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Press Release: VANCOUVER CANUCKS CLAIM JOSH HOLDEN OFF WAIVERS

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

CAROLINA HURRICANES CENTER RE-JOINS FORMER TEAM

RALEIGH, NC (Oct. 25, 2001) - Carolina Hurricanes center Josh Holden was claimed off waivers today by his former team, the Vancouver Canucks.

Holden (6’1’’, 200 lbs.) was claimed by the Hurricanes from Vancouver in the NHL Waiver Draft on Sept. 28, 2001. In eight games with the Hurricanes, Holden was scoreless with two penalty minutes, an even plus/minus rating and three shots on goal.

Carolina placed Holden on waivers Tuesday with the intention of sending him to the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League and reduce the Hurricanes roster to the league-mandated 23 players. However, Vancouver claimed Holden before the 48-hour waiver deadline expired.

Holden 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 14 penalty minutes in 54 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.

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