July 9, 1944 |
Německý Brod, Bohemia and Moravia
(now Czech Republic)
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||HC Dukla Jihlava|
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
Jiří Holík (born July 9, 1944) is a Czech former professional ice hockey player and coach. Holík played for Dukla Jihlava in the Czechoslovak Extraliga and was a member of the Czechoslovakian national ice hockey team. Holík was a member of the Czechoslovak 1976 Canada Cup team and was a silver medalist at the 1976 Winter Olympics.
Holík later worked as a coach, being known for his temperament and active coaching style.
Holík joined the local Jiskra Havlickuv Brod club in 1952. Holík would play for various levels of the club, finishing with the Czechoslovak Second Division team in 1963. In 1963, Holík moved up to the HC Dukla Jihlava team of the Czechoslovak Elite League. He would be a member of Dukla Jihlava for the next fifteen seasons. His best goal-scoring season was 1968–69, when he scored 28 goals in the season. In 1969–70, Holík had his best point total of 40 points, on 23 goals and 17 assists. Holíkjoined Rosenheim in Germany in 1978, playing two seasons before moving to Stadlau Wien in Vienna, Austria for 1980–81. Holík retired from playing after that season, but returned to active play for one more season with Wiener EV in the Austrian Second Division in 1984–85.
Starting in 1964, Holík played internationally for the Czechoslovak national men's team. Holík played in a total of four Olympics and twelve World Championships for Czechoslovakia. He also played in the 1976 Canada Cup for Czechoslovakia.
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