New Jersey's Bobby Holik retiring

NEWARK, N.J., May 23 (UPI) -- Bobby Holik, who has spent most of his 18 NHL seasons with New Jersey Devils, plans to retire, The (Newark) Star-Ledger reported Saturday.

NHL: New Jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers 0

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Scott Clemmensen made 27 saves in his first shutout in nearly five years Monday night to help the New Jersey Devils beat the New York Rangers, 3-0.

NHL: Anaheim 4, New Jersey 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz scored twice for Anaheim in the third period and the Ducks held on Sunday to top the New Jersey Devils 4-3.

NHL: Atlanta 4, Tampa Bay 1

ATLANTA, April 5 (UPI) -- Colby Armstrong scored the game-winner Saturday in a three-goal third period and the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1.

NHL: Atlanta 3, Florida 2

SUNRISE, Fla., March 27 (UPI) -- Kari Lehtonen made 42 saves Thursday and Bobby Holik scored twice to boost the Atlanta Thrashers to a 3-2 victory over Florida.

NHL: Atlanta 6, Calgary 4

ATLANTA, March 13 (UPI) -- The third hat trick of the season for Ilya Kovalchuk Thursday lifted Atlanta to a 6-4 decision over Calgary.

NHL: N.Y. Islanders 5, Atlanta 4 (OT)

ATLANTA, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A goal by Trent Hunter just 69 seconds into overtime Thursday gave the New York Islanders a 5-4 win over Atlanta.

NHL: Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 1

ATLANTA, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk scored the game-winning goal before leaving with an injury Wednesday, boosting Atlanta past Pittsburgh 4-1.

NHL: Atlanta 3, Pittsburgh 2 (OT)

ATLANTA, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Mark Recchi scored in the fourth round of the shootout Saturday to give the Atlanta Thrashers a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

NHL: Boston 5, Atlanta 2

BOSTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A goal by Mark Stuart midway through the second period allowed the Boston Bruins to take the lead and defeat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-2 Monday.

NHL: Atlanta 5, Boston 0

ATLANTA, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Kari Lehtonen recorded his second shutout this season Saturday to guide the Atlanta Thrashers in a 5-0 rout of the Boston Bruins.

NHL: Washington 6, Atlanta 3

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Mike Green scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season Saturday and the Washington Capitals topped the Atlanta Thrashers 6-3.

NHL: New Jersey 6, Atlanta 5

ATLANTA, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Patrik Elias scored a go-ahead goal Saturday night as, the New Jersey Devils rallied to beat the Atlanta Thrashers, 6-5.

NHL: Atlanta 4, Washington 2

ATLANTA, March 12 (UPI) -- Kari Lehtonen stopped 31 shots Monday as the Atlanta Thrashers posted a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.

NHL: Montreal 4, Atlanta 1

ATLANTA, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Cristobal Huet made 44 saves Thursday night in guiding the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.
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Bobby Holik
St. Louis Blues Captain Shayne Corson and New Jersey Devils center Bobby Holik face off during 1st period game action at the Byrne Meadowlands Arena Jan 9.

Robert "Bobby" Holík (born January 1, 1971) is a retired Czech professional ice hockey center who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Holík is the son of Jaroslav Holík, a Czech ice hockey world champion in 1972 and Czech national team head coach who led the under-20 team to world titles in 2000 and 2001.

He began playing in the NHL after being selected tenth overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. After two seasons with the Whalers, he was traded to the New Jersey Devils where he played for ten seasons and won Stanley Cups in 1995 and 2000. In the 2002–03 season he went to the New York Rangers as a free agent.

In 2005, Holík signed with the Atlanta Thrashers as a free agent after having the remainder of his contract bought out by the Rangers. On October 2, 2007 he was named captain of the Thrashers for the 2007-08 season.

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