|International Played for the Soviet Union at the 1991-92 Four Nations Cup Under-20 tournament and was named Best Defenseman ... Played for the Latvian National Team at the 1998 World Championships.
Career San Jose's third choice, 30th overall, in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft ... Began his career with Dynamo Riga ... Played two years in the Soviet League ... Moved to North America in the middle of the 1991-92 season ... Played for Kansas City of the International Hockey League ... Became a regular defenceman with the San Jose Sharks in 1992-93 ... Traded to Colorado at the beginning of 1995-96 season ... Won Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 1996 ... Made the NHL First All-Star Team in 1996-97 ... Played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1994, 1997 and 1998.