Nashville, Tenn. (February 24, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced Monday that the team has acquired defenseman Korbinian Holzer from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Matt Irwin and Nashville's sixth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
Holzer, 32 (2/16/88), has skated in a career-high 46 games with the Ducks this season, tallying a goal and four points while averaging 16:14 of ice time, his highest since the 2012-13 campaign (18:30). This is Holzer's 10th professional season in North America and eighth with NHL experience - he made his League debut on Nov. 6, 2010 with the Toronto Maple Leafs and went on to play in parts of three seasons with the club, tallying nine points (2g-7a) in 58 games. Following his stint in Toronto, the 6-foot-3, 206-pound blueliner joined the Ducks in 2015 and competed in 145 games, recording 18 points (4g-14a), including a career-high seven (2g-5a) in 2016-17.
Originally drafted by the Maple Leafs in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft, Holzer also has 297 games of AHL experience with Toronto and San Diego and spent two seasons as an alternate captain for the Marlies in 2012-14. A native of Munich, Germany, Holzer skated for Düsseldorf of the German league from 2007-10 and has extensive international experience for his home country, including the 2010 Olympic Games, the 2007 World Junior Championship and five trips to the World Championship.