Riley Holzapfel

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Riley Holzapfel
Born (1988-08-18) August 18, 1988 (age 25)
Regina, Saskatchewan
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
SHL team HV71
NHL Draft 43rd overall, 2006
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2008–present
Riley Holzapfel
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2008 Pardubice

Riley Holzapfel (born August 18, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, currently contracted by HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Holzapfel played major junior hockey for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, chosen 43rd overall. On September 6, 2007, Riley signed a three-year entry level contract with the Thrashers.[1] In 2008 he played for Canada in the IIHF World U20 Championship where Canada went on to win gold in a 3-2 victory over Sweden.

On February 13, 2012, Holzapfel was traded by the Winnipeg Jets to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Maxime Macenauer.[2] He was then immediately assigned to Ducks AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

He signed a one-year, two-way contract as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 1, 2012,[3] but spent the season in AHL with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In July 2013, he signed a two-year deal with the Swedish Hockey League club HV71.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 63 15 13 28 32 5 1 2 3 8
2005–06 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 64 19 38 57 46 22 7 9 16 20
2006–07 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 39 43 82 94
2007–08 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 49 18 23 41 43 6 3 5 8 12
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 73 13 19 32 38
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 60 7 16 23 30 14 0 3 3 6
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 68 12 15 27 20
2011–12 St. John's Ice Caps AHL 29 8 7 15 8
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 28 8 14 22 34 4 0 1 1 4
2012–13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 76 21 30 51 93 15 4 6 10 8
AHL totals 335 69 101 170 223 33 4 10 14 18

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada WJC Gold medal icon.svg 7 0 0 0 8
Junior int'l totals 7 0 0 0 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thrashers sign 2006 second round draft selection Riley Holzapfel". Atlanta Thrashers. 2007-09-06. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Jets trade Holzapfel to Ducks for Macenauer". The Sports Network. 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Penguins Sign Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff and Forward Riley Holzapfel". July 1, 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kanadensiska centern Riley Holzapfel till HV71" (in Swedish). 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 

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