The Gamblers have made a trade with the Sioux Falls Stampede.
Green Bay has acquired 2002 Latvian center Raimonds “Ray” Vitolins for a conditional 2023 Phase II Draft pick.
Vitolins is a native of Ogre, and is a product of his country’s storied Riga HS program. Ray comes back to the USHL after 2 years at the University of Vermont in the Hockey East. He also was on Latvia’s 2022 World Jr. (Under-20) Championship team this past summer, wearing the ‘A’ as an assistant captain. That team upset Czechia 5-2 on Aug. 14 for Latvia’s first ever preliminary round playoff win at the IIHF U20 WJC, advancing to the quarterfinal before falling to Sweden, 2-1.
Vitolins finished the 2019-20 USHL season with the Stampede before heading to the NCAA.
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