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Courtesy BGSU Athletic Department Brian Holzinger, a native of Parma, Ohio, capped a stellar BGSU career by being named the 1995 recipient of the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top player in the entire country. The second BG icer to win the Hobey, Holzinger also was named to the Academic All-America Men's At-Large First Team, becoming only the third Falcon hockey player to earn first-team honors to that squad. Holzinger's long list of accolades also includes the 1994-95 CCHA Player-of-the-Year award.

Holzinger was a First-Team Titan West All American that senior season, after finishing third in the nation with 69 points. He was the national runner-up with 35 goals that winter. Holzinger's total of 37 points as a junior included a team-leading 22 goals. He finished his career seventh in school history with 102 goals, and ranked 15th in BG annals with 185 total points.

Brian Holzinger - Photo Courtesy BGSU A three-time academic all-CCHA choice, he also earned Academic All-District honors. He was a unanimous First-Team All-CCHA pick as a senior, and was an all-league second-team selection as a sophomore, after scoring 57 points to lead the team. Holzinger also paced BG in goals that year, with 31, after scoring a total of 22 points as a freshman en route to honorable mention on the league's all-rookie team.

Holzinger, a sixth-round selection by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, has played 10 seasons in the NHL. Following his four years at BGSU, Holzinger played professional hockey for Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Columbus in the NHL, most recently with the Penguins and Blue Jackets in the 2003-04 season. In 547 career NHL games, he has totals of 93 goals and 145 assists.

In 2001, Holzinger was named to the CCHA's All-Decade Team for the 1990s. He was inducted into the BGSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

(Information on this page courtesy bgsufalcons.com press release, September 27, 2005.)

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