A popular former Chilliwack Bruin is trying to cement big-league employment with the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche.
Nick Holden, who captained the since-departed Western Hockey League franchise during the 2007-08 season, has made it into 13 games with the Avs this year.
He’s contributed too.
The Alberta native has five points.
His first NHL goal came Nov. 10 as his team hosted the Washington Capitals. His tally late in the second period ended up the game winner in a 4-1 Avs victory.
His second came Dec. 5 with his team visiting the Edmonton Oilers.
Playing against his hometown team (St. Alberta is a suburb of Edmonton), the 26-year-old D-man had the first Avalanche goal in an 8-2 loss.
Holden is in his first year in the Colorado organization after bouncing around the Columbus Blue Jackets system.
He split parts of the last six years between the Blue Jackets and American Hockey League (Syracuse Crunch and Springfield Falcons).
Get his full stats at nhl.com.