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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on July 23rd, 2017

Jiří Holík - Born July 9, 1944 in Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic (Bohemia and Moravia) is a Czech former professional ice Hockey left winger and coach.

Holík joined the local Jiskra Havlickuv Brod club in 1952. Holík would play for various levels of the club, finishing with the Czechoslovak Second Division team in 1963.

Holík moved up to the HC Dukla Jihlava team of the Czechoslovak Elite League. He would be a member of Dukla Jihlava for the next fifteen seasons. His best goal-scoring season was 1968–69, when he scored 28 goals in the season. Playing with Dukla Jihava, Holík would win the Czechoslovak Extraliga Championship 7 times - 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1974

Holík first played internationally for the Czechoslovak national men's team in 1964, scoring 7 goals in 15 games and winning a Olympic Bronze medal at the 1964 Olympics.

Playing for the Czechoslovakia National Team, Holík was very successful, winning Olympic Bronze Medal 1964, 1972, Olympic Silver Medal 1968, 1976, World Ice Hockey Championship Bronze Medal 1969, 1970, 1973, World Ice Hockey Championship Silver Medal 1965, 1966, 1971, 1974, 1975, World Ice Hockey Championship Gold Medal 1972, 1976, 1977 and played in the 1976 Canada Cup, losing to Team Canada in the Championship best of 3 final, 2 games to 0. The Canada Cup was the first true best-on-best world championship in Hockey history as it allowed any player to represent their team regardless of amateur or professional status. The Czechoslovak team was predicted to face Canada in the final by most experts as they brought the same team that won the 1976 World Championship a few months prior.

Jiří Holík was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1998

Jiří Holík Síň slávy Českého hokeje 2008 was inducted into the Czech Hockey Hall of Fame.

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