Bill Houlder

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Bill Houlder
Born (1967-03-11) March 11, 1967 (age 47)
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Washington Capitals
Buffalo Sabres
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
San Jose Sharks
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 82nd overall, 1985
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1987–2003

William Houlder (born March 11, 1967) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. In his NHL career, Houlder appeared in 846 games. He tallied 59 goals and added 191 assists.

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the fourth round, 82nd overall, of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing three seasons with the North Bay Centennials of the Ontario Hockey League, Houlder joined the Capitals during the 1987–88 season. After going back and forth between Washington and their AHL affiliate Baltimore Skipjacks for three seasons, Houlder was traded to the Buffalo Sabres before the 1990–91 season in exchange for Shawn Anderson.

Houlder remained with the Sabres until being selected by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft. Houlder's journeyman status continued for the remainder of his career, as he played just one season for Anaheim before moving on to play with the St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks, the Lightning again, and the Nashville Predators.

Houlder retired after the 2002–03 season as a Predator. In his NHL career, Houlder appeared in 846 games. He tallied 59 goals and added 191 assists.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 North Bay Centennials OHL 66 4 20 24 37 8 0 0 0 2
1985–86 North Bay Centennials OHL 59 5 30 35 97 10 1 6 7 12
1986–87 North Bay Centennials OHL 62 17 51 68 68 22 4 19 23 20
1987–88 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 43 10 14 24 32
1987–88 Washington Capitals NHL 30 1 2 3 10
1988–89 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 65 10 36 46 50
1988–89 Washington Capitals NHL 8 0 3 3 4
1989–90 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 26 3 7 10 12 7 0 2 2 2
1989–90 Washington Capitals NHL 41 1 11 12 28
1990–91 Rochester Americans AHL 69 13 53 66 28 15 5 13 18 4
1990–91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 0 2 2 4
1991–92 Rochester Americans AHL 42 8 26 34 16 16 5 6 11 4
1991–92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 10 1 0 1 8
1992–93 San Diego Gulls IHL 64 24 48 72 39
1992–93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 15 3 5 8 6 8 0 2 2 4
1993–94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 80 14 25 39 40
1994–95 St. Louis Blues NHL 41 5 13 18 20 4 1 1 2 0
1995–96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 61 5 23 28 22 6 0 1 1 4
1996–97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 79 4 21 25 30
1997–98 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 7 25 32 48 6 1 2 3 2
1998–99 San Jose Sharks NHL 76 9 23 32 40 6 3 0 3 4
1999–00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 1 2 3 2
1999–00 Nashville Predators NHL 57 2 12 14 24
2000–01 Nashville Predators NHL 81 4 12 16 40
2001–02 Nashville Predators NHL 82 0 8 8 40
2002–03 Nashville Predators NHL 82 2 4 6 46
NHL Totals 846 59 191 250 412 30 5 6 11 14

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Preceded by
Rob Zamuner
Tampa Bay Lightning captain
1999
Succeeded by
Chris Gratton