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Ducks Reassign Holland to Syracuse

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have reassigned center Peter Holland to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Holland, 20 (1/14/91), appeared in four contests with Anaheim this season, scoring 1-0=1 point with two penalty minutes (PIM). The Toronto, Ontario native was recalled from Syracuse on Nov. 5 and made his NHL debut that same night at Detroit, going scoreless with two hits in 11:06 time-on-ice (TOI). He scored his first career goal (Luongo) in his third NHL contest, a 4-3 Ducks win on Nov. 11 vs. Vancouver.

Holland has also appeared in nine games with Syracuse this season, scoring 2-3=5 points with four PIM. At the time of his recall on Nov. 5, Holland ranked fifth on the Crunch in scoring, tied for first in games and tied for third in shots (23). He scored a season-high two goals on Oct. 28 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and finished with points in two of his last three games (2-1=3) with Syracuse. Holland has appeared in 12 career AHL games, earning 5-6=11 points with four PIM.

Selected by Anaheim in the first round (15th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Holland played four seasons with Guelph of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 2007-11. He appeared in 257 career games with Guelph, recording 103-157=260 points with 170 PIM. The 6-3, 200-pound center helped lead the Storm to the OHL Playoffs in each of his four seasons, scoring 10-12=22 points with 22 PIM in 25 games. Holland set career highs in almost every offensive category in his final OHL season in 2010-11, including goals (37), assists (51) and points (88).

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