|Assets:||Has very good size, all-around qualities and some offensive ability--especially at lower levels. Can also play a physical game from time to time.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't always use his 6-4, 207-pound frame to the best of his abilities, and is quite inconsistent in the physical department. Lacks high-end talent.|
|Career Potential:||Depth defenseman.|
|7/01/2014||Signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a three-year contract extension.|
|1/14/2014||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|1/11/2014||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a two-year contract.|
|2/12/2013||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|2/03/2013||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|7/01/2012||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year contract.|
|10/01/2011||Placed on waivers for the purpose of being assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|6/20/2011||Re-signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year two-way contract.|
|11/05/2010||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|10/20/2010||Recalled from Springfield (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|10/02/2010||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|9/28/2009||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|4/13/2009||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/28/2008||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|4/01/2008||Re-assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|3/28/2008||Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a three-year entry level contract.|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|3/28/2008||Signed as a free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
| 11/10/2015 11:38 PM
NewsHolden recorded a pair of primary assists and a plus-3 rating Tuesday in a 4-0 win over the Flyers.
| 10/17/2015 3:32 AM
NewsHolden picked up a pair of assists and was a plus-3 in Friday's win over the Ducks.
Nick Holden re-signs with Avs | 07/01/2014 1:58 PM
NewsNick Holden has re-signed with the Colordao Avalanche.
ImpactAlthough he had a few spurts of brilliance last season, Holden is really a depth defenseman and has little or no fantasy value.
Nick Holden nets his 1st career playoff goal | 04/27/2014 8:57 AM
NewsNick Holden scored a goal in Colorado's 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota.
ImpactHolden 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.
Nick Holden finds the back of the net | 03/17/2014 8:58 AM
NewsNick Holden netted a goal in Colorado's 3-1 victory against Ottawa on Sunday.
ImpactHolden also spent two minutes in the sin bin. He has seven goals, 11 assists, and 18 PIM in 40 games this season.
Nick Holden notches 3 points in Avs' victory | 03/02/2014 11:03 PM
NewsNick Holden scored two goals as the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Sunday night.
ImpactRyan 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.
Nick Holden still enjoying Saturday outing | 01/20/2014 11:36 AM
NewsColorado 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.
Impact"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."
Nick Holden scores twice, assists in win | 01/19/2014 12:15 AM
NewsNick Holden powered the Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Predators on Saturday night with three points.
ImpactHolden, 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.
Nick Holden (personal) rejoins Avalanche | 01/14/2014 8:09 AM
NewsNick Holden (personal) should be available to play Tuesday night.
ImpactHe 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.
Nick Holden (personal) won't play Saturday | 01/11/2014 4:49 PM
NewsNick Holden is back home with his wife, so he won't play be available to play Saturday in Minnesota.
ImpactShe is due to give birth to their child. Holden has six points and 40 hits in 18 games with the Avalanche.
Holden plays ahead of Hunwick | 11/09/2013 1:23 PM
NewsIt is interesting to note that it is Nick Holden who played in place of the injured Ryan Wilson not Matt Hunwick.
ImpactHunwick 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.
Nick Holden set to play on the back end Fri. | 11/08/2013 10:13 AM
NewsNick Holden is slated to play defense against Calgary on Friday.
ImpactHe other appearance this season came as a fourth-line winger, so this will mark his first game at his natural position.
Nick Holden will play Friday as a forward | 11/01/2013 4:26 PM
NewsNick Holden will make his season debut on Friday.
ImpactHolden 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.
Nick Holden has been a pleasant surprise | 09/26/2013 12:01 PM
NewsNick Holden has been one of Colorado's bigger surprises at training camp.
ImpactHe 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.
Nick Holden signs two-year deal with Avs | 07/05/2013 4:55 PM
NewsNick Holden has inked a two-year deal with Colorado.
Avalanche.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactHolden is 26 years old and has played in seven NHL games. He should be regarded primarily as an organizational depth defenseman.
Blue Jackets send Nick Holden to AHL | 02/12/2013 3:51 PM
NewsColumbus Blue Jackets re-assign D Nick Holden to AHL Springfield.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactAccording to beat writer Aaron Portzline, Holden has been jumped by Cody Goloubef in recent days. Holden isn't worth your attention in fantasy leagues.
Blue Jackets recall Nick Holden from AHL | 02/03/2013 8:39 PM
NewsColumbus has recalled defenseman Nick Holden from Springfield of the AHL.
ImpactHolden 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.
|Goals||0||21 times-last:at Wpg||last:Nov 23||1|
|Assists||2||2 times-last:at Phi||last:Nov 10||1|
|Points||2||2 times-last:at Phi||last:Nov 10||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:at Pit||last:Nov 19||4|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:at Phi||last:Nov 10||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||21 times-last:at Wpg||last:Nov 23||1|
|Power Play Points||0||21 times-last:at Wpg||last:Nov 23||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||21 times-last:at Wpg||last:Nov 23||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||21 times-last:at Wpg||last:Nov 23||0|
|Shots||3||3 times-last:at Bos||last:Nov 12||3|
|Penalty Minutes||28||2014-15 (Col)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2 times-last: 2014-15 (Col)|
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