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Press Release: HURRICANES SELECT JOSH HOLDEN IN NHL WAIVER DRAFT

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

HURRICANES ACQUIRE FORMER FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK

RALEIGH, NC (Sept. 28, 2001) - The Carolina Hurricanes selected center Josh Holden from the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL Waiver Draft this morning.

“Josh is a young player with a strong upside,” said Hurricanes Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Jim Rutherford. “He will give us more depth at the center position.”

Holden (6’1’’, 200 lbs.) split last season between Vancouver and Kansas City of the International Hockey League. Holden scored one goal in 10 games with the Canucks. He notched 53 points (27g, 26a) and 136 penalty minutes in 60 games with the Kansas City Blades. Holden, 23, has totaled 13 points (4g, 9a) and 12 penalty minutes in 46 career NHL games.

Holden was the Canucks’ first round selection, 12th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. In four seasons with Regina of the Western Hockey League, he had 352 points (167g, 185a) in 246 games.

 REGULAR SEASONPLAYOFFS
YEARTEAMLEAGUEGPGATPPIMGPGATPPIM
1994-95ReginaWHL622023434543140
1995-96 (a)ReginaWHL7057551121051145923
1996-97ReginaWHL58494998148532510
 CanadaWorld Jrs.740414-----
1998-99VancouverNHL3024610-----
 SyracuseAHL3814152948-----
1999-00VancouverNHL61562-----
 SyracuseAHL45193251113410110
2000-01 (b)VancouverNHL101010-----
 Kansas CityIHL60272653136-----
NHL CAREER TOTALS (3 SEASONS)46491312-----
(a) June 1996 - Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. First Canucks pick, 12th overall, first round.
(b) Sept. 28, 2001 - Claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes from Vancouver in the NHL Waiver Draft.
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