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David Bolland
David Bolland
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
181 lb (82 kg)
NHL Team Chicago Blackhawks
Born June 5 1986 (1986-06-05) (age 30),
Mimico, Etobicoke, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 2004
Chicago Blackhawks
Pro Career 2006 – present


David Bolland (born June 5, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. Nicknamed The Rat, Bolland was drafted by the Blackhawks in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to joining the Blackhawks full time, Bolland played in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Norfolk Admirals and Rockford Ice Hogs. While playing junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Bolland helped the London Knights capture the 2005 Memorial Cup. He also competed at the 2006 World Junior Championships where he helped Canada capture the gold medal. Bolland helped lead the 2009–10 Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup championship since 1961 ending the 49 year drought.

Playing careerEdit

Born in 1986 in Mimico, a neighbourhood of Etobicoke, Ontario at the time, Bolland played minor hockey for the Toronto Red Wings in the Greater Toronto Hockey League from 2000 until 2002. The Redwings would go on to win the OHL All Ontario Bantam Championship with Bolland recording 4 points in the championship game.[1]

JuniorEdit

While playing for the Toronto Red Wings, Bolland was selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2002 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection by the London Knights.[2] Bolland made his OHL debut with the Knights during the 2002–03 season, where he played 63 games, scoring seven goals and adding 10 assists.[1] During his sophomore OHL season (2003–04), Bolland increased his offensive contributions to the Knights, scoring 37 goals and adding 30 assists, while being named the club's Most Improved Player.[1] Bolland represented the Western Conference at the 2004 OHL All-Star Game and was also chosen to participate in the 2004 CHL Top Prospects Game.[1] Heading into the 2004 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, Bolland was the eighth ranked North American skater by the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau.[3] Bolland was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

ProfessionalEdit

Bolland made his NHL debut versus the Vancouver Canucks on October 25, 2006. Bolland started the 2007–08 season with the Rockford Ice Hogs of the AHL. He scored the first goal in IceHogs history on October 6 at Quad City and later became the first IceHogs player to get the call up to the Chicago Blackhawks on November 25. Bolland spent the majority of his second professional season with the Blackhawks. He recorded his first NHL point on October 31 against the Dallas Stars and scored his first NHL goal on December 16 against the Florida Panthers. Bolland scored a game-winning overtime goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 22, 2008. Bolland had two assists for the Blackhawks in the first 30 minutes of the 2009 Western Conference Finals against the Detroit Red Wings on May 22, 2009. On June 9, 2010, Bolland became a Stanley Cup champion when the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers and won the Stanley Cup, ending their 49 year drought.

Awards and achievements Edit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Toronto Red Wings GTHL 95 79 67 146
2001–02 Toronto Red Wings GTHL 36 35 35 70 40
2002–03 London Knights OHL 64 7 10 17 21 14 2 1 3 2
2003–04 London Knights OHL 65 37 30 67 58 15 3 10 13 18
2004–05 London Knights OHL 66 34 51 85 97 18 11 14 25 30
2005–06 London Knights OHL 59 57 73 130 104 15 15 9 24 41
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 65 17 32 49 53 6 0 4 4 17
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Rockford Ice Hogs AHL 16 6 4 10 22 7 0 0 0 8
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 39 4 13 17 28
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 19 28 47 52 17 4 8 12 24
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 39 6 10 16 28 22 8 8 16 30
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 61 15 22 37 34 4 2 4 6 4
NHL totals 221 44 73 117 142 43 14 20 34 58

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
World Junior Championships
Gold 2006 Vancouver Ice hockey
Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Canada WJC 6 3 2 5 14
Junior int'l totals 6 3 2 5 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Dave Bolland Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved on 2010-05-31.
  2. 2002 OHL Priority Selection. Canoe.ca (2002-05-04). Retrieved on 2010-05-31.
  3. NHL Central Scouting Service - Final Ranking -- May, 2004 (pdf). National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-05-31.

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