MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced Wednesday night the signing of forward Patrick Holland to a three-year contract (2012-13 to 2014-15). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Wow, he needs 3 more assists to become the first WHL player in 15 years to get 80 assists.
Both of his linemates are only about 10 behind him in assists, yet they both have twice as many goals as him. I'd love for him to turn out to be something, 'cause that would certainly save the Cammy-Bourque deal, but I suspect those two overagers on that line (and Zachary Yuen on the blueline) are doing a LOT to make Holland look much better than he is. As long as he turns out to be good enough to contribute substantially somehow, I guess it doesn't matter.
Hopefully added motivation to put on some pounds and strength, because if he doesn't he's going to get destroyed, even in "just" the AHL. Gonna need to play with people who can actually finish chances, that's for sure, 'cause I suspect he won't be creating too many for himself at the pro (i.e. men's) level.