Holt was selected from the US National Under-18 team.
The imposing netminder enjoyed an outstanding sophomore campaign at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, leading the Mavericks to a CCHA Super Six appearance in 2004-05. He finished the season with a 13-11-4 record that included one shutout, along with a .907 save percentage and a 2.81 goals against average. In addition, his outstanding season also earned him Nebraska-Omaha’s entry for the CCHA’s Perani Cup, which recognizes the player with the most “star” votes during the course of the season. While he didn’t the capture the overall Perani Cup title, Holt did finish fourth in the conference point standings for the coveted title.
Holt turned pro in 2005-06, and spent his rookie professional season bouncing between levels of professional play. During the 2006-07 season, Holt spent almost the entire season playing for the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL.
He began the 2007-08 season as a member of the Charlotte Checkers and was recalled to Hartford in the middle of October. After a shaky first start, he played very well. However, he was felled by an knee injury during a game on November 21, 2007.
One area where Holt has really improved last game this season is his confidence level and staying square too the shooter. Although still a long-shot to make it to the NHL, Holt is big netminder who is willing to put in the effort to make anything possible.