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Best to Wear #16 – Bobby Holik


Bobby Holik, Best To Wear #16NUMBER
:
 16
HEIGHT: 6′ 4″
WEIGHT: 230
POSITION: Center
SHOOTS: Right
BORN: January 1, 1971
BIRTHPLACE: Jihlava, Czech Republic

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
GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
786 202 270 472 122 863 44 0 43 2046 9.9%

Best to Wear – #16

Sorry for the lateness of posting this week’s “Best to Wear.” I have had very limited computer access.

You don’t really care, though. All you care about is you have the opportunity to vote for who was the best New Jersey Devils player to wear number 16.

I left Dainius Zubrus off the list since he won Best to Wear #8.

You will have until 12:00 PM EST on November 11 to vote.

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