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Oskars Bartulis

Oskars Bartulis  #3

Defenseman
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: January 21, 1987
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Ogre, Latvia
WEIGHT: 184 DRAFTED: PHI / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (91st overall)
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.

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I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday