Randy Holt

Randy Holt was a mad man of the ice. He still holds the record for most penalty minutes (67) assessed in a single game. Angered by a cheap shot by Philadelphia's Ken Linseman, Randy set off on a rampage that ignited a bench clearing brawl.

Thanks to YouTube, here's the footage of that record breaking night:

In total that game (actually, it was all just in the first period!) Holt was assessed a record 9 penalties - one minor, three majors, two 10-minute misconducts and three game misconducts. That all totaled to 67 PIMs - the only player to be assessed more PIMs than there are actually minutes in a game!

Not surprisngly, Holt was also suspended for three games.

In 395 NHL games, Holt scored just 4 goals and 37 assists, and amassed 1,438 penalty minutes. The 1970s was hockey's goon era, and Randy's reputation kept him in the league.

After leaving the ice Holt went into the car sales business. He also had a couple of unfortunate car accidents, including being hit by a truck while walking at an intersection. That injury resulted in severe head trauma.


Daniel Niemiec January 1, 2015 at 9:22 PM  

Randy Holt was arguably the toughest fighter of his era. Took on Holmgren, Beck and other enforcers bigger than he was. Never quit in a fight. Scared the heck out of his opponents.

I played pick up hockey with Randy when he was on the "Black Aces" a group of Kings players who were injured or not playing.

Randy got in a fight with a burly, construction worker type guy in a Culver City bar called the Tattle Tale. Guy did not have a chance to even throw one punch. Randy threw about10 straight lefts like a piston
Punches traveled about 12 inches. Total devastation.
Irony is that Randy was traded to the Flyers later that same season.

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