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.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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