The Boston Bruins have claimed Kaspars Daugavins of waivers from Ottawa.

After multiple years in the OHL, Daugavins spent the 2009–10 season in Binghamton, as Daugaviņš appeared in 72 games, scoring 21 goals and 46 points, however, the club failed to reach the playoffs. Daugaviņš also made his NHL debut in the 2009–10 season, appearing in one game with Ottawa. He played with the NHL club on January 14, 2010 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, going pointless in 8:26 of ice time, as the Senators shutout the Rangers 2–0.

Daugaviņš returned to the AHL for the 2010–11 season, appearing in 74 games, scoring 19 goals and 54 points to finish fourth in team scoring, and helping Binghamton to the playoffs. In 23 playoff games, Daugaviņš had 10 goals and 20 points, as Binghamton won the 2011 Calder Cup, defeating the Houston Aeros in six games in the Calder Cup finals.

Daugaviņš scored his first ever NHL goal on October 30, 2011, beating Jonas Gustavsson of the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 3–2 Ottawa victory. Since then, Daugavins had become a regular winger with Ottawa. Daugavins finished the season appearing in 65 games, recording 5 goals and 6 assists. Daugavins is most famous for his shootout attempt earlier in March against the Bruins, when, with the puck on his stick, he pulled off a spin-o-rama on Tuukka Rask, who made a nice pad save to help lead the Bruins to victory.

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