Ralfs Freibergs
Born 17 May 1991 (1991-05-17) (age 28),
Riga, Latvia
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Defenseman
Shoots Left
AHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
St. John's IceCaps
Ontario Reign (ECHL)
HK Prizma Riga
HK Prizma/Hanza Rīga
Dinamo-Juniors Riga
Ntl. team Flag of Latvia Latvia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Ralfs Freibergs (born 17 May 1991) is a Latvian professional ice hockey defencemen, who currnently plays for the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL). After first playing professionally in his native Latvia, Friebergs moved to North America as a junior and played collegaite hockey with the Bowling Green State University in NCAA league. Freibergs was a member of Latvia men's national ice hockey team and he has played in 2013 IIHF World Championship as well as the 2014 Winter Olympics.

On August 8, 2014, Friebergs signed his first North American professional contract in agreeing to a one-year AHL deal with the St. Johns IceCaps.[1]

International playEdit

Freibergs competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics being the only active NCAA hockey player to compete in the men's tournament. His first appearance was in the third game when he logged 4:56 of ice time.[2] Freibergs also competed in the elimination round games against Switzerland and Canada.[3][4]

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on April 25, 2014, that Freibergs was excluded from the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Freibergs provided a urine sample on 22 February whose A and B samples indicated the presence of dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone metabolite 18-nor-17b-hydroxymethyl-17a-methyl-4- chloro-5b-androst-13-en-3a-ol.[5]

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