Bobby Holík

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Bobby Holík
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Born (1971-01-01) January 1, 1971 (age 43)
Jihlava, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 240 lb (110 kg; 17 st 2 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for HC Dukla Jihlava (Cze-1)
Hartford Whalers
New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers
Atlanta Thrashers
National team  Czech Republic 
 Czechoslovakia
NHL Draft 10th overall, 1989
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1987–2009

Robert Holík (born January 1, 1971) is a retired Czech-American professional ice hockey center who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Holík is the son of Jaroslav Holík, a Czech ice hockey world champion in 1972 and Czech national team head coach who led the under-20 team to world titles in 2000 and 2001.

Playing career[edit]

Holik began his NHL career playing for the Hartford Whalers in 1990 after being selected tenth overall by them in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. After two seasons with the Whalers, he was traded to the New Jersey Devils where he played for ten seasons, featuring as a member of the 'Crash Line' along with Mike Peluso and Randy McKay, and winning two Stanley Cups: first in 1995 and again in 2000.[1] Prior to the 2002–03 season Holík as a free agent signed a five-year, $45 million contract with the New York Rangers.[2]

In 2005, following the 2004 lockout, the Rangers bought out the remainder of Holík's contract and he signed with the Atlanta Thrashers.[3] On October 2, 2007 he was named captain of the Thrashers for the 2007–08 season.

On July 1, 2008, as a free agent, Holík signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils for the 2008–09 season, returning to the team he played 10 seasons with.[4]

On May 23, 2009, following the conclusion of the 2008–09 season, Holík announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. Bobby Holík was 38 when he retired and cited a focus to be with his family.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Holík became a U.S. citizen in a ceremony in Newark, New Jersey on November 4, 1996. He is married with a daughter, Hannah Marie Holík, born in 1997, and splits his time between Wyoming and Florida.[7]

Holík's nephew, David Musil, was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers.

Holík is an avid rifle, pistol & shotgun enthusiast. After being introduced to firearms manufacturer CZ-USA's President Alice Poluchova[8] by shooting instructor Shepard Humphries,[9] Holík became CZ-USA's celebrity representative.[10][11] [12] Holík also runs a blog entitled holikonshooting.com,[13]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 HC Dukla Jihlava Czechoslovak 31 5 9 14 16
1988–89 HC Dukla Jihlava Czechoslovak 24 7 10 17 32
1989–90 HC Dukla Jihlava Czechoslovak 42 15 26 41 0
1990–91 Hartford Whalers NHL 78 21 22 43 113 6 0 0 0 7
1991–92 Hartford Whalers NHL 76 21 24 45 44 7 0 1 1 6
1992–93 New Jersey Devils NHL 61 20 19 39 76 5 1 1 2 6
1992–93 Utica Devils AHL 1 0 0 0 2
1993–94 New Jersey Devils NHL 70 13 20 33 72 20 0 3 3 6
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 48 10 10 20 18 20 4 4 8 22
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 63 13 17 30 58
1996–97 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 23 39 62 54 10 2 3 5 4
1997–98 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 29 36 65 100 5 0 0 0 8
1998–99 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 27 37 64 119 7 0 7 7 6
1999–00 New Jersey Devils NHL 79 23 23 46 106 23 3 7 10 14
2000–01 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 15 35 50 97 25 6 10 16 37
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 81 25 29 54 97 6 4 1 5 2
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 64 16 19 35 52
2003–04 New York Rangers NHL 82 25 31 56 96
2004–05 Did not playLockout
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 64 15 18 33 79
2006–07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 11 18 29 86 4 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 15 19 34 90
2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL 62 4 5 9 66 3 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 1314 326 421 747 1421 141 20 39 59 120

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Preceded by
Chris Govedaris
Hartford Whalers first round draft pick
1989
Succeeded by
Mark Greig
Preceded by
Scott Mellanby
Atlanta Thrashers captain
2007–08
Succeeded by
Ilya Kovalchuk