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Brian Holzinger

Brian Holzinger  #19

Center
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: October 10, 1972
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Parma, OH, United States
WEIGHT: 186 DRAFTED: BUF / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (124th overall)
CCHA Second All-Star Team (1993) CCHA First All-Star Team (1995) CCHA Player of the Year (1995) NCAA West First All-American Team (1995) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1995) Traded to Tampa Bay by Buffalo with Cory Sarich, Wayne Primeau and Buffalo's 3rd round choice (Alexander Kharitonov) in 2000 Entry Draft for Chris Gratton and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (Derek Roy) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 9, 2000. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to shoulder injury vs. Florida, October 7, 2001. Traded to Pittsburgh by Tampa Bay for Marc Bergevin, March 11, 2003. Traded to Columbus by Pittsburgh for Lasse Pirjeta, March 9, 2004.
Quote of the Day

I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday