11. Bobby Holik

Bobby Holik played for the Hartford Whalers for the first two seasons of his NHL career, but a trade to the New Jersey Devils in the Summer of 1992 would place him on the team where he would have the most productive period of his life.

 

Holik was already a good two-way player, and he found a niche as one-third of the "Crash Line" with Mike Peluso and Randy McKay.  Holik in his linemates was not there to score but was primed to hit and punish, and they would help New Jersey win the 1995 Stanley Cup. 

Holik would blossom into a more rounded player and scorer, scoring at least 60 Points from 1996-97 to 1998-99.  Holik was fifth in Selke Voting in 1997-98, and he had two more top-ten Selke finishes (2000-01 & 2001-02) with the Center going over 50 Points in both years. A second Stanley Cup ring was also in the cards for Holik, who helped lead New Jersey to a title in 2001.

In 2002, Holik signed with the New York Rangers, ending his Devils run with 473 Points.

The Bullet Points

  • Acquired: Traded from the Hartford Whalers with Hartford’s 1993 2nd Round Pick (which would be Jay Pandolfo) for Sean Burke and Eric Weinrich 8/28/92
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Rangers 7/1/02
  • Games Played: 786
  • Notable Statistics:

    202 Goals
    270 Assists 
    473 Points 
    863 PIM 
    .60 PPG 
    +134 Plus/Minus 
    49.3 Point Shares 
    57 Points in 124 Playoff Games

  • Played For: New Jersey Devils
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Champion (1995 & 2000)
    All-Star (1998 & 1999)

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