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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 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. Dec 4 - 12:56 PM
Source: Denver Post

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With a -2 in the Colorado Avalanche's most recent game, Nick Holden sports a team-worst -15 rating.

Holden, 27, has three points and 16 PIM while averaging 20:59 TOI per game in 2014-15.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 16 - 9:17 AM

Nick Holden netted his first goal of the year on Thursday.

He has three points and a minus-9 rating in 15 games this season. Holden is far behind last campaign's scoring pace. In 2013-14, Holden accounted for 10 goals and 25 points in 54 contests.
Nov 7 - 9:07 AM

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden is looking to build on the success he had last season.

Holden was a surprise contributor for the Avs last season, and is looking to get even better after a strong rookie season. "Last year I had a good opportunity in the last three quarters of the year and I did well with it, but until I can prove myself consistently on a year-by-year basis, I don't see how you can say I'm a bargain guy yet," he said. " I think the best players, the biggest thing they bring is consistency. I don't think you can judge a player off one season, or in my case, three quarters of a season." The 27-year-old registered 10 goals and 25 points in just 54 regular season games last year.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 5 - 9:53 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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