Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Milos Holan
Milos Holan was a solid playmaker and positional defenceman whose promising career was cut down by cancer in 1996. He was a fine domestic and international player for Czechoslovkia and the Czech Republic before heading to North America.

Born in Blovec, Czechoslovakia, Holan excelled with TJ Vitkovice and Dukla Trencin and helped his country win bronze at the 1990 and 1991 World Junior Championships. He also helped Dukla Trencin win consecutive league championships in 1991 and 1992 and the Czech Republic capture the bronze medal at the 1993 World Championships. In 1993 the gifted blueliner was chosen 77th overall by Philadelphia and named the Czech player of the year.

Holan experienced a few growing pains during an eight game stint as an NHL rookie with Philly in 1993-94. The rest of the year he provided slick playmaking and speed on the AHL's Hershey Bears. After scoring 22 goals in 55 games for Hershey, Holan was traded to Anaheim for Anatoli Semenov. He excelled in the last 25 games of the 1994-95 season before he was diagnosed with Chronic Granuloctic leukemia two months into the 1995-96 schedule.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 TJ Vitkovice Czech 7 0 0 0 0
1989-90 TJ Vitkovice Czech 43 6 7 13 7 2 1 3
1989-90 Czechoslovakia WJC-A 4 2 0 2 2
1990-91 Dukla Trencin Czech 53 6 13 19
1990-91 Czechoslovakia WJC-A 6 0 2 2 0
1991-92 Dukla Trencin Czech 51 13 22 35 32
1992-93 TJ Vitkovice Czech 53 35 33 68
1992-93 Czechoslovakia WC-A 8 1 3 4 10
1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 1 1 2 4 -4
1993-94 Hershey Bears AHL 27 7 22 29 16
1993-94 Czech Republic WC-A 6 0 3 3 8
1994-95 Hershey Bears AHL 55 22 27 49 75
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 25 2 8 10 14 +4
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 16 2 2 4 24 -12
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99 HC Vitkovice CzRep 30 9 13 22 26 4 0 2 2
1999-00 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 11 1 5 6 6
1999-00 EHC Freiburg German-2 5 1 3 4 16
NHL Totals 49 5 11 16 42


Czechoslovakian Player of the Year (1993) Traded to Anaheim by Philadelphia for Anatoli Semenov, March 8, 1995.
Missed entire 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons after being diagnosed with Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia, February 21, 1996.