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CHICAGO ACQUIRES FORMER FIRST-ROUNDER HOLLAND FOR RADDYSH

02/18/2019 7:06 PM

Article By: Chris Robinson

ROCKFORD, Ill – The Chicago Blackhawks today announced they have acquired forward Peter Holland from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Darren Raddysh. Holland, who was selected 15th overall by Anaheim in the 2009 NHL Draft, will report to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Holland, 28, has skated in 52 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL this season, leading the team in goals (20), assists (29) and points (49) as an alternate captain. His 49 points are tied for sixth in the AHL this season, while his seven power-play goals are now tied with Jacob Nilsson for the most among any current Hogs skater.

The Toronto, Ontario native has posted 13 multi-point efforts this year, including a season-high four-point game with a pair of goals and assists on Jan. 18 vs. Lehigh Valley. The forward also boasts two point streaks of seven or more games this season, highlighted by a career-high eight-game point streak from Dec. 22 – Jan. 18. He totaled 19 points (10g, 9a) during that eight-game stretch with Hartford.

Holland originally made his NHL debut in 2011-12 with Anaheim and has tallied 85 points (36g, 49a) in 266 career National Hockey League games between the Ducks (2011-14), Toronto (2013-17), Arizona (2016-17) and the Rangers (2017-18). The forward scored a career-high 11 goals with Toronto during the 2014-15 season and set career-highs in points (27) and assists (18) with the Maple Leafs in 2015-16.

In addition, Holland has also totaled 206 career AHL points (88g, 118a) in 231 games between Syracuse (2010-12), Norfolk (2012-14), Toronto (2013-14), Harford (2017-19) and Laval (2017-18).

Raddysh, 22, has logged 26 points (8g, 18a) in 54 games with Rockford this season. He currently leads all IceHogs blueliners in scoring and in plus/minus with his +6 rating, and is first on the team with three overtime tallies in 2018-19.

The Toronto, Ontario native has combined for 48 points (13g, 35a) in 120 career AHL games with the IceHogs over the last two seasons. He also chipped in two assists in nine postseason games during the team’s run to the Western Conference Finals last year.

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