Holland barely scratched the surface of the NHL as a player, but his work as an executive earned him a berth in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Holland was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 12th round (No. 188) of the 1975 NHL Draft. The goalie played professionally for eight seasons but most of that time was spent in the minor leagues. His NHL experience consisted of four games, one with the Hartford Whalers in 1980-81 and three with the Detroit Red Wings in 1983-84. He was 0-2 with one tie, a 4.96 goals-against average and an .825 save percentage.