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Nick Holden | Defenseman | #55

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 214
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Nick Holden scored his first goal of the season on Saturday.
Holden is currently playing on the first defense pairing with Ryan McDonagh and if he can maintain that gig, he won't be a healthy scratch any more. It was his first point of the season in his 10th game and while he had a great season last year with 11 goals and 34 points to go with a plus-13 rating, he has been far from fantasy-worthy in 2017-18. Hopefully he will reward his loyal owners with some points in the next few games. Nov 5 - 8:38 AM
Source: NY Post

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Nick Holden will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against Vegas.

Holden has played in four straight games since last being a healthy scratch. He has no points and a minus-1 rating in eight games this season. Paul Carey will also serve as a healthy scratch.
Oct 31 - 7:05 PM

Nick Holden will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Holden and Steven Kampfer will serve as the extra defensemen for this game. Holden has no points and a minus-1 rating in four games. Paul Carey will also watch the game from the press box tonight. None of these three players have any fantasy value.
Oct 17 - 6:46 PM

Nick Holden and Steven Kampfer will play Tuesday night.

They were both in the lineup for Sunday's win over Montreal when the Rangers dressed seven defensemen. Brendan Smith was a healthy scratch for the match and he won't play again against St. Louis. Tony DeAngelo will also head to the press box.

It looks as if Nick Holden and Steven Kampfer will once again be healthy scratches.

Judging by Friday's practice it looks as if neither rearguard will dress against the Maple Leafs Saturday night. Needless to say, Holden and Kampfer have no fantasy value.
Source: Newsday
Oct 7 - 10:42 AM

The New York Rangers will scratch Nick Holden and Steven Kampfer for opening night against the Colorado Avalanche.

The Rangers haven't made any changes to the lines they've been practicing all week with. In addition to the defensive pair, Jesper Fast will also miss the contest due to a hip injury.
Oct 5 - 6:52 PM

Larry Brooks of the New York Post believes that Nick Holden might be used as trade bait for the Rangers.

New York is in the market for depth down the middle, so if Holden is moved then a center would be the desired return. It would also free up a spot on what is shaping up to be a crowded defense group going into training camp. Holden recorded 11 goals and 34 points in 80 games last year.
Source: NY Post
Jul 26 - 6:00 PM

Nick Holden found the back of the net in Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

After dropping the first two games of the series in Ottawa, the Rangers have managed to tie the series up at two. Holden opened the scoring at 14:04 mark of the opening period and the Rangers never looked back. The Rangers haven’t been very good on home ice throughout the season, but they’ve been remarkably good at Madison Square Garden in Game 3 and 4. Holden has one goal and one assist in nine games this postseason. Oscar Lindberg (twice) and Chris Kreider also scored for the Rangers. Game 5 will be played in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon.
May 4 - 10:28 PM

Nick Holden indeed was a healthy scratch Sunday.

It was the first time this season that Holden was in the press box without an injury. Coach Alain Vigneault went with Kevin Klein instead of Holden who had 11 goals and 34 points in 80 games this season but struggled in Games 1 and 2. "I thought right-handed, left-handed might make it easier for us as far as moving the puck," Vigneault said. "We didn’t start with the puck very much in the first two periods, and we had a lot of turnovers. You have to manage the puck well against a team like this and we’re not doing it well enough right now."
Source: NY Post
Apr 17 - 10:28 AM

Larry Brooks of the New York Post wonders if Nick Holden should be removed from the Rangers lineup for Game 3.

Holden, according to Brooks, is having trouble with the rough style of playoff hockey as his forte is skating and his mobility but the Canadiens series has been more rough-and-tumble, not his strengths. Holden has struggled in the first two games so it should be interesting to see what coach Alain Vigneault does for Game 3.
Source: NY Post
Apr 16 - 10:32 AM

Nick Holden returns to action on Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Through 79 games this season he posted a career-best 11 goals and 39 points along with 8 blocks and 160 hits.
Source: Dan Rosen
Apr 9 - 6:13 PM

Nick Holden (undisclosed) will rest on Wednesday.

He is dealing with some "bumps and bruises" so he won't play against Washington. The Rangers have six regulars out of the lineup for the match, but it's believed that they all could play if they had to and they will be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs.
Apr 5 - 6:13 PM

Nick Holden picked up a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Holden's second-period, power play goal cut the Penguins' lead to 2-1. He then helped set up Chris Kreider's game-tying goal with just 12 seconds remaining in regulation. Holden finished the game with two penalty minutes and three shots on goal in 20:42 of ice time. Holden has 11 goals and 23 assists in 78 games.
Mar 31 - 10:11 PM

Nick Holden scored the only marker for the Rangers in their 4-1 loss to Buffalo.

Holden's goal cut Buffalo's lead to 3-1 at the 15:55 mark of the second period. J.T. Miller and Oscar Lindberg picked up the helpers on the Rangers' only goal. Holden has scored four goals in his last four games. He's up to eight goals and 21 points in 40 games this season.
Jan 3 - 10:08 PM

Nick Holden scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 1-0 OT win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net during regulation, but it took Holden just 55 seconds to end it in the extra frame. Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh assisted on Holden's fourth goal of the season. Holden has 13 points in 29 games in 2016-17.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 01:02:00 AM

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C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3David Desharnais
4Boo Nieves
LW1Chris Kreider
2Rick Nash
3Jimmy Vesey
4Michael Grabner
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Pavel Buchnevich
4Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Marc Staal
6Nick Holden
7Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec