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Nick Holden | Defenseman | #22

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 214
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Nick Holden has two goals and nine assists in his first 22 games.
Holden had a very good rookie season in 2013-14 with 10 goals and 25 points in only 54 games with Colorado but has not come very close to that point production ever since. But he has started off with a bang in New York and his plus-11 rating makes him an excellent waiver wire candidate at this time in almost every league. Nov 27 - 8:39 AM

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Nick Holden will skate on the top defense pairing with Ryan McDonagh on Monday night.

Dan Girardi isn't available to play due to a groin injury. Holden has registered an assist in each of New York's first two games of the 2016-17 season, while seeing more than 20 minutes of ice time in both outings.
Oct 17 - 1:52 PM

The New York Rangers have obtained Nick Holden from Colorado in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2017.

In 82 games with the Avalanche in 2015-16, Holden generated six goals and 22 points.
Jun 25 - 2:37 PM

Nick Holden ended his season on a high note with his sixth goal of the season.

Holden played in all 82 games, registering 22 points in the process. Through the first 221 games of his career the defender has just 61 points.
Apr 9 - 10:06 PM

Nick Holden ended his second consecutive 19-game goal drought of the season during Thursday's 4-2 loss to Philadelphia.

Well that's a stat you don't see every day. Holden has picked up just one point during his latest goal drought as well. He now stands at five goals and 21 points this season. He has just three points in 22 games since the All-Star break.
Mar 25 - 12:20 AM

Nick Holden is fine to play Tuesday night versus Vancouver.

He sustained two black eyes from a fractured nose that required six stitches and glue to repair after he was struck in the face by Drew Stafford's stick on Saturday. Stafford was given a one-game suspension for the incident and Holden will sport a full plastic face cage.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 9 - 6:13 PM

Nick Holden ended his 19-game goal drought during Thursday's 4-3 loss to Dallas.

Holden hadn't scored since early December, but now has four goals and 19 points on the year. He also added four hits and a block, just for good measure.
Feb 5 - 12:17 AM

Nick Holden picked up his third goal of the season in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Oilers.

Holden not only scored and blocked a shot during his 22:14 of work, he also dished out nine hits to easily lead the game. Colorado as a team had 30 and there were only 43 in the game itself. Maybe he just woke up on the wrong side of the bed, or maybe this is the start of something.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 02:02:00 AM

Nick Holden scored his second goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 win over Nashville.

Holden's goal at the 14:38 mark of the second period gave the Avs a 2-0 lead. Alex Tanguay and John Mitchell registered the assists on the goal. Holden has two goals and 10 points in 30 games this season. He's currently on pace to finish with a career-high 27 points.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Coach Patrick Roy likes the defense pairing of Nick Holden and Tyson Barrie.

"They're both capable of breaking out on their own; they're both mobile. Nick is capable of playing steady defense for us, which is good for Tyson as well, and he's having some good reads," said the Avalanche bench boss. "If Tyson goes on the rush, (Holden) is capable of playing the odd-man rush. I just feel right now it's a good fit for both of them." Holden has averaged just over 20 minutes of ice time per match this season, while collecting eight assists and 60 hits.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Nick Holden had two assists in a 4-0 win against Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

He has picked up four of his eight helpers in his last five appearances. Carl Soderberg also had a pair of assists in Tuesday's victory.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 09:42:00 AM

Nick Holden picked up a pair of helpers in Friday's 3-0 win over the Ducks.

Holden, who played a team high 22:42 including 4:07 on the kill, is off to a fine start this season now with three points in four games. He still only has 40 points in a 142 career games, but if you're in a deep league perhaps this is enough to put Holden on your radar.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 01:36:00 AM

Nick Holden ended Colorado's 0-for-32 drought on the power play Monday night.

He also scored the team's last power-play marker back on Jan. 15 against Florida. Holden has 13 points, including six with the man advantage, in 53 games this season
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Nick Holden scored for the fourth time this season to give Colorado a point in the standings on Tuesday night.

He tied the game with just 35 seconds remaining to force overtime against Nashville. The Predators won the game in the extra session on a goal by Craig Smith. Holden has 11 points and a minus-16 rating in 45 matches this season.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 10:53:00 AM

Nick Holden is expected to play his fifth consecutive game at Chicago Tuesday.

He had been a healthy scratch for the previous four contests and is trying to reclaim the form he displayed during the 2013-14 campaign. "Last year, it was an unbelievable year," Holden said Monday. "The start of the year, it hasn't gone as planned. You have to keep working hard and do what you can do." In 54 games this year, he generated 10 goals and 25 points.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 10:29:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Josh Jooris
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
6Brandon Pirri
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Steven Kampfer
8Brady Skjei
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta