The Most Insignificant Sabre of the Last Decade: Jason Holland

By Jon

In a quest to determine The Most Insignificant Sabre of the Last Decade, The Goose’s Roost will profile one effectively useless player a day. After the profiles are all said and done, we will put up a poll with all of the finalists. The player receiving the most votes will be crowned Most Insignificant.

Since Keller provided the most suggestions, we decided to start with one of his picks, Jason Holland. Feel free to leave further player suggestions in the original post (or right here. I’m not picky.)

Jason Holland

Drafted: 1994 (Round 2) by the New York Islanders

Acquired by the Sabres: via trade on March 24, 1998. The Sabres traded Jason Dawe to the Islanders in exchange for Jason Holland and Paul Kruse (remember that name.)

Regular Season Stats as a Sabre: 12 Games, 0 Goals, 1 Assist, 1 Point, 8 PIM

Playoff Stats as a Sabre: 1 Game (in the 2000 playoffs, for those wondering), 0 Goals, 0 Assists, 0 Points, 0 PIM

After Buffalo: Holland signed with the Kings after his time in Buffalo, even appearing in 52 games during the 2003-04 season. After the lockout, Holland couldn’t find work in the NHL, and played professionally in Italy and Germany.

Ebay swag: Make sure you get your bids in on a set of two “rare and official” Jason Holland rookie cards. One dollar and they are yours.

Why Jason Holland should be The Most Insignificant: He was so unmemorable, I can’t find a picture of him in a Sabres uniform (though my Google skills are lacking.)

Why he should not be The Most Insignificant: He came over in a deadline deal for a moderately popular player (Dawe) that was on a team that everyone loved and remembers (the 1996-97 squad.)

So there you have it, our first finalist for The Most Insignificant Sabre of the Last Decade. Should Jason Holland be the “winner”? Let us know in the comments. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next finalist.



  1. Jonathan Grant Keller

    Am I insane or have I seen a white-Holland-jersey-wearing-individual at HSBC on occasion over the past 3 years?

    IMO, some merit should be placed with ebay—Holland’s most expensive item for sale is a signed puck going for $14.99. He also has 10 total items for sale…zero in a Sabres uni.

    If you are willing to pay $14.99 for a Holland puck, I’d like to offer you some melted ice from his skates for $2.99.

  2. Jon

    Keller- Great idea with the ebay search. I’m gonna throw that up there now and keep it going with future finalists.

  3. sabresfan88

    I’m having a hard time not thinking you should just skip the rest and crown him. He fits the bill almost perfectly.

  4. Ryan

    This post is Dawesome.

  5. Anne

    Oh. Snap.

    Another Jason to rock # 29

    Once you said you couldn’t find one, I saw that as the gauntlet being thrown down.

  6. Ryan

    Wow, great find Anne.

    What’s even better about that card is that Alexi Yashin is behind him. (It’s either Yashin or Randy Cunneyworth, which would complicate things even further…)

  7. Jon


    Where on earth did you find that? I became quite frustrated by the lack of Holland pictures.