Jason Holland

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Jason Holland
Born (1976-04-30) April 30, 1976 (age 40)
Morinville, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
DEL team
Former teams
DEG Metro Stars
New York Islanders
Buffalo Sabres
Los Angeles Kings
ERC Ingolstadt
National team  Canada 
 Germany
NHL Draft 38th overall, 1994
New York Islanders
Playing career 1996–2012

Jason Ryan Holland (born April 30, 1976) is a retired Canadian-German professional ice hockey defenceman. He played 81 games in the National Hockey League[1] and spent the last seven years of his playing career in Germany.

Playing career[edit]

Holland was drafted in the second round, 38th overall, by the New York Islanders in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Kamloops Blazers, winning the CHL Memorial Cup in 1994 and 1995, and playing for the victorious Canadian team at the 1996 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, Holland made his professional debut in the American Hockey League with the Kentucky Thoroughblades during the 1996–97 season. During the same season, he made his NHL debut with the Islanders, appearing in four games.

During the 1997–98 season, Holland was traded along with Paul Kruse to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Jason Dawe. After three-plus seasons with the Sabres organization, mostly spent in the AHL with the Rochester Americans, Holland joined the Los Angeles Kings. Once again, most of Holland's time with the organization was spent with their AHL affiliate, in this case the Manchester Monarchs. Holland did spend the entire 2003–04 season with the Kings, appearing in 52 games and tallying six points.

Holland spent the 2005–06 season with ERC Ingolstadt of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga, and remained with the team until the end of the 2008–09 season. On April 21, 2009, he signed a contract with another German DEL side, the Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars,[2] spending three years with the club. He retired after the 2011-12 season.

International[edit]

A Canadian of German descent, Holland received a German passport in February 2007.[3] He was chosen to play for the German national team for 2008 World Championships and he played games against Finland and Slovakia. Germany beat Slovakia 4–2, before it was found out that Holland was ineligible to play for Germany, because he had played only three seasons in Germany, while IIHF rules state that player who has represented another country (as Holland did in 1996, playing for Canada at the Junior World Championships) might change nationality after playing four seasons in the country. German victory was in jeopardy for a short time, but finally Germany was allowed to keep the points, while Holland was suspended from the tournament.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Kamloops Blazers WHL 4 0 0 0 2
1993–94 Kamloops Blazers WHL 59 14 15 29 80 18 2 3 5 4
1994–95 Kamloops Blazers WHL 71 9 32 41 65 21 2 7 9 9
1995–96 Kamloops Blazers WHL 63 24 33 57 98 16 4 9 13 22
1996–97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 72 14 25 39 46 4 0 2 2 0
1996–97 New York Islanders NHL 4 1 0 1 0
1997–98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 50 10 16 26 29
1997–98 New York Islanders NHL 8 0 0 0 4
1997–98 Rochester Americans AHL 9 0 4 4 10 4 0 3 3 4
1998–99 Rochester Americans AHL 74 4 25 29 36 20 2 5 7 8
1998–99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 0 0 8
1999–00 Rochester Americans AHL 54 3 15 18 24 12 1 0 1 2
1999–00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 9 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Rochester Americans AHL 63 4 19 23 45 4 1 0 1 0
2001–02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 65 9 18 27 39 5 1 0 1 5
2001–02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Manchester Monarchs AHL 67 4 27 31 53 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2003–04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 52 3 3 6 24
2004–05 HC Alleghe ITL 13 3 4 7 6
2004–05 Manchester Monarchs AHL 53 1 9 10 64 6 1 1 2 0
2005–06 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 50 10 18 28 56 7 1 3 4 6
2006–07 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 48 12 19 31 96 6 0 3 3 22
2007–08 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 55 5 17 22 91 3 0 4 4 8
2008–09 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 51 6 19 25 80
2009–10 DEG Metro Stars DEL 56 1 11 12 40 3 0 1 1 4
2010–11 DEG Metro Stars DEL 51 8 19 27 34 9 2 2 4 6
2011–12 DEG Metro Stars DEL 52 5 15 20 63 7 0 2 2 18
NHL totals 81 4 5 9 36 1 0 0 0 0
Jason Holland
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Massachusetts

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1996 Canada WJC 6 2 1 3 4
2008 Germany WC 2 0 1 1 2
Junior int'l totals 6 2 1 3 4
Senior int'l totals 2 0 1 1 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Holland Stats and News". NHL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Tyler Beechey, Jason Holland extend; Rob Collins leaves" (in German). DEG Metro Stars. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  3. ^ EISHOCKEY.INFO. "ERC Ingolstadt: Jason Holland erhält deutschen Pass - Deutsche Vorfahren ermöglichen Einbürgerung". EISHOCKEY INFO. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 

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