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Nick Holden showing "undrafted" doesn't always have to mean "unwanted"

Colorado's Nick Holden produced 10 regular-season goals last season, tying Montreal's P.K. Subban and others for 18th among NHL defensemen. The comparison should end there, because Subban and others can't compete with Holden's relatively paltry, by NHL standards, $600,000 salary, or that he played in only 54 games. Subban, who this season will make $9 million, played...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Extends Holden by   Colin Fitts

Defenseman Nick Holden has re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche through 2017-18. His contract breakdown is $1.5 million the 1st year; $1.65 million the 2nd; and $1.8 million the 3rd. The undrafted 6’4″, 207lbs defender was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2008 and played the majority of his career in the AHL. It was not until Colorado signed Holden [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) Nick Holden's controversial goal - Game 7 Wild vs. AV's

This goal by the Colorado Avalanche's Nick Holden shouldn't have counted. Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper is clearly interfered with. Again, incidental contact (inhibiting a goalie from making a save) is not reviewable. It's a ref's judgment— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) May 1, 2014Hey it's only the season on the line. No reason at all to have video review...
Via Goon's World
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning falter in third period in loss to Avalanche

DENVER (AP) -- Nick Holden scored two goals, Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Sunday night. Semyon Varlamov stopped 31 shots and Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie also scored for the Avalanche, who have won two straight. Johnson scored the go-ahead goal at 16:05 of the third when he pinched in to steal...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Holden scores twice to lift Avalanche over Predators

The Colorado Avalanche and goalie Semyon Varlamov are playing so well this season that they're even winning in Music City. Nick Holden scored two goals and had an assist and the Avalanche held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Jan Hejda, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene each scored a goal for Colorado, which is 8-1-1 over its...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Holden scores twice, Avalanche beat Predators 5-4

Nick Holden scored two goals and had an assist and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Jan Hejda, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene each scored a goal for Colorado, which is 8-1-1 over its past 10 games. The Avalanche earned their first win in Nashville since Jan. 6, 2009, ending a 0-6-1 skid. Goalie Semyon...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cousin of Avalanche’s Nick Holden holds up sign about how the two use to bathe together (pic)

Awk—–ward. That’s about the only word that can be used to explain the above sign that Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden was greeted with as his team faced the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night at Rexall Place. Holden has only had a few short stints on NHL rosters during his young career (five games in […]The post Cousin of Avalanche’s Nick Holden holds up sign about...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche to play longshots Guenin and Holden in NHL openers

Journeymen NHL defensemen Nate Guenin and Nick Holden were considered longshots to even make the Avalanche's opening-night roster. But first-year coach Patrick Roy said each will play during Colorado's first two games. Guenin will be paired with Tyson Barrie in Wednesday's season-opener against the Anaheim Ducks at the Pepsi Center and Holden will replace Guenin on Friday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche Sign Nick Holden To Two Year Deal by   Steven Ellis

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed defenseman Nick Holden to a two-year deal. Holden played junior hockey for the Camrose Kodiaks and Sherwood Park Crusaders of the AJHL (junior A) and the Chilliwack Bruins of the WHL. Holden signed with the Blue Jackets as an undrafted free agent and spent two seasons playing for the American...
Via The Hockey House
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackets call up Holden to replace injured Nikitin

Columbus Blue Jackets called up defenseman Nick Holden from AHL Springfield to take the roster spot of defenseman Nikita Nikitin, who went on injured reserve retroactive to Tuesday. Nikitin sustained an upper-body injury Tuesday in the Blue Jackets' 3-2 loss to the Wild in Minnesota. He sat out the next two games, and he's expected to miss about one more week, the team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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