|Born||January 1, 1971 (1971-01-01) (age 39),
|6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
240 lb (109 kg; 17 st 2 lb)
Robert Holík (born January 1, 1971) is a retired Czech-American professional ice hockey center who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Holík is the son of Jaroslav Holík, a Czech ice hockey world champion in 1972 and Czech national team head coach who led the under-20 team to world titles in 2000 and 2001.
He began playing in the NHL after being selected tenth overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. After two seasons with the Whalers, he was traded to the New Jersey Devils where he played for ten seasons and won Stanley Cups in 1995 and 2000. In the 2002–03 season he went to the New York Rangers as a free agent.
In 2005, Holík signed with the Atlanta Thrashers as a free agent after having the remainder of his contract bought out by the Rangers. On October 2, 2007 he was named captain of the Thrashers for the 2007–08 season.
On July 1, 2008, as a free agent, Holík signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils for the 2008–09 season, returning to the team he played 10 seasons with.
On May 23, 2009, following the conclusion of the 2008–09 season, Holík announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. Bobby Holík was 38 when he retired and cited a focus to be with his family.
Holik became a U.S. citizen in a ceremony in Newark, New Jersey on November 4, 1996. He is married with a daughter, Hannah Marie Holík, born in 1997, and splits his time between Wyoming and Florida.
Awards and achievementsEdit
- 1994–95, 1999–00: NHL Stanley Cup (New Jersey Devils)
- 1997–98, 1998–99: Played in NHL All-Star game
|1987–88||HC Dukla Jihlava||Czechoslovak||31||5||9||14||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||HC Dukla Jihlava||Czechoslovak||24||7||10||17||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||HC Dukla Jihlava||Czechoslovak||42||15||26||41||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||New Jersey Devils||NHL||61||20||19||39||76||5||1||1||2||6|
|1993–94||New Jersey Devils||NHL||70||13||20||33||72||20||0||3||3||6|
|1994–95||New Jersey Devils||NHL||48||10||10||20||18||20||4||4||8||22|
|1995–96||New Jersey Devils||NHL||63||13||17||30||58||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||New Jersey Devils||NHL||82||23||39||62||54||10||2||3||5||4|
|1997–98||New Jersey Devils||NHL||82||29||36||65||100||5||0||0||0||8|
|1998–99||New Jersey Devils||NHL||78||27||37||64||119||7||0||7||7||6|
|1999–00||New Jersey Devils||NHL||79||23||23||46||106||23||3||7||10||14|
|2000–01||New Jersey Devils||NHL||80||15||35||50||97||25||6||10||16||37|
|2001–02||New Jersey Devils||NHL||81||25||29||54||97||6||4||1||5||2|
|2002–03||New York Rangers||NHL||64||16||19||35||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||New York Rangers||NHL||82||25||31||56||96||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Did not play — Lockout||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||New Jersey Devils||NHL||62||4||5||9||66||3||0||1||1||2|