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Encyclopedia > Brian Holzinger
Position Center
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
ft 11 in (1.8 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Pro Clubs Buffalo Sabres
Tampa Bay Lightning
Pittsburgh Penguins
Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationality  United States
Born October 10, 1972,
Parma, OH, USA
NHL Draft 124th overall, 1991
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1995 – 2004

Brian Holzinger (born October 10, 1972, in Parma, Ohio, USA) is a retired American professional ice hockey center. He was drafted in the sixth round, 124th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Centre in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is down the centre of the area. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... Stature redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning is a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A childs first birthday party. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Parma is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and is the largest suburb of Cleveland. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... The 1991 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 22th at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Parma is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and is the largest suburb of Cleveland. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Centre in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is down the centre of the area. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The 1991 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 22th at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. ...


Holzinger played High School Hockey at Padua Franciscan H.S. in Parma, Ohio and four years of college hockey at Bowling Green State University, and was the recipient of the Hobey Baker Award for top men's collegiate hockey player during his senior season. He made his National Hockey League debut with the Sabres during the 1994-95 season, appearing in four regular season games and four playoff games (scoring two goals during the Sabres' playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers). After four and a half seasons with the Sabres, he was traded at the trade deadline of the 1999-2000 season (along with Cory Sarich and Wayne Primeau) to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Chris Gratton and a second-round draft pick. Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a public four-year institution located in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA; about 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio on I-75. ... The Hobey Baker Award is an annual award given to the top college mens ice hockey player. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The 1999-2000 NHL season was the 83rd in its history. ... Cory Sarich (born August 16, 1978, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a Croatian-Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Wayne Primeau (born June 4, 1976 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey centre for the Boston Bruins of the NHL. He is the younger brother of Keith Primeau. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning is a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. ... Chris Gratton {b. ...


At the trade deadline of the 2002-03 season, Holzinger was traded again, this time to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Marc Bergevin. In the 2003-04 season, once again at the trade deadline, the Penguins traded Holzinger to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Lasse Pirjeta. The 2002-03 NHL season was the 86th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Marc Bergevin (born August 11, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional hockey defenceman. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ... Lasse Pirjetä (born April 4, 1974 in Oulu, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. ...


In his NHL career, Holzinger appeared in 547 regular season games. He scored 93 goals and added 145 assists. In 52 Stanley Cup playoff games, he scored 11 goals and 18 assists. The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


Awards

  • Hobey Baker Award (top player in NCAA): 1994-1995 season

The Hobey Baker Award is an annual award given to the top college mens ice hockey player. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...

External links

  • Brian Holzinger @ hockeydb.com
Preceded by
Chris Marinucci
Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
1994-1995
Succeeded by
Brian Bonin

  Results from FactBites:
 
Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Holzinger (550 words)
Holzinger was drafted 124th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.
Holzinger was traded on March 9, 2000 with Cory Sarich, Wayne Primeau, and a third-round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Chris Gratton and a second-round draft pick.
Holzinger went on to spend three more seasons in the Tampa Bay organization before he was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the trading deadline in 2003.
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