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Fantasy Summary

A strong skating forward who works well off the rush.


Observations

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June 2023 – Ansons struggled in his first season of professional hockey with Wilkes-Barre Scranton. He played 44 games and had six points. Ansons struggled to stay in the lineup this year in a depth role being a healthy scratch at times. Ansons did pick up his offensive game for an eight-game stretch where he had three points. However, this momentum was stunted by an injury which caused him to miss the last month of the season. Ansons will have to find a way to stay in the lineup in the AHL and produce more consistently to have a shot at the NHL in the future. Tyler Ball
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 2.0
NHL Certainty 1.0
Country LAT
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
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 16Russia U1628 13 1326 44|        
  HS Riga 16Latvia U1828 16 2743 32|        
  Latvia U16 (all)International-Jr1 0 11 0|        
  Latvia U17 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|        
 2017-2018 HS Riga 17Latvia Cup5 3 58 4|        
  HS Riga 17Russia U1712 5 1217 24|        
  HS Riga 16Latvia U181 0 22 4|Playoffs1 1 01
  HS Riga 17Latvia26 2 57 2|Playoffs7 4 26
  Latvia U16 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|        
  Latvia U17 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|        
 2018-2019 HS RigaLatvia28 6 814 56|        
  HS Riga 17Latvia29 5 510 12|        
  HS Riga 17Russia U174 3 36 2|        
  Latvia U18WJC-185 1 12 12|        
  Latvia U20WJC-20 D1A5 0 00 2|        
 2019-2020 Baie-Comeau DrakkarQMJHL60 13 2235 43|        
  Latvia U20WJC-20 D1A5 0 00 8|        
 2020-2021 ZemgaleLatvia12 3 710 14|        
  Baie-Comeau DrakkarQMJHL9 2 46 9|Playoffs2 0 00
  Latvia U20 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|        
 2021-2022 Baie-Comeau DrakkarQMJHL19 6 1824 6|        
  Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL37 12 2436 21|Playoffs5 2 35
  Saint John Sea DogsMemorial Cup4 1 45 4|        
  Latvia U20WJC-20 D1A5 4 59 4|        
 2022-2023 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL44 2 46 27|        
 2023-2024 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL34 2 57 25|        
  Wheeling NailersECHL8 2 13 17|        
  LatviaWC5 0 11 0|        
  Latvia (all)International- - -- -|        

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