Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Josh Holden
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Josh Holden starred with the local Calgary Buffalos of the AMHL before spending four years as an offensive star with the WHL's Regina Pats. He was the Canucks first round draft pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

An offensively gifted forward, Holden made his professional debut with the Canucks during the 1998-99 season. Holden went on to play 30 games with the Canucks, while playing the remainder of the season with the club's AHL affiliate in Syracuse. Over the next two seasons the young pivot continued to hone his skills in the minors, while seeing occasional work with the Canucks before being claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2001 Waiver Draft. Upon being claimed by the Hurricanes, Holden went on to play a mere eight games with the club before he was claimed on waivers yet again by this time by Vancouver.

After finishing the 2001-02 season with Vancouver's AHL affiliate in Manitoba, Holden was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer of 2002 and over the course of the next two seasons, spent most of his playing time with the club's AHL affiliate in St. John's.

On the international stage, Holden represented his homeland at the 1998 World Junior Championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Calgary Buffaloes AMHL 34 14 15 29 82
1994-95 Regina Pats WHL 62 20 23 43 45 4 3 1 4 0
1995-96 Regina Pats WHL 70 57 55 112 105 11 4 5 9 23
1996-97 Regina Pats WHL 58 49 49 98 148 5 3 2 5 10
1997-98 Regina Pats WHL 56 41 58 99 134 +45 2 2 2 4 10
1997-98 Canada WJC-A 7 4 0 4 14
1998-99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 30 2 4 6 10 -10
1998-99 Syracuse Crunch AHL 38 14 15 29 48 -19
1999-00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 6 1 5 6 2 +2
1999-00 Syracuse Crunch AHL 45 19 32 51 113 +4 4 1 0 1 10
2000-01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 10 1 0 1 0 0
2000-01 Kansas City Blades IHL 60 27 26 53 136 -18
2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 8 0 0 0 2 0
2001-02 Manitoba Moose AHL 68 16 17 33 187 -1 7 1 1 2 4
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 1 0 1 2 -2
2002-03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 65 24 29 53 123 0
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003-04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 52 22 33 55 106 -1
2004-05 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 51 21 15 36 94 10 6 1 7 12
2005-06 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 44 17 18 35 129 9 3 5 8 53
2005-06 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss-Q 5 1 5 6 31
2006-07 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 38 13 21 34 54 4 1 3 4 10
2006-07 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 6 3 3 6 6
2007-08 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 48 26 43 69 87 7 1 9 10 55
2008-09 EV Zug Swiss 49 18 32 50 100 10 1 3 4 20
2009-10 EV Zug Swiss 46 30 33 63 48 13 5 10 15 14
2010-11 EV Zug Swiss 43 16 36 52 54 6 1 3 4 4
2011-12 EV Zug Swiss 39 16 21 37 59 9 5 6 11 4
2012-13 EV Zug Swiss 50 18 18 36 50 14 6 11 17 12
2013-14 EV Zug Swiss 41 14 22 36 81
2014-15 EV Zug Swiss 34 15 16 31 68 4 3 1 4 2
2015-16 EV Zug Swiss 48 18 30 48 20 4 1 1 2 4
2016-17 EV Zug Swiss 49 14 25 39 83 13 3 6 9 12
NHL Totals 60 5 9 14 16


WHL East Second All-Star Team (1998) Claimed by Carolina from Vancouver in Waiver Draft, September 28, 2001. Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Carolina, October 25, 2001. Traded to Toronto by Vancouver for Jeff Farkas, June 23, 2002. Signed as a free agent by HPK (Finland), September 19, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Fribourg (Swiss), March 6, 2005.
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