Eagles add forward with Olympic experience


WINDSOR, Colo. – The Colorado Eagles, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames and the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Flames, announced that they have signed Vitalijs Pavlovs for the 2014-15 season.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound forward has appeared in 65 KHL games with Dinamo Riga from 2012-14, posting 15 points (6g-9a). In addition, the Riga, Latvia native appeared on the Latvian National Team in the 2013 World Championships and in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. He has also appeared in over 200 professional contests in Kazakhstan, Belarus and Latvia during his career.

During his time on the Latvian National Team, Pavlovs was coached by former NHL forward and current Buffalo Sabres’ head coach Ted Nolan, as well as former Eagles forward Karlis Zirnis, who works as the team’s assistant coach.