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Raitis Ivanans
Raitis Ivanans
Left Wing
(E-vuh-nuhns, RIGH-tihz)
Number: 41
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 231
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 3, 1979
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
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Acquired: Signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on July 13, 2006.
2008-09: Led the Kings with a career high 145 penalty minutes, which was tied for 21st most in the NHL...Third straight season he's led the Kings in penalty minutes...Appeared in his 200th game as a King March 13 , 2009 at Vancouver...Activated from injured reserve March 12, 2009 after missing five games...Placed on injured reserve with upper body injury on March 1, 2009...Appeared in his 200th NHL game Feb. 21, 2009 vs. Phoenix...Scored game-winning goal Dec. 27, 2008 at Phoenix...Scored first goal of the season Dec. 23, 2008 at Columbus (first career game-winning goal)...Recorded five hits Nov. 8, 2008 vs. St. Louis.

2007-08: Led the Kings with 134 penalty minutes, which was 24th most in NHL…Set career high with six goals and tied career high with eight points…Scored a goal in two straight games (April 1, 2008 at San Jose and April 3, 2008 vs. San Jose)...Scored four of his six goals against the Pacific Division (two each against Phoenix and San Jose)… Agreed to terms on two-year contract extension Jan. 29, 2008... Recorded a career-high 17 penalty minutes Jan. 1, 2008 vs. Chicago.

2006-07: Led Kings and ranked eighth in NHL with 140 penalty minutes…Led Kings and tied for ninth in the league with 14 major penalties…Recorded 12 penalty minutes Feb. 17, 2007 vs. Anaheim…Scored his first career goal in the NHL and as a King Oct. 12, 2006 vs. Dallas…Made his Kings debut Oct. 6, 2006 at Anaheim.

2005-06: Made his NHL debut with Montreal Oct. 8, 2005 vs. Toronto…Logged his first NHL fighting major penalty (vs. Zdeno Chara) Oct. 11, 2005 at Ottawa…Racked up 120 penalty minutes in 43 regular season games for Montreal’s AHL affiliate at Hamilton.

2004-05: Recorded seven points (2-5=7) and 259 penalty minutes (second on his team) in 75 regular season games with Hamilton...His 259 penalty minutes tied for the 22nd highest penalty minute total in the AHL that season.

2003-04: Won a Calder Cup as a member of the 2004 AHL Champion Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville’s AHL affiliate) after logging 17 penalty minutes and one assist in seven postseason games…Also recorded eight points (1-7=8) and 166 penalty minutes in 54 regular season games.

2002-03: Led Rockford (UHL) with 208 penalty minutes in 50 regular season games…Also had four goals and six points (4-2=6) with Rockford…Skated in 17 regular season games with Milwaukee and totaled 38 penalty minutes…Also recorded 15 penalty minutes in one postseason game with Milwaukee.

2001-02: His season included stops in both Toledo and Baton Rouge of the ECHL…Combined to record 239 penalty minutes in 56 regular season games with the two clubs…Also had six goals and 13 points (6-7=13) in the 56 games.

2000-01: Made his AHL debut with Hershey, appearing in two regular season games…Received his opportunity with the Bears after posting 270 penalty minutes and 14 points (4-10=14) in 66 regular season games with New Haven (UHL)…Closed the season by skating in eight postseason games with New Haven.

1999-00: Registered more than 100 penalty minutes for the first time in his pro career, totaling 10 points (3-7=10) and 146 penalty minutes in 59 regular season games with Pensacola (ECHL).

1998-99: Played for two CHL teams: Macon and Tulsa…Had nine points (2-7=9) and 39 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games with Tulsa.

1997-98: Made his North American professional debut with Flint (UHL)…Appeared in 18 regular season games as an 18-year-old.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Montreal as an unrestricted free agent on July 16, 2004.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Represented Latvia at the 2008 World Championships (6 GP, 0-0=0) where he led the club with 31 penalty minutes (tied for sixth most in the tournament).

PERSONAL: Nickname: Ivan…Off-season home: Rockford, Ill…Wife: Darcy…Kid: Emmy (six weeks old)…Pet: boxer (Boris)…Favorite movie: Braveheart…Favorite TV show: Entourage…Favorite actor: Brad Pitt…Favorite band: Oasis…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: San Jose…Favorite sport other than hockey: ping pong…Favorite hockey moment: scoring first NHL goal…Favorite pro athlete: Tiger Woods…Favorite hockey player growing up: Sandis Ozolinsh…Favorite road arena: HP Pavilion…Favorite food: chicken…Favorite holiday: Christmas…Favorite website, other than LAKings.com: e-sports.lv…Favorite vacation spot: Mexico and Las Vegas…First job: landscaping…Helps the environment by: recycling.