The Blackhawks released Holm to unconditional waivers Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Holm signed a one-year deal with the Blackhawks this offseason after spending the 2018-19 campaign with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL. It was surprising that the Blackhawks never elected to call up the 28-year-old, as he produced 15 points in 30 AHL games for Rockford. Per Holm's agent, he's expected to return to Europe to continue his career, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
Holm signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
Holm spent the 2018-19 campaign with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL, notching seven goals and 26 points in 61 contests -- a performance that earned him a trip to the league's All-Star Game. The 27-year-old Swede will battle for a third-pairing role during training camp.
Holm inked a one-year contract with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL).
Prior to being acquired by the Golden Knights at the trade deadline last season, Holm made his NHL debut for the Canucks, in which he saw 15:12 of ice time and logged a minus-2 rating. The blueliner will need to put his NHL career on hold, as he looks to earn his way back by testing the waters of the KHL. If he can put together a solid 2018-19 campaign, don't be surprised to see another NHL team give the Swede a look.
The Canucks traded Holm to the Golden Knights on Monday in exchange for Brendan Leipsic, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.
Ever since the Vegas franchise was born, Golden Knights GM George McPhee has placed a strong emphasis on courting talented defensemen. Holm hails from Sweden, which has molded several high-profile NHL players, including Erik Karlsson, who happens to be a two-time Norris Trophy recipient. The fact that Holm wasn't drafted isn't much of a concern since he spent seven seasons in his home country. He made the big leap to AHL Utica this season, crafting 11 goals and 18 assists over 42 games. He's keeper material at best for fantasy leaguers, but Vegas currently sits atop the Western Conference standings and has already proven that it can make the best out of its transactions.
The Canucks recalled Holm from AHL Utica on Tuesday.
Holm has been productive in the minors this season, notching 11 goals and 29 points in 42 contests. The 26-year-old blueliner could get the opportunity to make his NHL debut as soon as Wednesday against the Panthers.
Holm was sent back down to AHL Utica on Friday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 reports.
With Troy Stecher and Chis Tanev getting healthy, the Canucks were going to have to send somebody to the minors. That somebody is Holm, who's still looking to make his NHL debut.
Holm was recalled from AHL Utica on Monday.
Holm is a 25-year-old Swedish blueliner playing his first season in North America, and so far he's found some success. Through 15 AHL games, Holm has recorded two goals and 10 points. That said, it's probable that Holm will receive limited action during his recall and could serve as the team's seventh defenseman.
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