Former Gopher Justin Holl's NHL Debut a 'Fairy Tale' for Dad Jerry

February 21, 2018 04:49 PM

Former Gopher Justin Holl (Minnetonka HS) is the first defenseman in Toronto Maple Leafs history to score goals in his first two NHL games.

KSTP Sports' Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson sat down with Justin's dad, Jerry Holl, who was there for the second goal. Justin got the call to join the Maple Leafs too late for mom and dad to make it to Toronto for his NHL debut.


Jerry's backstory certainly has provided inspiration for Justin. At 57-years-old, Jerry quit his job and took a bike ride from Alaska to Mexico. He wrote a book about his adventure called, Downhills Don't Come Free

***Click the video box above to see the interview with Jerry Holl on Justin, his bike ride experience, book, etc.***

Justin, 26, played 239 minor league games in two organizations before getting the emergency call-up to the NHL. Justin is now back in the minor leagues and is currently out of Toronto's AHL team's lineup with a minor injury.


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