Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rob Holland
Netminder Robbie Holland spent parts of two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 70s and 80s. He was a fine junior who saw more than his share of action in the minors.

The Montreal native made 82 appearances over two seasons for the local Junior Canadiens. He was claimed 64th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1977 then enjoyed two solid years with the AHL's Nova Scotia Voyageurs. In 1978 he shared the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award with Maurice Barrett for allowing the fewest goals in the league.

Following the retirement of Ken Dryden in 1979, Holland hoped to step in as Michel Larocque's back up. It didn't work out that way as the Habs opted to send him to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Pat Hughes for established goalie Denis Heron. Holland posted a 10-17-6 record and a 3.83 goals against average as a rookie but saw little action the next season.

Prior to the 1981-82 season, Holland was traded to the New York Islanders where he formed a solid partnership with youngster Kelly Hrudey on the CHL's Indianapolis Checkers. The tandem led the Checkers to consecutive CHL crowns in 1982 and 1983. Those two years they also shared the Terry Sawchuk Trophy for allowing the fewest goals in the league. Holland continue as a workhorse until he retired in 1987 after playing 66 games for the IHL's Milwaukee Admirals.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1974-75 Longueuil Lions QJHL 36 0 5.25
1975-76 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 37 17 16 2 0 4.25 6 2 4 0 0 3.51
1976-77 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 45 17 21 3 0 4.77 13 4 7 2 0 4.92
1977-78 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 38 13 14 11 1 3.17 5 3 2 0 0 2.81
1978-79 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 43 18 19 2 2 3.89 1 0 1 0 0 7.00
1979-80 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 34 10 17 6 1 3.83
1980-81 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 10 1 5 3 0 5.01
1980-81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 7 1 4 0 0 4.75
1980-81 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 15 6 6 2 1 2.91 3 0 4.36
1981-82 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 30 15 11 1 0 3.41
1981-82 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 7 0 3.55
1982-83 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 37 24 11 1 4 2.87 3 2 1 0 0 3.90
1983-84 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 39 0 3.66 7 0 3.48
1984-85 Indianapolis Checkers IHL 57 4 3.28 6 1 3.51
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 8 6 2 0 0 2.88
1985-86 Indianapolis Checkers IHL 44 0 3.90 4 0 4.94
1986-87 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 66 1 4.11 6 0 5.00
NHL Totals 44 11 22 9 1 4.08


Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against - AHL) (1978) (shared with Maurice Barrett)
Terry Sawchuk Trophy (fewest goals against - CHL) (1982, 1983) (shared with Kelly Hrudey)
CHL Second All-Star Team (1983)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Montreal with Pat Hughes for Denis Herron and Pittsburgh's 2nd round pick (Jocelyn Gauvreau) in 1982 NHL Draft, August 30, 1979. Rights traded to NY Islanders by Pittsburgh for future considerations, September 28, 1981.
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