Bobby Holik as seen when he played with the Atlanta Thrashers.
January 1, 1971 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||240 lb (110 kg; 17 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||HC Dukla Jihlava (Cze-1)
New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers
|National team|| Czech Republic
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 1989
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.
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. Prior to the 2002–03 season Holík as a free agent signed a five-year, $45 million contract with the New York Rangers.
In 2005, following the 2004 lockout, the Rangers bought out the remainder of Holík's contract and he signed with the Atlanta Thrashers. On October 2, 2007 he was named captain of the Thrashers for the 2007–08 season.
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.
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.
Holík is an avid rifle, pistol & shotgun enthusiast. After being introduced to firearms manufacturer CZ-USA's President Alice Poluchova by shooting instructor Shepard Humphries, Holík became CZ-USA's celebrity representative. 
Awards and achievements
- 1994–95, 1999–2000: NHL Stanley Cup (New Jersey Devils)
- 1997–98, 1998–99: Played in NHL All-Star game
Regular season and playoffs
|1987–88||HC Dukla Jihlava||TCH||31||5||9||14||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||HC Dukla Jihlava||TCH||24||7||10||17||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||HC Dukla Jihlava||TCH||42||15||26||41||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||New Jersey Devils||NHL||61||20||19||39||76||5||1||1||2||6|
|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 play — Lockout||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||New Jersey Devils||NHL||62||4||5||9||66||3||0||1||1||2|
- Everson, Mark (2008-07-01). "Devils ink Holík, Rolston". nypost.com. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Everson, Mark (2009-05-23). "Holík set to retire, focus on family". nypost.com. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- "Bobby Holik leaves NHL on his own terms". sportingnews.com. 2009-05-23. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Chere, Rich (May 23, 2009). "New Jersey Devils center Bobby Holik decides to retire after 18 seasons". The Star-Ledger.
- Bobby Holík's player profile at NHL.com
- Bobby Holík's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Hartford Whalers first round draft pick
|Atlanta Thrashers captain