April 30, 1976 |
Morinville, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)|
|DEG Metro Stars
New York Islanders
Los Angeles Kings
|National team|| Canada
|NHL Draft||38th overall, 1994
New York Islanders
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 and spent the last seven years of his playing career in Germany.
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, spending three years with the club. He retired after the 2011-12 season.
A Canadian of German descent, Holland received a German passport in February 2007. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|1996–97||New York Islanders||NHL||4||1||0||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||New York Islanders||NHL||8||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|World Junior Championships|
|Junior int'l totals||6||2||1||3||4|
|Senior int'l totals||2||0||1||1||2|
- "Jason Holland Stats and News". NHL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
- "Tyler Beechey, Jason Holland extend; Rob Collins leaves" (in German). DEG Metro Stars. 2011-03-18. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
- EISHOCKEY.INFO. "ERC Ingolstadt: Jason Holland erhält deutschen Pass - Deutsche Vorfahren ermöglichen Einbürgerung". EISHOCKEY INFO. Retrieved 2016-03-26.