Korbinian Holzer(5) Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs‘ 4th round pick in the 2006 draft (#111 overall) German-born defenseman Korbinian Holzer(5) recently signed a 1-way contract to make the full-time jump to the big league.
Apparently they liked what they saw of him last year, although so far his only two NHL games came in his rookie year.
He put up AHL career highs in assists and points with Toronto Marlies.
Although he pocketed only one goal, he had 19 assists for 20 points and was a +7 plus/minus on a team that made it all the way to the Calder Cup Finals. In 2010/2011 he was a +10.
As a 19-year old he played three seasons in the DEL for DEG Metro Stars after a pair of campaigns in Germany2 (DEL2) but finally came over on a two-year entry level deal.
Now at 24-years old the big 6’3″ 206 lbs. d-man is looking to step it up.