Korbinian Holzer
Holzer with the Toronto Marlies in 2013
Born (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 (age 33)
Munich, West Germany
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
DEG Metro Stars
Toronto Maple Leafs
Anaheim Ducks
Nashville Predators
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 111th overall, 2006
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2005–present

Korbinian Holzer (born 16 February 1988) is a German professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He previously played for the Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career

Holzer was drafted in the fourth round, 111th overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Drafted from playing in his native Germany with EC Bad Tölz, he made his debut in the top Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) with the DEG Metro Stars.

Holzer began the 2010–11 season with the Maple Leafs' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. On 3 November 2010, he was recalled from the minors to make his NHL debut on 6 November 2010.[1]

In the 2012–13 season, Holzer was recalled by the Maple Leafs on 5 February 2013, and scored his first NHL goal on just the fourth shot of his NHL career, his point slap shot beating Michal Neuvirth of the Washington Capitals. The Leafs ended up winning the game 3–2.

In the 2014–15 season, on 6 October 2014, the Maple Leafs waived Holzer. Unclaimed, he was later returned to the Toronto Marlies before on 15 November, the Maple Leafs recalled Holzer on an emergency, only to send him back down to the Marlies on 16 November. One week later, Holzer was recalled and remained with the Leafs to replace injured defenceman Roman Polák. On 2 March 2015, Holzer was traded by the re-tooling Maple Leafs to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenceman Eric Brewer and a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft (traded to Washington Capitals).[2]

On 26 June 2017, Holzer continued his tenure with the Ducks in agreeing to a two-year contract extension.[3]

On 20 June 2019, Holzer agreed to continue to return for his fifth season within the Ducks organization, after he was re-signed to a one-year $850,000 contract extension.[4] In the following 2019–20 season, Holzer remained on the Ducks roster, establishing a regular third-pairing role on blueline. In a career-high 46 games with the Ducks, Holzer added 1 goal and 4 points.

With the Ducks out of playoff contention at the NHL trade deadline, Holzer was traded by Anaheim to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Matt Irwin and a 2022 sixth-round draft pick on 24 February 2020.[5] Holzer made 3 regular season appearances with the Predators before the season was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Returning to the club for the post-season, Holzer was a healthy scratch in their qualifying series defeat to the Arizona Coyotes.

On 1 November 2020, Holzer as a free agent left the NHL and was belatedly signed to a one-year contract with Russian outfit, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL.[6]

International play

Holzer has represented the Germany national team in the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 IIHF World Championship.[7] He also represented Germany at the 2018 IIHF World Championship,[8] 2019 IIHF World Championship,[9] and the 2021 IIHF World Championship.[10]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Tölzer Löwen DEU U18 34 7 11 18 66 5 0 2 2 2
2005–06 Tölzer Löwen DEU U18 2 1 1 2 6
2005–06 Tölzer Löwen 2.GBun 36 2 3 5 80
2006–07 Eisbären Regensburg 2.GBun 42 2 6 8 68 4 0 0 0 2
2007–08 DEG Metro Stars DEL 35 2 5 7 66 13 0 2 2 20
2008–09 DEG Metro Stars DEL 38 4 5 9 89 16 0 1 1 18
2009–10 DEG Metro Stars DEL 52 6 16 22 96 3 0 0 0 4
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 73 3 10 13 88
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Toronto Marlies AHL 67 1 19 20 68 17 1 4 5 39
2012–13 Toronto Marlies AHL 46 1 10 11 46 8 0 1 1 24
2012–13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 22 2 1 3 28
2013–14 Toronto Marlies AHL 72 5 18 23 104 10 2 5 7 4
2014–15 Toronto Marlies AHL 9 0 2 2 10
2014–15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 34 0 6 6 25
2015–16 San Diego Gulls AHL 9 0 3 3 0
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 29 0 3 3 10
2016–17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 32 2 5 7 23 5 0 0 0 18
2017–18 Anaheim Ducks NHL 16 0 0 0 6
2017–18 San Diego Gulls AHL 9 0 2 2 14
2018–19 San Diego Gulls AHL 12 2 3 5 4
2018–19 Anaheim Ducks NHL 22 1 3 4 8
2019–20 Anaheim Ducks NHL 46 1 3 4 35
2019–20 Nashville Predators NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2020–21 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 25 1 3 4 33 5 0 2 2 6
NHL totals 206 6 21 27 139 5 0 0 0 18
KHL totals 25 1 3 4 33 5 0 2 2 6

International

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Germany U17 10th 5 0 0 0 4
2005 Germany WJC18 8th 6 2 1 3 4
2006 Germany WJC18 8th 6 1 2 3 18
2007 Germany WJC 9th 6 0 0 0 8
2008 Germany WJC D1 11th 5 1 1 2 0
2010 Germany OG 11th 4 0 0 0 2
2010 Germany WC 4th 8 0 0 0 22
2011 Germany WC 7th 7 0 1 1 10
2016 Germany WC 7th 8 1 0 1 14
2016 Germany OGQ Q 3 0 0 0 2
2018 Germany WC 11th 7 0 1 1 14
2019 Germany WC 6th 8 1 0 1 16
2021 Germany WC 4th 10 2 2 4 26
Junior totals 28 4 4 8 34
Senior totals 55 4 4 8 106

Awards and honours

Award Year
International
World Championship All-Star Team 2021

References

  1. ^ "Phaneuf out up to 6 weeks, Holzer called up". Toronto Sun. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Ducks boost defensive depth with Holzer, Despres trades". Yahoo! Sports. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Ducks sign Holzer to two-year contract extension". Anaheim Ducks. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Ducks sign Miller, Holzer, Grant to one-year contract extensions". Anaheim Ducks. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Predators acquire Korbinian Holzer from Ducks". Nashville Predators. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Squad strengthened by signing of German national defenseman Korbinian Holzer" (in Russian). Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. 1 November 2020. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  7. ^ "German national team selected for 2010". sportschau.de. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  8. ^ "IIHF ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - TEAM ROSTER - GER - Germany" (PDF). IIHF.com. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ https://www.iihf.com/en/events/2019/wm/teams/roster/3696/germany. Retrieved 6 June 2021. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ https://www.iihf.com/en/events/2021/wm/teams/roster/3696/germany. Retrieved 6 June 2021. Missing or empty |title= (help)