Kristers Gudlevskis

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Goaltender
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
205
Born: 
07/31/1992
Age: 
22
Hometown: 
Aizkraukle, LAT
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 5 (#124) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Syracuse (AHL)
Projects As: 
Depth goalie
Prospect Ranking: 
6
Depth Chart Weight: 
2

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2013
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
5
Pick No.: 
124
Draft Team: 
HK Riga (MHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
08/02/2013
Contract Type: 
Two-way
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$608 333
Contract Start Year: 
2013
Contract End Year: 
2016
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$610 000
Salary: 
$600 000
Salary: 
$615 000

Bio

Awards: 

2010-11

  • MHL All-Star Game
  • U20 WJC (D1|A) Gold Medal


2011-12

  • U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team


2012-13

  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Good size is always at a premium between the pipes, and Gudlevskis is aggressive positionally at cutting down angles and hard to beat in close. Gudlevskis also already has a lot on international experience for Latvia at the tender age of 20 with appearances in the U18, U20, and Men's World Championships for his country.

Weaknesses: 

Prone to allow the occasional soft goal and can be beaten from distance. Playing in the Russian league is not the ideal developmental situation for young goaltenders, so getting him into the AHL is important.

Projection: 

Depth goaltender

Comparison:
Devan Dubnyk

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2009-2010 HK OgreLatvia9 6.12 -|      
  Ozolnieki/JuniorsBelarus231 - -|      
  Latvia U18WJC-186 5.13 .856|      
 2010-2011 Dinamo RigaKHL0 - -|      
  HK RigaMHL49 2.20 .920|Playoffs3 4.16 .862
  Latvia U20WJC-20 D11 1.00 .941|      
  Latvia U20 (all)International-Jr3 - -|      
 2011-2012 Dinamo RigaKHL0 - -|Playoffs0 - -
  HK RigaMHL40 2.39 .918|Playoffs4 3.50 .896
  Latvia U20WJC-205 5.15 .865|      
  Latvia U20 (all)International-Jr5 - -|      
 2012-2013 Dinamo RigaKHL2 2.18 .921|      
  HK RigaMHL56 2.09 .927|Playoffs3 7.42 .747
  HK Juniors RīgaMHL B2 3.00 .913|      
  HK Juniors RīgaLatvia0 - -|Playoffs1 1.02 -
  HK RigaJCWC3 2.60 .896|      
  LatviaWC4 2.22 .925|      
 2013-2014 Tampa Bay LightningNHL1 2.00 .947|Playoffs2 3.00 .900
  Syracuse CrunchAHL34 2.68 .901|      
  Florida EverbladesECHL11 1.83 .925|      
  LatviaOG2 3.54 .920|      
  LatviaWC4 3.79 .891|      
 2014-2015 Syracuse CrunchAHL- - -|      

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