Isles Call up Jason Holland

By pbadmin
The Islanders have finally decided to give Jason Holland a chance in the
1997-1998 NHL season. He has played with Kentucky (AHL) until his recall.
In 13 games played, Holland has totaled 3 goals, 4 assists, and 2 penalty
minutes. Holland played four games last season with the big club where he
received minimal icetime. Holland scored his first NHL goal on his initial
call up. He was selected to the AHL All Rookie Team last season along with
being named the Thoroughblade’s top rookie by players and coaches.

The Islanders management believed that this offensively gifted defensemen was
not ready to begin the season with the Islanders out of training camp. He
was unable to establish himself during the camp. He was also in competition
with another highly regarded defensemen, Zdeno Chara for a roster spot. The
result was, both men were sent to Kentucky to work on their game’s.

Side Note:

Steve Webb was also recalled from Kentucky to make his season debut. Webb
suffered from an injury during training camp and was unable to make the
Islanders because of his injury. Webb played 41 games last season for the
Isles. He fought some of the best enforcers from around the NHL. He tallied
144 penalty minutes last season. This season with Kentucky, he has 1 goal, 4
assists and 52 penalty minutes this season.