Bartulis will be representing Latvia in his first Olympics as one of two NHL players on the Latvian team. Bartulis played for Latvia at the 2009 World Championship, helping them reach the quarterfinals.
He also represented Latvia at World Under-18 Championship in 2004 where he finished second on his team in scoring with five points in five games.
In 2005, Bartulis led all Latvian defensemen with seven points in five games as Latvia won the Group A division of the World Junior Championship to earn a spot at the 2006 World Junior Championship.
There was a lot of talk off the ice. From a player's standpoint, that's not the talk in the room. GMs make decisions, coaches make decisions, but as a team you have to come together and be ready to go, and we are.
— San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on his team's approach entering training camp