Sandis Ozolinsh

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Birthday
3, 1972
Birthplace
Sigulda, Latvia
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1972 (age 47)
Birthplace
Sigulda, Latvia

About

Latvian defender who helped anchor the back line of the Colorado Avalanche in the 1990s; won a Stanley Cup Championship with the team in 1996.

Before Fame

He began his professional career in the Soviet League with Dynamo Riga in 1990; a year later, he was selected with the 30th overall pick in the 1991 NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks.

Trivia

He set a number of franchise records during his time with the Avalanche, including most single season goals (23) and points (68) by a defenseman as well as most all-time playoff goals (18) and points (67) by a defenseman.

Family Life

He had two sons, Roberts and Christopher, with his former wife Sandra, whom he divorced in 2010.

Associated With

He was a longtime teammate of team captain and leader Joe Sakic on the Avalanche.