Peter Holland, C
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Drafted: 2009 1st round 15th overall – Anaheim Ducks
November, 2013 - The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Jesse Blacker and draft picks. For the Leafs, this was a short term and long term move given their injury problems up the middle. Holland is still very young at 22 years of age and will be given every opportunity to play with Toronto's offensive forwards while Bozak, Bolland, and company nurse their injuries. -Kevin Won
November, 2013 - Holland was called up for a brief stint where he played four games, tallying a lone goal in his first game. Averaging around nine minutes per game, he also saw secondary powerplay time in two of the four games. With the Ducks' depth on the wings depleted, it only made sense to send Holland back down. He didn't make the most of his time up, but we should be seeing him back up soon. -Kevin Won
March 2013 – It seems like Holland has his foot in the door as the Ducks main recall when needed and is putting in a strong case to be a full time NHL player next season. He has 19 goals in the AHL and a pair more in the NHL. The coaching staff also seems to feel better about him the more he plays as his ice-time has been rising moderately. For the current future he looks like he will see third line ice and some power-play duty, but as he grows his game and becomes more effective, he should see top six responsibilities within a three year window and turn into the mid-first rounder expected. Jason Banks
November 2012 - Holland has found himself in the top 5 scoring leaders in the AHL. He has potted 6 goals and set up 8 to put 14 points together in the first 12 games of the season. He still needs to work on his defensive play as he is a minus 4. The best thing for him is to continue his offensive play while honing his defense so he is not a liability in the NHL. Tim Graveline
February 2012 – Holland is a first round selection that the Ducks are trying to develop in the right way. He has a tremendous scoring ability that he showed in juniors with the Guelph Storm by increasing point production each year. Instead of rushing to the NHL, he is playing in Syracuse (AHL) developing a full game in order to be NHL ready in the next few years, hopefully as a top-six forward. -Russ Bitely
Holland is a shooter with much offensive upside now just starting to develop all phases of game.
Peter Holland picks the short side on the breakaway:
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2011 Fantasy Prospects Report:
After scoring at a near point per game pace in his draft year (67 points in 68 games), Peter Holland polished off his OHL career with back-to-back seasons in the 80s. Finishing 10th in the league scoring race this past season with 37 goals and 88 points proves Holland has game but it’s time for Anaheim’s top draft pick in 2009 (15th overall) to deliver at the professional level. Expect Holland to skate with the Syracuse Crunch next season and if the 20-year old can score anywhere near like he could in junior, he may be filling Saku Koivu’s spot, centering the Ducks’ third line as early as 2012-13. The knock against Holland is that he’s a lazy player but others who follow him closely say he’s a cerebral type and those pauses in his game are for finessing a play or simply making the right choice. Taken that way, it’s a compliment.
Upside: David Krejci (30-45-75, 60 PIM)
Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 80%; 50%
3YP: (21-42-63, 40 PIM)
2010 Fantasy Prospects Report:
An offensive pivot, Holland took a step forward after being drafted 15th overall in 2009. Clicking on a line with future Nashville power forward Taylor Beck, Holland stepped up the production and rounded out his game with more penalty killing responsibility. Unless the Ducks do something unexpected by not signing a free agent center for one year (as they have with Saku Koivu and Brendan Morrison the last two years), Holland will have another year of junior hockey ahead of him. But the wait won’t be too long – 2011-12 looks promising. A great future complement to Ryan Getzlaf as a second-line center.
Upside: David Krejci (30-45-75, 40 PIM) Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 85%; 40%
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
Scouting Report: Has the size and strength to dominate opponents, but plays a smart, safe game. Excels in covering and eliminating his man on the backcheck. Could stand to use his natural offensive gifts more and play with greater aggression. Has a penchant for stepping up in the clutch.
Notable Numbers: Led Guelph in post-season scoring with four goals in four games.
Potential: Elite #2/3 center, 20-40-60+
Years Away: 2
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