Robert Holík (born January 1, 1971) is a Czech-American former professional ice hockey center who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Holík is the son of Jaroslav Holík, a Czechoslovak 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. Holík is the current head coach of the Israel men's national ice hockey team.
Bobby Holík as seen when he played with the Atlanta Thrashers
January 1, 1971|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||240 lb (109 kg; 17 st 2 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers
10th overall, 1989|
Holík 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" alongside Mike Peluso and Randy McKay, and winning two Stanley Cup championships, in 1995 and 2000. Prior to the 2002–03 season, as a free agent, Holík signed a five-year, $45 million contract with the New York Rangers.
In 2005, following the 2004–05 NHL lockout, the Rangers bought out the remainder of Holík's contract, after which he signed with the Atlanta Thrashers. On October 2, 2007, he was named captain of the Thrashers for the 2007–08 season.
Holík became an American 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 and shotgun enthusiast. After being introduced to firearms manufacturer CZ-USA's president Alice Poluchová by shooting instructor Shepard Humphries, Holík became CZ-USA's celebrity representative.
Awards and achievementsEdit
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1987–88||ASD Dukla Jihlava||CSSR||31||7||11||18||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||ASD Dukla Jihlava||CSSR||24||7||10||17||32||12||3||5||8||—|
|1989–90||ASD Dukla Jihlava||CSSR||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|
|1999–2000||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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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. Archived from the original on 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Chere, Rich (May 23, 2009). "New Jersey Devils center Bobby Holik decides to retire after 18 seasons". The Star-Ledger.
- http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=7893[permanent dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
| Hartford Whalers first round draft pick
| Atlanta Thrashers captain