Sotnieks moves to the former coach Riga "Dinamo" Artis Abols, who led the "Harmony" in the course of last season. The contract with the Latvian defender signed for one season. For Lada also acted in the last season goalkeeper Edgar Masalsky, but while the Tolyatti club the new contract of the Latvian Keeper was not offered.
In the second half of last season he became the captain of Dynamo, succeeding Lauris Darzinsh.
Sotnieks defended the colors of Riga "Dinamo" from the very first season in the KHL (2008/09) and it is not surprising that over the years has become the most long-playing hockey team. On account of his more matches in the team — game 452 (403 in the regular season, 36 in the playoffs and 13 in the Cup of Hope). In which 29-year-old defender scored 70 (48 22) points and 258 penalty minutes, the coefficient of usefulness "-39" with an average playing time — 18 minutes.
Currently Sotnieks in preparing the national team for the world Cup-2016.