Best to Wear #16 – Bobby Holik
Bobby Holik was acquired by the New Jersey Devils prior to the the 1992-93 season when he was traded along with the Hartford Whalers second round pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft to New Jersey in exchange for Eric Weinrich and Sean Burke. What happened next was 10 strong seasons from Holik.
Holik is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, winning the Cup with the Devils in 1995 and 2000.
He left the Devils before the 2002-03 season when he signed a contract during the off-season with cross-Hudson rivals, the New York Rangers in a move that was considered Benedict Arnold-esque (that is until Scott Gomez pulled the same move years later.)
In 2005, Holik had his contract bought out by the Rangers and he signed with the Atlanta Thrashers. He stayed with the Thrashers until 2008, and even served as the Thrashers captain in the 2007-08 season.
Holik made a return to the New Jersey Devils in the 2008-09 season, marking the 11th season with the franchise.
He retired after the 2008-09 season.
|Career Stats with the New Jersey Devils|
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