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NJD TV: Bobby Holik's 2007-08 at a glance

Durable vet makes an impact on the scoresheet and in the trenches

Thursday, 07.03.2008 / 1:30 PM / Features
By Eric Marin
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NJD TV: Bobby Holik\'s 2007-08 at a glance

Holik's first stint with the Devils lasted 10 seasons from '92-'02, and featured Stanley Cup wins in 1995 and 2000.



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The hulking 6-4, 230-lb. center is a Devil once again, six years after leaving New Jersey as a free agent. Holik signed Tuesday for a second stint in the Garden State, joining Brian Rolston as the club's latest additions.

Originally drafted 10th overall by Hartford in 1989, Holik first arrived in New Jersey via the 1992 deal that shipped Sean Burke and Eric Weinrich to the Whalers. (Hartford also included the second-round pick that the Devils would use to select Jay Pandolfo in the 1993 Draft.)

A familiar sight for Devils fans during Holik's career in New Jersey.
Holik posted 20 goals in his first season as a Devil, and went on to record four straight campaigns of 20-or-more goals from 1996-2000. In 1997-98 he set career highs in goals (29) and points (65).

The 17-year veteran sits third on the Devils' all-time goals list (198), 10th in assists (265), and fifth in points (463). His 724 appearances ranks ninth all-time in team history.

At 37, Holik also remains remarkably durable. He has made 82 appearances in each of the last two seasons, and in three of the last four. He was sidelined for 18 games from Jan. 2 to Feb. 11, 2006, and hasn't missed any action since.

In 2007-08, Holik netted 15 goals and 19 assists with Atlanta, and will bring plenty of size and snarl to the Devils' lineup in 2008-09.

Here's a look back at some of his highlights from last season:

Dec. 7 vs. NY Rangers
Holik lays the body on Michal Rozsival [ 700K ].

Dec. 8 vs. Capitals
Showing his nose for the net against Olie Kolzig [ 700K ].

Dec. 14 vs. Maple Leafs
Alexei Ponikarovsky gets dumped by Holik in the neutral zone [ 700K ].

Dec. 26 vs. Blue Jackets
Targeting Duvie Westcott on the forecheck [ 700K ].

Dec. 29 - Jan 2
Holik records a season-high three-game goal streak [ 700K / 700K / 700K ].

Jan. 6 vs. Sabres
Derek Roy catches a thump from Holik at center ice [ 700K ].

Jan. 10 - Jan. 12
Holik ignites for a two-game goal streak [ 700K / 700K ].

Jan. 12 vs. Penguins
Holik knocks Sidney Crosby off the puck [ 700K ].

Jan. 22 vs. NY Rangers
Brandon Dubinsky gets steamrolled [ 700K ].

Jan. 30 - Feb. 1
Goals in back-to-back games for the former Thrashers captain [ 700K / 700K ].

Feb. 2 vs. Capitals
Taking out Mike Green [ 700K ].

Feb. 9 vs. Lightning
Former Bolt Brad Richards collides with Holik [ 700K ].

Feb. 28 vs. NY Islanders
Tying things up against the Isles [ 700K ].

March 1 vs. Bruins
Phil Kessel put to the ice by Holik [ 700K ].

March 13 vs. Flames
Holik burns Calgary for the game winner [ 700K ].

March 27 vs. Panthers
Banging home the rebound for a 1-0 lead [ 700K ].

April 5 vs. Lightning
Snapping an off-wing wrister for his 15th of the season [ 700K ].


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51