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Kristians Pelss | Winger | #63

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/9/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 179
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 7 (181) / EDM
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Oilers prospect Kristians Pelss was confirmed dead Saturday.
The 20-year-old had been missing in his home country of Latvia. Early reports indicated that he had drowned after diving into the Daugava River and officials confirmed finding his body. "The Edmonton Oilers are deeply saddened by the loss of Kristians Pelss, a young man who played in our organization," the team said in a statement. "Kristians had gone missing earlier in the week after returning home to Riga, Latvia, for the offseason. Exact details in regards to what led to this tragedy remain unclear. He was just 20 years old." Pelss was a seventh-round pick in the 2010 draft who had eight points for the Oilers' AHL affiliate. Sat, Jun 15, 2013 10:54:00 PM
Source: NHL.com

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