Dinamo Riga team has signed a probation contract with 25-year-old defenceman Janis Jaks, during the preparation process for the KHL thirteenth season.


Janis Jaks (185cm, 86kg) was born in Riga on August 22, 1995. Jaks has spent the last six seasons in North America. The defenceman played in the NAHL the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (2 games) and the Minnesota Wilderness (97 games, 9 + 31) teams in seasons 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. Janis Jaks proceeded his career in the NCAA Championship, playing for the "American International College" team for four seasons (135 games, 23 + 40). Jaks played in the HK Riga team for two seasons before moving to North America.


Janis Jaks has played for the Latvian national U18, U20 and the adult teams.