Jan 18–Josh Holden

Posted: January 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
Josh Holden
Selected by Vancouver Canucks round 1 #12 overall 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.
To date, he has only appeared in 60 NHL games, scoring five goals and nine assists.
In 2010, EV Zug 
 of Switzerland‘s Nationalliga A and Josh Holden announced a long-term contract extension.

Pulled from packs 95 Classic Draft Picks

Back in the day, it was something to pull a numbered autograph from a pack. This one got the special treatment–rookie card snap tite holder.

 But wait, I pulled another auto of the same guy????  These were in a “shoebox” together with other special cards.  But it’s now nowhere to be found. Que sera sera.


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