|International Member of the Soviet Team at the 1985 European Junior Championships ... Named Best Goalie after allowing just five goals in five games for a 1.00 goals-against average ... Played at the 1989 and 1990 World and European Championships ... Won two gold medals with the Soviet National Team ... Named the Best Goaltender of the World and European Championships in 1990 ... Played for the Latvian National Team at the World Championships in 1996 (Pool B) and 1997 (Pool A).
Career Minnesota's 11th choice, 196th overall, in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft ... Began his career with Dynamo Riga ... Played four full seasons in the Soviet League ... Won a silver medal with Dynamo Riga in 1987-88 ... Named the Rookie-of-the-Year in 1987-88 ... From 1991-92 to 1995-96 played for the San Jose Sharks organization ... Named to the International Hockey League First All-Star Team in 1991-92 while with Kansas City ... Played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1994 ... Played with Dallas in 1996-97, Vancouver in 1997-98.