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Bobby Holik

Bobby Holik  #16

Center
NUMBER: 16 BIRTHDATE: January 1, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Jihlava, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: HFD / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998, 1999) Traded to New Jersey by Hartford with Hartford's 2nd round choice (Jay Pandolfo) in 1993 Entry Draft for Sean Burke and Eric Weinrich, August 28, 1992. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, August 2, 2005. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2008. Officially announced his retirement, May 22, 2009.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers