Rudolfs Balcers



  • DOB: 4/8/1997
  • Ht: 5-11
  • Wt: 170
  • Shoots: L
  • Years on Team: 1
  • Hometown: Liepaja, Latvia
  • Drafted: 2015 Round 5 #142

2017-18: 1st professional season...2018 AHL All Star...appeared in 67 games for the Barracuda as a rookie and led the team in goals (23) and points (48)...scored his first pro goal on 10/7 vs Stockton...finished the regular season ranked 7th in AHL rookie scoring and 5th in goals scored...participated in the 2018 IIHF World Championships for Latvia

2016-17: Spent last season with the Kamloops Blazers (WHL)...recorded 77 points (40 goals, 37 assists) in 66 games...amongst all WHL rookies, Balcers ranked 1st in goals, 4th in assists, 3rd in points, and 1st in game-winning goals (7)...on the Blazers, he finished 1st in goals, 3rd in assists, 2nd in points, tied for 1st in plus/minus (plus-26), and tied for 2nd in game-winning goals.

2014-16: Before joining the WHL, Balcers spent time with the Stavanger Oilers of the Norwegian 79 games he registered 23 goals, 22 assists, and a plus-38 ranking...helped the Oilers win the Championship in both of those seasons (2014-15, 2015-16)...helped his native Latvia win gold medals at the D1A World Junior Championships in 2013-14 (U18) and 2015-16 (U20).

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