Peter Holland

Kevin Won

2012-03-02

Peter Holland

 

Peter Holland, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 194

Born: 1991-1-14

Hometown: Toronto, Ont.

Drafted: 2009 by Anaheim Ducks, 15th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

May 2015 – Holland finished the season with six points in his final nine games, although the games were broken up by a lower-body injury. Still Holland was still one of the few pleasant stories on a terrible year for the franchise. At this point he has solidified himself as a good 3rd line center in the NHL and will move forward and become a decent fantasy option in deeper leagues going forward, but we can no longer call give him prospect status. Jason Banks

 

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February 2015 – With the trade deadline approaching, the stock of Peter Holland has the potential to be thrust forward very quickly. Holland has situated himself very well in a 3rd line role proving himself capable and responsible at being a strong center for the years to come. He needs to become more forceful with his production abilities and stronger in the faceoff circle. If the Leafs management part with Nazem Kadri or Tyler Bozak or both as rumors circulate and bring back lesser assets or picks, Holland will be thrown deep into the storm with stronger wingers, more ice-time and responsibilities to drive the team not only the rest of the season and into the future. It is hard to find a ceiling for Holland’s potential as a powerful, offensive center but we could get a better outlook when vaulted into a bigger role. Jason Banks

 

July 2014 – Dave Nonis in his July 1st, ‘state of free agency’ media address, mentioned that “Holland will be granted a major opportunity to make the team in the fall and have an impact…” as Nonis decided not to pursue large free agent centers when the opportunity arose. Since then, only utility centers have been signed as players to compete with Holland in camp for top 9 roles. Holland is yet to sign a RFA contract, but it will likely be done soon in the million or less dollar range for a pair of seasons. His situation at the moment is a bit murky for fantasy managers, but watch closely how he performs early in training camp to see how and where he slots in and with who. The talent is in him as a speculative, farm selection. Jason Banks

 

January 2014 – The trade has put Holland in a much stronger situation for success both short term and long term. It is likely that if/when the Leafs are completely healthy, they will need to start making big roster decisions with Holland stuck in the middle because of his two way contract status, he is an easy slide to the AHL, but his play and development dictates he stays. Unfortunately sticking in the NHL could spell a reduced role or frequent scratches. A regular assignment would serve little good as he is a dominate player in the ‘A’ but he has not seen post season action for a couple years, so time against top teams over the grind of run could push Holland in a new way. He is looking like he will pace for the 20 point region this season, with a solid outlook for the future. Jason Banks

 

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