Former Bruins Veteran Hangs Up Skates, Embraces Office Role

Published September 12, 2023 at 6:12 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
In a heartwarming twist, Nick Holden, a seasoned NHL defenseman, has decided to retire from playing and embrace a new role in hockey. After 654 NHL games spanning from 2010 to 2023, he bids farewell to his playing days to become a player development coach with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Holden's journey to the NHL wasn't typical. He initially aimed to become a plumber, working apprenticeships towards that goal. However, fate had other plans. In 2010, his determination caught the eye of NHL scouts, leading to an entry-level deal as a free agent. This marked the start of a successful career that spanned over a decade.


Throughout his NHL journey with teams like Columbus, Colorado, New York (Rangers), Boston, Las Vegas, and Ottawa, Holden proved his versatility as a defenseman, contributing both defensively and offensively. With 52 goals and 178 points in 654 games, he left his mark on the league.


Now, as a player development coach with the Vegas Golden Knights, Holden is ready to share his knowledge and experience with upcoming players, showing his dedication to the sport and his desire to give back to the hockey community.
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