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MIA97112901 - 28 NOVEMBER 1997 - MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA: Florida Panther Johan Garpenlov (29) is tripped up by Colorado Avalanche goalie Patrick.Roy (33) and Sandis Ozolinsh (8) as he attemps to score during first period action of this November 28th game at the Miami Arena. UPI mb/Adam Werner.
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Sandis Ozoliņš (English: Sandis Ozolinsh; pronounced /sɑːndɪs oʊzoʊlɪntʃ/; born August 3, 1972) is a Latvian ice hockey player. He is a 7-time NHL All-Star, Norris Trophy finalist, the all-time highest scoring Latvian in the NHL and the second highest paid sportsman in Latvian history, after NBA basketball player Andris Biedriņš. He is often considered a prototype "offensive defenseman," in that he becomes heavily involved in his team's offense and scoring opportunities.

Ozoliņš was drafted in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks, as the 8th pick of the 2nd round, 30th overall. He has skated for the San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and New York Rangers.

Ozoliņš is also the owner of Vilki OP/LaRocca of the Riga Open Championship. Ozoliņš also owns other Latvian sports ventures, including Latvia's first 18-hole golf course, Ozo Golf Club.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sandis Ozolinsh."
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