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Bill Houlder

Bill Houlder  #23

Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: March 11, 1967
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: WSH / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (82nd overall)
AHL First All-Star Team (1991) IHL First All-Star Team (1993) Governor's Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman IHL) (1993) Traded to Buffalo by Washington for Shawn Anderson, September 30, 1990. Claimed by Anaheim from Buffalo in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to St. Louis by Anaheim for Jason Marshall, August 29, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 26, 1995. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 16, 1997. Traded to Tampa Bay by San Jose with Andrei Zyuzin, Shawn Burr and Steve Guolla for Niklas Sundstrom and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Igor Radulov) in 2000 Entry Draft, August 4, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Nashville from Tampa Bay, November 10, 1999.
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson