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A player who walked away from the league 6 seasons ago, gets chance to return to NHL

Published August 22, 2023 at 8:07 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

In March of 2022, after parts of seven seasons in the NHL and 13 seasons of professional hockey, former Anaheim Ducks first-round pick Peter Holland decided to retire.

Flash forward 17 months and Holland is attempting to return to hockey and according to CapFriendly, has signed a professional try-out contract (PTO) with the Colorado Avalanche and will join them for training camp and pre-season games.

Holland, 32, last played in the NHL during the 2017-18 season where he suited up in 23 games for the New York Rangers. He then spent the following season in the American Hockey League, before heading overseas to play two seasons in the KHL and one in the Swedish Hockey League.

During his NHL career, Holland made stops with the Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Arizona Coyotes and New York Rangers, putting up 85 points (36 goals, 49 assists) in 266 games.


Training camps are set to open in just under a month and it's going to be interesting to see if Peter Holland will be able to keep up and how he'll fare in pre-season contests.

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