Nick Holden News
New York Rangers
The Rangers acquired Nick Holden from the Avalanche for a 2017 fourth round draft pick.
Holden will play forward on Thursday.
Holden’s move to forward is part necessity and part punishment. Holden has struggled this season, evidenced by his team-worst minus-16 rating. He will skate on the Avs’ fourth line with Cody McLeod and Michael Sgarbossa, while Karl Stollery will take his spot on the blue line.
The Avalanche have re-signed Nick Holden to a three-year deal worth $4.95 million.
Holden, 27, had a strong season with the Avalanche in 2013-14. He scored 10 goals with 15 assists and a plus-12 rating in 54 games in his first full NHL season and first with Colorado. He should be amongst their top-6 blueliners in 2014-15.
Avalanche defensemen Nick Holden and Nate Guenin are going to alternate lineup spots in the first two games of the season. Guenin will go Wednesday vs. Anaheim, while Holden goes Friday vs. Nashville.
Holden is 26, and has spent the majority of his pro career in the Columbus Blue Jackets system. He has never registered a point in seven career NHL games.
St. Pierre and Holden are off to AHL Springfield.
No immediate fantasy hockey value in the AHL.
defenseman Nick Holden and forwards Alexandre Giroux and Martin St. Pierre were placed on waivers. If they clear waivers at noon Monday, Holden and St. Pierre will be assigned to Springfield.
No immediate fantasy hockey value while on waivers
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Nick Holden to a one-year, two-way NHL-American Hockey League contract, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.