Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kristers Gudlevskis
Kristers Gudlevskis was born July 31, 1992 in Aizkraukle, Latvia. Following a solid junior career for HK Riga, he was selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 2013-14 season would be Gudlevskis' first on North American soil and it was anything but ordinary. He would begin the year at the ECHL level with the Florida Everblades. Soon after he was summoned to join the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. Following a four game stint he was returned to the Everblades.

In December, Gudlevskis was once again promoted to the AHL. This time he secured his spot on the roster after posting 10 wins and receiving a Player of the Week honour. Late in January of 2013, the Tampa Bay Lightning suffered injuries to both of their goaltenders and recalled Gudlevskis on an emergency basis. He made his first NHL start on April 11, 2014 in a 3-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

When all was said and done, Gudlevskis would appear in one NHL regular season game, two NHL playoff games, 34 AHL games and 11 ECHL games during his rookie season.

In addition to his many professional stops during the 2013-14 season, Gudlevskis also represented Latvia at both the Olympic Games and the World Championship.

Gudlevskis would spend the majority of his time in the Lightning organizaton at the American Hockey League level. He made his lone NHL appearance of the 2016-17 season on December 23, coming in relief in a 4-0 loss against the Washington Capitals.

In the summer of 2017, Gudlevskis' time with Tampa Bay would come to an end. He was traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for Carter Verhaeghe.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
2009-10 HK Ogre Latvia 9 6.12
2009-10 HK Ozolnieki-Juniors Riga Belarus-2 31
2009-10 Latvia WJ18-A 6 0 4 0 0 5.13
2010-11 HK Riga Jr. Russia-Jr. 49 7 2.20 3 0 4.16
2011-12 HK Riga Jr. Russia-Jr. 40 1 2.39 4 0 3.50
2012-13 Dynamo Riga KHL 2 1 1 0 0 2.18
2012-13 HK Riga Jr. Russia-Jr. 56 3 2.09 3 0 7.42
2012-13 Juniors Riga Jr. Rus.-Jr. B 2 0 3.00
2012-13 HK Juniors Riga Jr. Latvia 1 0 1.02
2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 1 1 0 0 0 2.00 2 0 1 0 3.00
2013-14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 34 18 11 4 5 2.68
2013-14 Florida Everblades ECHL 11 7 4 0 2 1.83
2013-14 Latvia Olympics 2 0 2 0 0 3.54
2013-14 Latvia WC-A 4 3.79
2014-15 Syracuse Crunch AHL 46 25 14 4 2 2.81 3 0 3 0 4.96
2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 1 0 0 1 0 1.00
2015-16 Syracuse Crunch AHL 41 16 12 8 1 2.83
2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
2016-17 Syracuse Crunch AHL 37 15 10 7 0 2.65 1 0 0 0 0.00
NHL Totals 3 1 0 1 0 1.37 2 0 1 0 3.00


Traded to NY Islanders by Tampa Bay for Carter Verhaeghe, July 1, 2017.
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