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Nick Holden | Defenseman | #2

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
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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. Feb 9 - 6:13 PM
Source: Denver Post

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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

Nick Holden will remain a heathy scratch Saturday against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Holden has scored two goals and four assists this season in 31 games for the Avalanche but will be a healthy scratch for the fourth straight game. A minus 16 rating in those 31 games may be the reason for his continuous scratching.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Nick Holden will be a scratch for the third straight game Tuesday night against the Blues.

No denying it now, he's firmly in Coach Roy's dog house. Holden has six points and 24 PIMs in 31 games so far this season.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Nick Holden and Patrick Bordeleau will sit Sunday night in Detroit, as Dennis Everberg tags in.

Holden has fallen off this season and is not hold much fantasy value unless you need a block or hit in a pinch. In which he might give you one or two respectively. Bordeleau, who's sitting with a slight leg injury, had 115 PIMs and 178 hits in all 82 games last season, but has just two hits in one game so far. Everberg has no fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Nick Holden, Dennis Everberg and Jesse Winchester will be healthy scratches against the Sabres Saturday night.

Nothing earth shaking here. Just thought you may want to know who will be snacking up in the press box at the Niagara Center.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 01:07:00 PM

Nick Holden will skate as a forward on Thursday night.

"I'll play as hard as I can. But, obviously, I'm being put on forward just because my game is not where it needs to be on D," Holden said. He is slated to play on the fourth line with Michael Sgarbossa and Cody McLeod, which is where he practiced on Wednesday. Holden has four points and a minus-16 rating in 25 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3John Mitchell
4Mikhail Grigorenko
5Ben Street
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Alex Tanguay
3Blake Comeau
4Cody McLeod
5Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Jack Skille
4Chris Wagner
5Jesse Winchester
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nick Holden
5Nate Guenin
6Brad Stuart
7Andrew Bodnarchuk
8Chris Bigras
9Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra
3Calvin Pickard