Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Bolland
Dave Bolland was born June 5, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario. The second round, 32nd overall selection of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Bolland is a graduate of the OHL's London Knights.

A speedy forward with a heavy shot, Bolland racked up nearly 300 points in four seasons with the London Knights helping the club capture a Memorial Cup in 2005. After being drafted by the Blackhawks in 2004, Bolland made his NHL debut in a regular season game against the Vancouver Canucks on October 25, 2006. He would spend the rest of the season in the AHL with the Norfolk Admirals, and tally 49 points.

Internationally, Dave Bolland was a member of gold medal-winning Team Canada in the 2005/06 World Junior Championships.

In the 2010 playoffs, the Blackhawks survived a first round scare from the Nashville Predators, a hard fought battle with the Vancouver Canucks and steamrolled over the San Jose Sharks en route to the Stanley Cup Final where they would take on the upstart Philadelphia Flyers.

The Blackhawks would defeat the Flyers in six games, winning the franchise's first Stanley Cup since 1961, with Bolland emerging as a gritty and tenacious checker with a knack for scoring goals and crucial moments.

In 2010-11 Bolland was limited to just 61 regular season games. When healthy however, he would continue to be a valuable player for the Blackhawks at both ends of the ice. He would record 15 goals and 22 assists while posting a solid +11 rating. The following year he would narrowly miss out on recording the first 20 goal season of his career, finishing the year with 19 tallies.

Bolland and the Blackhawks would dominate the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, rolling through the NHL's regular season and capturing the Presidents' Trophy.

The playoffs were more of the same and though pushed to the limit by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round, the Blackhawks would prevail and eventually earn the fifth Stanley Cup title in franchise history. It was Bolland who would play hero, scoring the Stanley Cup-winning goal with just seconds to play in the sixth and deciding game.

In the summer of 2013, Bolland's time in Chicago would come to an end. He was traded to his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a package of draft picks. Bolland would spend just one year in Toronto, with injuries limiting him to just 23 games, before signing as a free agent with the Florida Panthers.

Injuries would continue to plague Bolland during his time in Florida. In 2014-15 he was limited to just 53 games and to just 25 the following year. On August 25, 2016, Bolland was traded to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a pair of draft picks.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP 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 +5 14 2 1 3 2
2003-04 London Knights OHL 65 37 30 67 58 +17 15 3 10 13 18
2004-05 London Knights OHL 66 34 51 85 97 +36 18 11 14 25 30
2004-05 London Knights M-Cup 4 1 2 3 18
2005-06 London Knights OHL 59 57 73 130 104 +7 15 15 9 24 41
2005-06 Canada WJC-A 6 3 2 5 14 +2
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2006-07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 65 17 32 49 53 -2 6 0 4 4 17
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 39 4 13 17 28 +6
2007-08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 16 6 4 10 22 +2 7 0 0 0 8
2008-09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 19 28 47 52 +19 17 4 8 12 24
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 39 6 10 16 28 +5 22 8 8 16 30
2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 61 15 22 37 34 +11 4 2 4 6 4
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 76 19 18 37 47 0 6 0 3 3 2
2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 35 7 7 14 22 -7 18 3 3 6 24
2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 23 8 4 12 24 -1
2014-15 Florida Panthers NHL 53 6 17 23 48 +4
2015-16 Florida Panthers NHL 25 1 4 5 16 -2
2015-16 Portland Pirates AHL 2 0 1 1 0 -1
NHL Totals 433 85 123 208 299 67 17 26 43 84


OHL First All-Star Team (2006) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2006) Missed majority of 2009-10 due to recurring back injury and resulting surgery, November 10, 2009. Traded to Toronto by Chicago for Toronto's 2nd round pick (Carl Dahlstrom) in 2013 NHL Draft, Anaheim's 4th round pick (previously acquired, later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Fredrik Bergvik) in 2013 NHL Draft and Toronto's 4th round pick (Fredrik Olofsson) in 2014 NHL Draft, June 30, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to ankle injury at Vancouver, November 2, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2014 Missed majority of 2015-16 due to recurring lower-body injury and as a healthy reserve. Traded to Arizona by Florida with Lawson Crouse for Arizona's 3rd round pick (Max Glidon) in 2017 NHL Draft and Arizona's 2nd round pick in 2018 NHL Draft, August 25, 2016. Missed 2016-17 due to recurring back and ankle injuries.
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