Jonas Holos


Sarpsborg Sweden

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6th round (170th overall), 2008


196 lbs.

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2008-09: Barrie, consistently improving his numbers, set career-highs in several categories this season, including goals (12), assists (40) and points (52). He also excelled in the playoffs, tallying 18 points (4g+14a) in 22 games on Kelowna’s road to the WHL Championship title.

2007-08: The Sparta Sarpsbord (NOR) defenseman racked 22 points (2g+20a) in 40 games this season, registering an additional assist through seven games with Team Norway at the WJC. He was nominated to the Norwegian All-Star Team for his efforts with Sparta this season.

2008-09: In his first year with the club, Holos joined up with Farjestad (Elitserien) for the season. On top of claiming the Elitserien title, he tallied eight goals and as many assists in 55 games; he racked up another six points (3g+3a) in 13 playoff games. Expect to see him back with Farjestad next season. The blue-liner also competed with Norway’s National Team, but failed to register any points in six games at the WC.

2009-10: Holos skated in 51 games for Farjestad in his second season in Sweden’s Elitserien and competed for Norway at the Vancouver Olympic Games and in the 2010 IIHF World Championship. Holos scored 1 goal, a power play goal, and had 14 assists and was -4 with 24 PMs as Farjestad finished in fifth place. Holos was scoreless with 2 PMs and an even plus/minus in seven playoff games. He had 1 assist and was -1 with 2 PMs in four Olympic games for Norway and scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was -2 with 8 PMs at the world championship tournament. Holos signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Avalanche in May 2010.

2010-11: Holos spent his first pro season in North America shuffling between Colorado and its AHL affiliate Lake Erie, appearing in 39 games with the Avalanche as a rookie. After playing more than 20 minutes in 7 of his first 10 games, Holos saw his ice time reduced later in the season. He finished the season with 6 assists and was -3 with 10 PMs for the Avalanche averaging 18 minutes of ice time per game. In 24 games with Lake Erie, including all seven AHL playoff contests, he scored 1 goal with 7 assists and was -2 with 16 PMs.

Talent Analysis
The smooth-skating Norwegian makes a smart first-pass and is reliable at both ends of the ice.
Holos could receive consistent NHL duty in 2011-12 as a third pairing rearguard.

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Photo: Norwegian defenseman Jonas Holos is no stranger to international competition, having previously suited up for Norway at the 2010 Olympics (courtesy of Bob Frid/Icon SMI)


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