Nick Holden

#2 D / Colorado Avalanche / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 207 lb Age: 28 College: None

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Avalanche's Nick Holden: Two points, plus-3 in win

      Holden recorded a pair of primary assists and a plus-3 rating Tuesday in a 4-0 win over the Flyers. The 28-year-old blueliner has been surprisingly productive recently, with four helpers in the last five games, and he's actually averaging better than a point every other game, which is playable on the back end of your fantasy blue line. However, it's hard to expect Holden to keep that up with second-pairing minutes and near-nonexistent power-play time.

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      Avalanche's Nick Holden: Grabs two assists in win

      Holden picked up a pair of assists and was a plus-3 in Friday's win over the Ducks. Holden logged 22:42 of ice time in the win and now has three points in four games to open the season.The 28-year-old has scored 15 goals over the past two seasons and should be a decent source of production from the blueline this season. He's only played 142 career NHL games, however, and has never surpassed the 25-point mark, so don't expect anything crazy, especially when you consider the fact he's on the third defensive pairing and seeing no power-play time.

    • Avs' Holden Pots Game-Winning Goal Monday

      News: Nick Holden potted the game-winning goal in Monday's 5-2 throttling of the Coyotes.
      Analysis: Nick Holden's marker came on the power play, giving the Avalanche their first goal on the man advantage in 12 games, snapping an 0-for-32 dry spell. The team shouldn't count on Holden for offense too frequently, though, as the blueliner has notched five goals and eight assists in 53 games this season.
    • Avs' Holden Nabs Assist In Win

      News: Nick Holden collected an assist in Thursday's win over the Senators.
      Analysis: With two goals and eight points over 37 games, Nick Holden doesn't offer much to get excited about in the fantasy realm. He's not an overwhelmingly active hitter, either, dimming his appeal in specialty formats.
    • Avs' Holden Bags Goal In Defeat

      News: Nick Holden found twine for his second goal of the season Thursday against the Flames.
      Analysis: Moved from defense to the fourth line for this one, Nick Holden made coach Patrick Roy look wise for making the switch, as his second-period tally briefly gave the Avs the lead. It's not certain at this time how long he'll continue to play at the wing, as that will likely be dictated by how long the team's multiple injured forwards remain out.
    • Avs' Holden Scores First Of 2014-15

      News: Nick Holden opened the scoring just 31 seconds into Thursday's eventual shootout win over Toronto with his first goal of the year.
      Analysis: The 27-year-old blueliner had been simply brutal over the season's first 14 games, going minus-10 with no goals and two assists. Ugly stuff, and certainly not the way that Nick Holden wanted to start following last year's 10-goal rookie campaign. Of course, the fact that he scored those 10 goals on just 66 shots as a defenseman should have set off fantasy owners' fluke alarms.
    • Avs Sign Holden To Three-Year Extension

      News: Nick Holden signed a three-year, $4.95 million contract extension with the Avalanche on Tuesday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: The Avs' decision to commit to Nick Holden until the end of the 2017-18 season flew under the radar on a day in which they added Jarome Iginla and Daniel Briere to the roster, but it illustrates just how pleased the team was with the 27-year-old's performance in his first full NHL season. After serving as a healthy scratch for most of the first half, Holden finished the regular season with 10 goals and potted three more in the playoffs, while also showing improvement defensively down the stretch. He'll be counted on as a mainstay on defense over the next few seasons.
    • Holden Shines Despite Avs' Elimination

      News: Nick Holden registered a goal in Wednesday's Game 7 loss to the Wild.
      Analysis: The defenseman came away with tallies in each of the final three games of the series, chipping in four penalty minutes for good measure. He'll head into the offseason with something to feel good about, even if it offers little solace in comparison to his team bowing out early.
    • Avs' Holden Continuing To Supply Scoring

      News: Nick Holden notched his ninth goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Avalanche.
      Analysis: Nick Holden has found himself in and out of the lineup this season, but he's remained worthy of a roster spot in deeper leagues due to his excellent 0.45 point-per-game production. He's also helped out in the defensive categories with 93 hits and 42 blocks over his 44 games.
    • Avs' Holden Heating Up

      News: Nick Holden potted his seventh goal of the season in Sunday's win over the Senators.
      Analysis: That gives the defenseman three points in four games. He's been a fairly useful fantasy asset on a per-game basis with 18 points in 40 games, but he's an occasional risk to be scratched by coach Patrick Roy.
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