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Ottawa prospect Kaspars Daugavins’ hat trick propels Mississauga to victory

Ottawa Senators 2006 Draft pick Kaspars Daugavins has really hit his stride for Mississauga in recent weeks. Kaspars, a native of Riga, Latvia, has tallied 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) over the past 3 games and now has 14 goals and 14 assists in 21 games for the Majors. Daugavins is coming off a solid 2006-07 campaign with the Majors in which he averaged nearly one point per game. Kaspars was the third overall pick by the Majors in the 2006 CHL Import Draft. Following the end of the Majors’ 2006-07 season, Kaspars was rewarded by Binghamton with an AHL tryout contract, during which he scored 2 goals in 11 games. At just 19 years of age, Kaspars already has a strong amount of experience playing at the international level as he played for the Latvian National Team at the 2006 World Championships when he was 17. Kaspars is the Ottawa organization’s 8th-rated prospect, according to Hockey’s Future, but Ottawa will be patient with Daugavins’ development given the plethora talent in their organization already.
Fri Nov 16, 10:50 PM ET
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Kaspars Daugavins scored three times and added an assist to give the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Saginaw Spirit in Ontario Hockey League action Friday night.
Daugavins went to work after the Spirit built up a 2-0 first-period lead, by scoring a pair of power-play goals in the second and then netted the winner late in the third on a breakaway while the Majors (8-11-1-0) were killing a penalty.
The three goals raised Daugavins’ total to 14 on the season.
Captain Jesse Messier had the other goal for the Majors, with Daugavins drawing an assist. The goal had originally been credited to Daugavins but was later changed to Messier.