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Nick Holden | Defenseman

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
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Nick Holden has re-signed with the Colordao Avalanche on a three-year deal.
Although he had a few spurts of brilliance last season, Holden is really a depth defenseman and has little or no fantasy value. Jul 1 - 1:58 PM

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Nick Holden scored a goal in Colorado's 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota.

Holden has a goal and an assist in five playoff games. The 26-year-old defenseman had 10 goals and 25 points in 54 contests as a rookie in 2013-14.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 27 - 8:57 AM

Nick Holden netted a goal in Colorado's 3-1 victory against Ottawa on Sunday.

Holden also spent two minutes in the sin bin. He has seven goals, 11 assists, and 18 PIM in 40 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 17 - 8:58 AM

Nick Holden scored two goals as the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Sunday night.

Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and an assist and Paul Stastny, Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie also scored for the Avalanche, who have won two straight. Holden scored his fifth goal of the season on a power play and his sixth into an empty net.
Mar 2 - 11:03 PM

Colorado defenseman Nick Holden turned in a memorable night Saturday with three points, a plus-2 rating, five shots and nine hits in 18:07 of ice time in a 5-4 triumph over the Nashville Predators.

"That stat line is definitely pretty good. That is probably one of the best ones I have had," he said. "I definitely had the team in front me to help me out. Some good plays to get me those two goals, and then [Matt Duchene] with an unbelievable shot that went in there (the game-winning goal). The hits, I just try and do that every game. Try and hit as much as I can. Try and take time and space away from forwards."
Jan 20 - 11:36 AM

Nick Holden powered the Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Predators on Saturday night with three points.

Holden, now 26 and originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Blue Jackets, scored twice and had an assist. A great performance, sure, but don't go crazy trying to pick him up just yet -- he had 39 points in the AHL last year, but remember he was also 25 years old. Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog and Jan Hejda also scored. John Mitchell, Paul Stastny and Nathan MacKinnon each notched two helpers apiece.
Jan 19 - 12:15 AM

Nick Holden (personal) should be available to play Tuesday night.

He rejoined the team Monday after missing Saturday's game to be with his wife, who was in labor. Just an FYI as Holden shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 14 - 8:09 AM

Nick Holden is back home with his wife, so he won't play be available to play Saturday in Minnesota.

She is due to give birth to their child. Holden has six points and 40 hits in 18 games with the Avalanche.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 11 - 4:49 PM

It is interesting to note that it is Nick Holden who played in place of the injured Ryan Wilson not Matt Hunwick.

Hunwick continues to be a healthy scratch. Neither the 26-year-old Holden or the 28-year-old Hunwick have any fantasy value, but we are always interested in coaches' preferences.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Nick Holden is slated to play defense against Calgary on Friday.

He other appearance this season came as a fourth-line winger, so this will mark his first game at his natural position.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Nick Holden will make his season debut on Friday.

Holden will also shift from his typical position as a defenseman to the left wing. He'll round out a fourth line that also includes Marc-Andre Cliche and Patrick Bordeleau.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Nick Holden has been one of Colorado's bigger surprises at training camp.

He is battling for a roster spot with Nate Guenin and Matt Hunwick. Colorado has an opening because Ryan Wilson is sidelined by a knee injury. Holden produced 39 points, 58 penalty minutes and a plus-24 rating in 73 games with AHL Springfield last year.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Nick Holden has inked a two-year deal with Colorado.

Holden is 26 years old and has played in seven NHL games. He should be regarded primarily as an organizational depth defenseman.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Columbus Blue Jackets re-assign D Nick Holden to AHL Springfield.

According to beat writer Aaron Portzline, Holden has been jumped by Cody Goloubef in recent days. Holden isn't worth your attention in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 02:51:00 PM

Columbus has recalled defenseman Nick Holden from Springfield of the AHL.

Holden has a total of five career NHL games to his name, but he'll be forced into action due to injuries across the Columbus blue line. He has racked up 22 points in 44 games with Springfield, but isn't worth a waiver claim in your league.
Sun, Feb 3, 2013 07:39:00 PM

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C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Marc-Andre Cliche
6Tomas Vincour
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Brad Stuart
5Nate Guenin
6Ryan Wilson
7Nick Holden
8Maxim Noreau
9Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra