August 18, 1988 |
Regina, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
St. John's IceCaps
|NHL Draft||43rd overall, 2006
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. 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.
He signed a one-year, two-way contract as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 1, 2012, 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.
After a further third season in Sweden with newly promoted Karlskrona HK in 2015–16 season, Holzapfel left as a free agent to sign a one-year deal with Austrian club, the Vienna Capitals of the EBEL on July 20, 2016.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
|2011–12||St. John's Ice Caps||AHL||29||8||7||15||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|World Junior Championships|
- "Thrashers sign 2006 second round draft selection Riley Holzapfel". Atlanta Thrashers. 2007-09-06. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
- "Jets trade Holzapfel to Ducks for Macenauer". The Sports Network. 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
- "Penguins Sign Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff and Forward Riley Holzapfel". July 1, 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
- "Kanadensiska centern Riley Holzapfel till HV71" (in Swedish). 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
- "Riley Holzapfel strengthens our Caps" (in German). Vienna Capitals. 2016-07-20. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
- Riley Holzapfel career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Riley Holzapfel's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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