At the beginning of this week, one of the most talented young hockey players in Latvia, Kristiāns Pelšs, who was drowned in the Daugava, died unexpectedly.
Pins, who turned 21 on September 9, became known to the general public in 2010 when he was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 7th round of the NHL Darfta with a total of 181. Prior to that, he represented the Latgale team in the Belarusian Extraliga and the Dinamo Juniors team.
After a successful appearance at the Oilers summer camp, Pelšs continued his career as part of the Oil Kings in Edmonton. The most successful performance allowed the hockey player to sign a three-year contract with the Oilers team in 2012, starting this season with the Oklahoma Barons in the AHL team, which almost reached the Caldera Cup final series. Until 2012, Pelšs played in two U-18 and two U-20 world championships, being one of the leaders of the Latvian national team.
The portal “ParSportu.lv” expresses its deepest condolences to the relatives of the hockey player and the entire Latvian hockey family.