Kaspars Daugavins will move after two years from Spartak Moscow to Vityaz Podolsk within the KHL.

KHL Playoffs 2020 Conference 1/4-Finals – Game 4, CSKA Arena, Moscow: Spartak Moscow vs Dynamo Moscow: #16 Kaspars Daugavins, #1 Alexander Yeryomenko.
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The 31-year-old Latvian national team Kaspars Daugavins has signed a contract with Vityaz Podolsk, the Moscow hockey club announced on the website. When it became known that Spartak Moscow was not extending the forward contract, Vityaz immediately showed interest. For Daugavins it will be the ninth season in the KHL. It is his fifth club in the KHL and after Dynamo (2014-2016) and Spartak (2018-2020) his third Moscow team.

Daugavins was drafted to # 91 in the third round by the Ottawa Senators in 2006. For the time being he played mainly in the AHL with the Binghamton Senators. His debut in the NHL was in the 2009-10 season, he remained without a scorer point. In the lock-out season 2012-13, he played for the first time in the KHL at his home club, Dinamo Riga. After the lock-out, Dauganvis was moved to Boston Bruins and also played for the Bruins in the play-offs. There followed a season in the Swiss NLA at HC Geneve-Servette before returning to the KHL at Dynamo Moscow. After two seasons with Dynamo followed three seasons with Torpeodo Nizhny Novgorod and then two years with Spartak Moscow. At Spartak, Daugavins scored 44 points (20 goals + 24 assists) in 65 games.

With the Latvian Juniros national team, he played at six world championships in the U18 and U20. For the Latvian senior national team, Daugavins participated in nine world championships and two Olympic games.