, Ivanāns came over to North America and played for the Flint Generals. In 2005, he made his NHL debut with the Montreal Canadiens, accumulating 9 penalty minutes in 4 games. He got into a fight in his first game, against the Ottawa Senators, with Zdeno Chára, and sustained a broken orbital bone due to a late punch after he was down.
On July 13, 2006, he signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings. Ivanāns scored his first NHL goal against Marty Turco the Dallas Stars on October 12, 2006. On March 18, 2007, he re-signed one-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings a one-way contract. On January 29, 2008, Ivanāns signed a two-year contract extension with the Kings.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1999–00||Pensacola Ice Pilots||ECHL||59||3||7||10||146||2||0||0||0||0|
|2000–01||New Haven Knights||UHL||66||4||10||14||270||8||1||0||1||4|
|2001–02||Baton Rouge Kingfish||ECHL||40||4||5||9||180||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||66||4||4||8||140||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||73||6||2||8||134||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||72||2||0||2||133||—||—||—||—||—|
[edit | edit source]
- Raitis Ivanāns's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- NHL Player Page
- Yahoo! Sports profile of Raitis Ivanāns
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