Latvian hockey centre who, when you are drafted using the fourteenth general pick with the Buffalo Sabres in the 2012 NHL Draft, became the highest-drafted Latvian participant ever sold. In 2013, he was called Latvian Increasing Sportspersonality of the entire year. He performed for the Green Hill Glades in the Eastern Junior Hockey Group. Because of a voting advertising campaign kept by rabid supporters in his indigenous Latvia, he received one of the most votes of any participant for the 60th NHL All-Star Video game. His dad Aldis performed professional hockey for Dinamo Riga. He and center Sam Reinhart are both previous first-round draft picks from the Sabres.