Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Harijs Vitolinsh
Center Harijs Vitolinsh spent six seasons with Dynamo Riga in the former USSR and was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens during that time, but he never came to terms with the club and re-entered the draft and was this time selected by the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets drafted the big forward after he already begun playing in North America. The year before he was re-drafted Vitolinsh played a handful of games with the Thunder Bay Thunder Hawks and the New Haven Nighthawks, and also played for Latvia at the World Championships.

In 1993-94 he joined the Jets organization and scored 28 goals and 62 points in 70 games with the Moncton Hawks, the Jets farm team, but was held pointless in 8 games for Winnipeg.

In 1994-95 Vitolinsh went back to Europe and signed on to play in Switzerland while also representing Latvia again at the Worlds. The next season he played in Sweden, but was back in Switzerland for 1996-97, his final year as a professional player.

In four of his five last seasons Vitolinsh was part of the Latvian team at the World Championships and his steady offense (31 points in 25 games) played a major role in the team going from the C-Pool in his first appearance to the A-Pool in his final one.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Latvijas Berzs Riga USSR-3 5
1985-86 ShVSM Riga USSR-3 20 9 1 10 8
1986-87 Dynamo Riga USSR 17 1 1 2 8
1987-88 ShVSM Riga USSR-3 16 7 7 14 24
1987-88 Dynamo Riga USSR 30 3 3 6 24
1987-88 Soviet Union WJC-A 7 2 0 2 6
1988-89 Dynamo Riga USSR 36 3 2 5 16
1988-89 Dynamo Riga Super-S 7 1 0 1 2
1989-90 Dynamo Riga USSR 45 7 6 13 18
1989-90 Dynamo Riga Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Dynamo Riga USSR 46 12 19 31 22
1990-91 Dynamo Riga Fr-Tour 1 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Rigas Stars CIS 30 12 5 17 10
1991-92 Rigas Stars CIS-Q 2
1992-93 EHC Chur Swiss 17 12 6 18 21 8 8 3 11 8
1992-93 Thunder Bay Thunder Hawks ColHL 8 6 7 13 12
1992-93 New Haven Senators AHL 7 6 3 9 4
1992-93 Latvia WC-C 3 3 3 6 4
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 8 0 0 0 4 0
1993-94 Moncton Hawks AHL 70 28 34 62 41 20 1 3 4 4
1994-95 SC Rapperswil-Jona Swiss 30 6 17 23 50 3 3 2 5 2
1994-95 Latvia WC-B 7 3 4 7 16
1995-96 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden 19 3 2 5 24
1995-96 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden-Q 18 9 10 19 24 10 2 4 6 14
1995-96 Latvia WC-B 7 3 6 9 2
1996-97 EHC Chur Swiss-2 39 25 58 83 58 3 0 1 1 6
1996-97 Latvia WC-A 8 4 5 9 4
1997-98 EHC Chur Swiss-2 39 30 51 81 32 9 5 7 12 6
1998-99 EHC Chur Swiss-2 40 24 38 62 44 18 10 16 26 49
1998-99 Latvia WC-A 6 0 2 2 6
1999-00 EHC Chur Swiss-2 36 25 23 48 51 17 9 11 20 14
1999-00 Latvia WC-Q 3 1 2 3 2 +2
1999-00 Latvia WC-A 7 1 1 2 14 -1
2000-01 EHC Chur Swiss 39 15 14 29 34 10 3 4 7 20
2000-01 Latvia Oly-Q 3 1 0 1 2 +2
2000-01 Latvia WC-A 6 1 1 2 4 +2
2001-02 HC Thurgau Swiss-2 32 16 21 37 24 3 1 3 4 4
2001-02 Latvia Olympics 4 2 2 4 0 +4
2001-02 Latvia WC-A 6 1 0 1 2 -2
2002-03 HC Thurgau Swiss-2 38 25 28 53 57 5 2 3 5 8
2003-04 HC Thurgau Swiss-2 45 30 39 69 78 6 4 4 8 14
2004-05 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 1 0 0 0 0
2004-05 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 2 1 1 2 2
2004-05 HC Thurgau Swiss-2 18 5 11 16 24 3 0 4 4 18
NHL Totals 8 0 0 0 4


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