Latvian professional ice hockey player who was selected 91st overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2006 NHL Draft.
He played for HK Riga 2000 in Latvia for two years.
After a few seasons with the Senators, he joined the Boston Bruins in 2012.
He was raised in Riga, Latvia.
He played alongside team captain Daniel Alfredsson for two seasons on the Senators.