Sandis Ozolinsh
position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 215
Drafted: San Jose
Round: 2nd
Draft Year: 1991
Overall: 30th
Born: 08/03/1972
Age: 46
Birthplace: Riga, LVA
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NHL First All-Star Team (1997) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) Missed majority of 1992-93 due to knee injury vs. Philadelphia, December 30, 1992. Traded to Colorado by San Jose for Owen Nolan, October 26, 1995. Traded to Carolina by Colorado with Columbus' 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Carolina selected Tomas Kurka) in 2000 NHL Draft for Nolan Pratt, Carolina's 1st (Vaclav Nedorost) and 2nd (Jared Aulin) round picks in 2000 NHL Draft and Philadelphia's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Colorado selected Agris Saviels) in 2000 NHL Draft, June 24, 2000. Traded to Florida by Carolina with Byron Ritchie for Bret Hedican, Kevyn Adams and Tomas Malec, January 16, 2002. Traded to Anaheim by Florida with Lance Ward for Pavel Trnka, Matt Cullen and Anaheim's 4th round pick (James Pemberton) in 2003 NHL Draft, January 30, 2003. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder injury vs. Colorado, December 19, 2003. Traded to NY Rangers by Anaheim for San Jose's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, Anaheim selected John DeGray) in 2006 NHL Draft, March 9, 2006. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to knee surgery (October 3, 2006) and a recurring knee injury. Signed as a free agent by Worcester (AHL), October 19, 2007. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, November 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Riga (KHL), July 13, 2009. Officially announced his retirement, May 27, 2014.