Latvian professional ice hockey participant who was decided on 91st overall from the Ottawa Senators in the 2006 NHL Draft. He performed for HK Riga 2000 in Latvia for just two years. After several seasons using the Senators, he became a member of the Boston Bruins in 2012. He grew up in Riga, Latvia. He performed alongside group captain Daniel Alfredsson for just two seasons for the Senators.