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Peter Holland (born January 14, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centreman currently playing for Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Holland was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round, 15th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and made his NHL debut for the Ducks during the 2011–12 season.

Peter Holland
Peter Holland of Guelph Storm.jpg
Born (1991-01-14) January 14, 1991 (age 28)
Caledon, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Anaheim Ducks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Arizona Coyotes
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 15th overall, 2009
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2011–present

Playing careerEdit

AmateurEdit

Holland grew up in Bolton, Ontario.[citation needed] As a youth, he played in the 2004 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Brampton Junior Battalion minor ice hockey team.[1] After a successful minor midget season, where Holland had 119 points (59 goals and 60 assists in 60 games),[2] he was selected in the first round, 11th overall, by the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Guelph Storm in the 2007 OHL Priority Draft.[3] His 2008–09 season caught the attention of scouts, as he earned a spot in the OHL All-Star Game, played in the Canada-Russia Challenge and participated in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game.[4] He also represented Team Canada at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.[5] Heading into the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Holland was ranked 19th by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.[4] The Anaheim Ducks selected Holland in the first round, 15th overall.[4]

ProfessionalEdit

On November 5, 2011, Holland made his NHL debut. After scoring 11 points in 12 games to start the 2011–12 season with the Syracuse Crunch, the Anaheim Ducks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Anaheim recalled Holland to play in a 5–0 road game loss against the Detroit Red Wings.[6] He scored his first NHL goal (the game's winner) on November 11, 2011, against Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks.[7]

On November 16, 2013, Holland was traded by the Ducks (along with Brad Staubitz) to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Jesse Blacker and two picks in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[8] He scored his first goal as a Maple Leaf on November 21, 2013, against Marek Mazanec of the Nashville Predators. Holland wore number 24 for the Toronto Maple Leafs.[citation needed]

On July 16, 2014, Holland agreed to a two-year contract extension with Toronto worth an annual average value of $775,000.[9]

After the 2015–16 season, he re-signed with Toronto on a one-year, $1.3 million contract.[10] As the season began Holland was overshadowed by a plethora of young forward rookies including Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and Connor Brown, among others. Due to limited roster space, Holland seldom played for the Maple Leafs, being scratched in 17 of the teams first 25 games, and seeing limited ice time in the eight games he did play.[11] After being informed by general manager Lou Lamoriello that the team would do their best to trade him, Holland was traded to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2018 on December 9, 2016; the condition was not satisfied.[12][11]

On July 1, 2017, as a free agent, Holland signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens, playing the second year on a one-way basis.[13] Ahead of the 2017–18 season, Holland was unable to make the Canadiens' roster out of training camp and was assigned to Montreal's AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket. With 18 points in 20 games with Laval, on November 30, 2017, Holland was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Adam Cracknell.[14]

To start the 2018–19 season, Holland played with New York's AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. On February 18, 2019, Holland was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Darren Raddysh.[15] Assigned to the Rockford IceHogs, Holland continued his scoring pace in notching 7 goals and 16 points in 21 games to conclude the season.

As an impending free agent from the Blackhawks, Holland opted to pursue a career abroad in agreeing to a two-year contract from Russian club, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL on May 22, 2019.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Guelph Storm OHL 62 8 15 23 31 10 0 1 1 4
2008–09 Guelph Storm OHL 68 28 39 67 42 4 4 0 4 2
2009–10 Guelph Storm OHL 59 30 49 79 40 5 3 5 8 12
2010–11 Guelph Storm OHL 67 37 51 88 57 6 3 6 9 4
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 3 3 3 6 0
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 71 23 37 60 59
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 4 1 0 1 2
2012–13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 45 19 20 39 68
2012–13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 21 3 2 5 4
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 10 5 4 9 22
2013–14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 4 1 0 1 2
2013–14 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 5 5 10 16
2013–14 Toronto Marlies AHL 14 5 5 10 10 11 7 8 15 6
2014–15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 62 11 14 25 31
2015–16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 9 18 27 28
2016–17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 8 0 1 1 4
2016–17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 40 5 6 11 18
2017–18 Laval Rocket AHL 20 8 11 19 19
2017–18 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 16 5 9 14 21
2017–18 New York Rangers NHL 23 1 3 4 7
2018–19 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 52 20 29 49 50
2018–19 Rockford IceHogs AHL 21 7 9 16 8
NHL totals 266 36 49 85 112

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada Ontario WHC17   6 4 2 6 0
2009 Canada WJC18 4th 6 1 4 5 8
Junior totals 12 5 6 11 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Peter Holland". Elite Prospects. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Priority Selection Results". Ontario Hockey League. 2007. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Peter Holland draft profile". National Hockey League. Retrieved January 24, 2010.
  5. ^ "Peter Holland player profile". Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved January 24, 2010.
  6. ^ Ducks End Seven-Game Road Trip With Blowout Loss In Detroit - SB Nation Los Angeles
  7. ^ "Ducks hang on to beat Canucks". NHL. November 11, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  8. ^ "Ducks, Maple Leafs deal". American Hockey League. November 16, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  9. ^ "Maple Leafs sign Peter Holland to two-year deal". Toronto Star. July 16, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  10. ^ "Peter Holland, Leafs agree to one-year, $1.3 million contract before arbitration". Maple Leafs Hot Stove. July 25, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Maple Leafs trade Peter Holland to Arizona". The Athletic. December 9, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "Report: Leafs' Lamoriello 'will do his best' to trade Holland". theScore. November 29, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year contract with Peter Holland". Montreal Canadiens. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  14. ^ "Rangers Acquire Forward Peter Holland". New York Rangers. November 30, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  15. ^ "Blackhawks acquire Holland from Rangers". The Sports Network. February 18, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  16. ^ "Avtomobilist has signed a contract with Peter Holland" (in Russian). Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. May 22, 2019. Retrieved May 22, 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jake Gardiner
Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick
2009
Succeeded by
Kyle Palmieri