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John Holota

John Holota

Center
BIRTHDATE: February 25, 1921
HEIGHT: 5' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Hamilton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 160
Shoots: Left
AHA Second All-Star Team (1942) TMHL MVP (1944) AHL First All-Star Team (1947) Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 14, 1941. Traded to Chicago by Detroit for Bernie Strongman, September, 1946. Died from injuries suffered in automobile accident (March 7, 1951), March 10, 1951.
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres