Longtime NHL defenceman announces retirement after parts of 12 seasons

Published September 13, 2023 at 8:24
BY COOPER GODIN

After parts of 12 seasons in the National Hockey League with six different franchises, defenceman Nick Holden has decided to hang up the skates at the age of 36.

The news was made official on Tuesday afternoon and in a press release, the Vegas Golden Knights announced that Holden will be joining their player development staff.

"We are pleased to have Nick join our organization as a member of our development staff," General Manager Kelly McCrimmon said. "Nick was widely respected by management, teammates, and coaches during his time with the Golden Knights as a player. He fills an important role with our player development and will work not only with our drafted prospects but also with our young pros with the Henderson Silver Knights."

Holden, a native of St. Albert, Alberta appeared in 654 career NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Vegas Golden Knights and the Ottawa Senators, who he spent the last two seasons with. In those 654 games, Holden had 178 points and 174 penalty minutes, while adding 17 points in 55 Stanley Cup Playoff games.


Congratulations to Nick Holden on a solid professional hockey career and all the best in your new role with the Golden Knights.

Source: Vegas Golden Knights
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