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John Holota
John Holota
Center
Number: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 25, 1921
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on October 14, 1941.
Center John Holota played parts of two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings in the 40s. He was a talented offensive player who attained most of his success in junior and the minor leagues.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Holota played junior with the OHA's Guelph Biltmores. After leading the league in assists during the 1940-41 season, he turned pro the next year with Omaha Knights of the AHA. Holata was named to the league all-star team after notching 28 goals in 48 games. During the 1942-43 season he was recalled to Detroit for 12 matches and was also a top scorer for the AHL's Indianapolis Capitals and the senior Toronto Army Dodgers. Holota remained with the Dodgers then spent a year in military service during World War II.

After the War, Holota played three more games for the Wings then split the bulk of the season between the AHL and USHL. In 1946-47 he led the AHL with 52 goals as a member of the Cleveland Barons and was placed on the league's first all-star team. Holota starred for three more years in Cleveland and helped the team win the Calder Cup in 1948. He retired in 1951 after playing in the AHL, PCHL and USHL.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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