Height: 6' 4", Weight: 230 pounds
Born: 1.1.71 Jihlava, Czech Republic
|How he arrived: Traded by the Hartford Whalers with the Whalers' 2nd Round pick in the 1993 E.D.
for Sean Burke and Eric Weinrich, 8.28.92
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers, 7.1.02
How he returned: Signed as a free agent from the Atlanta Thrashers, 7.1.08
How he left again: Retired 5.23.09
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
I've heard the phrase "He takes a check, he gives a check... he IS a Czech." used to describe Zdeno Ciger one time. I
think it fits Holik better.
That's just his thing. It was his thing, AND he could generate a little bit of offense. That's probably how you could
describe one of the most memorable 4th lines ever in the Crash Line.
Even then, once the Crash Line was no more, that was when Holik's offensive output picked up, as you can see.
Even after he left the Devils the first time, he still played hard on the body wherever he went and wasn't afraid to speak
his mind. (He sites his outspoken nature as the reason why he doesn't want to be a coach.) Clearly, though, his
offensive game went down.
He wouldn't be needed for offense the second time around. Largely, signing him for 08-09 was to give the team some
toughness and a regular 4th line center.
He decided to retire the end of May, wanting to spend more time with his family. He's been spending his retirement in
both Florida and Wyoming.
|Entry Draft: 1989 First Round Pick (10th overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise