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Fantasy Summary

A strong skating forward who works well off the rush.


Observations

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May 2021 – Ansons was one of the Penguins prospects who struggled to get game time during the pandemic season. He had a strong showing in the men’s league in Latvia with Zemgale, the top team in the division, before returning to Quebec in February. He only played 11 games as the Drakkar were swept in the first round of the playoffs. Ansons will likely play in Baie-Comeau for his final season of major junior eligibility next year. Kyle Watson

October 2020 – Ansons was selected by the Penguins in the fifth round, 149th overall in the 2o20 NHL Draft. He is expected to play more time in juniors until his transition to the next level. In the near future, Ansons can be projected as a bottom-line power-forward who can be used in all situations. Clare McManus

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country LAT
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 29, 2002
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 5; Overall: 149

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 HS Riga 15Latvia U1627 30 3666 34|        
  Latvia Selects U14WSI U147 4 711 6|        
 2016-2017 Latvia Selects U15WSI U155 1 01 0|        
  HS Riga 16Latvia U1828 16 2743 32|        
  HS Riga 16Russia U1628 13 1326 44|        
  Latvia U16 (all)International-Jr1 0 11 0|        
  Latvia U17 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|        
 2017-2018 HS Riga 17Latvia Cup5 3 58 4|        
  HS Riga 17Latvia26 2 57 2|Playoffs7 4 26
  HS Riga 16