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Artūrs Irbe
Ice Hockey goalkeeper Irbe of EC Red Bull Salzburg.jpg
Irbe with EC Red Bull Salzburg in 2006
Born 2 February 1967 (1967-02-02) (age 54)
Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Dynamo Riga
San Jose Sharks
Dallas Stars
Vancouver Canucks
Carolina Hurricanes
HK Riga 2000
EC Red Bull Salzburg
SK Rīga 20
Hk Dynamax Oil Nitra
National team Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union and
Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia
NHL Draft 196th overall, 1989
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1986–2008

Artūrs Irbe (born 2 February 1967) is a Latvian professional ice hockey coach and former goaltender. Born during the Soviet era, Irbe played for various Soviet league teams and the Soviet Union national team before moving to North America in 1991. Irbe played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes. In 2004 Irbe returned to Europe to play until he retired in 2007. He has served as a goaltending coach with Dinamo Riga, the Washington Capitals and the Buffalo Sabres, as well as internationally with the Latvia men's national ice hockey team.

While serving with Buffalo in 2014 at the age of 47, he suited up after the injury of Michal Neuvirth to be the backup goaltender for Jhonas Enroth.

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