|Born||5 January 1996,|
|6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
|NHL team (P)
Örebro HK (SHL)
|NHL Draft||184th overall, 2016|
Rodrigo Ābols (born 5 January 1996) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward currently playing with Örebro HK in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) on loan while under contract as a prospect to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Ābols was selected in the seventh round, 184th overall by the Vancouver Canucks during the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
During the 2014–15 season, Ābols skated for both Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and HK Rīga of the Minor Hockey League (MHL). He made his KHL debut on 27 December 2014 with Riga, whom his father, Artis Ābols, coached.
Ābols joined the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL) for the 2015–16 season. In 62 games, Ābols registered 20 goals and 49 points. During the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Ābols was selected in the seventh round, 184th overall by the Vancouver Canucks. Ābols split the 2016–17 season between the Winterhawks and the Acadie–Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Ābols skated for Örebro HK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) during the 2017–18 season. While on loan, he also played for BIK Karlskoga of HockeyAllsvenskan. With his rights expired from the Canucks, he continued his tenure with Örebro HK in the 2018–19 season, increasing his production with 18 goals and 26 points in 45 games.
Approaching his second season under contract with the Panthers, on 3 August 2020, Ābols returned to Sweden to begin the 2020–21 season on loan with former club, Örebro HK. He returned to the SHL with the North American season delayed until mid-November due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
International play[edit | edit source]
Ābols participated at the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships as a member of the Latvian national junior team. He made his senior international debut at the 2015 IIHF World Championships in Prague.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2013–14||Dinamo Riga Juniors||LAT||1||1||3||4||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2019–20||Greenville Swamp Rabbits||ECHL||4||3||1||4||4||—||—||—||—||—|
International[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- KHL. Player game log (Russian). khl.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved on 2015-01-21.
- Panthers Agree to Terms with Forward Rodrigo Abols on a 2-Year Contract (28 May 2019). Retrieved on 28 May 2019.
- "Welcome back Rodrigo Ābols" (in Swedish). Örebro HK (3 August 2020). Retrieved on 3 August 2020.
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