Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
Jonas Holos
JonasHolos
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 196
BIRTHDATE: 08/27/1987
AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Sarpsborg, NOR
DRAFTED: COL: 2008-170 overall
 
2012-13: Spent his second straight season with Vaxjo HC of the Swedish Elite League, where he tied for first among club defensemen with 17 points (4g/13a) in 55 games…Following the season, Holos appeared in all seven games for Norway at the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Helsinki and Stockholm…Logged a team-high 27:54 of ice time per game, the second highest average ice time among all tournament participants (28:04 by Germany’s Christian Ehrhoff).

2011-12
: Appeared in 41 games with Vaxjo HC of the Swedish Elite League, recording nine points (2g/7a)…Represented Norway at the 2012 IIHF World Championship in Helsinki and Stockholm, where he tied for second among tournament defensemen in scoring with nine points (4g/5a) in eight games…His four goals also tied for second among blueliners…Led the entire tournament by averaging 26:34 of ice time per game.

2010-11: Was on Colorado’s Opening Night roster and appeared in 39 games with the Avalanche during his first season in North America…Tallied six points (0g/6a) while averaging 18:03 of ice time with the Avs…Also skated in 17 games with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), collecting six assists…Made his NHL debut on Oct. 16 at NY Islanders, becoming just the sixth Norwegian-born player to ever appear in an NHL game…Skated in 12 of the Avalanche’s first 20 games before being reassigned to Lake Erie on Nov. 21…Picked up his first NHL point with an assist on Oct. 28 at Calgary…Was recalled from Lake Erie on Nov. 27 and reassigned the next day on Nov. 28…Recalled on Dec. 14 and spent a month with the Avs before being reassigned on Jan. 14…Recalled again by Colorado on Feb. 10…Missed four games due to a head injury, Feb. 12-19…Collected his first career multi-point game with a pair of assists on April 8 vs. Dallas…Was reassigned to Lake Erie following the season finale on April 10…Dressed in all seven playoff games for the Monsters, collecting a goal and one assist…Went on to represent Norway at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia, where he led all team defensemen with five points (2g/3a) in seven games…Posted a +6 plus/minus rating during the tournament, which tied for first on the squad.

2009-10: Tallied 14 points (1g/13a) in 51 games during his second season with Farjestads BK of the Swedish Elite League…Finished second among team defensemen in scoring…Represented Norway at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, where he led the entire tournament by averaging 28:56 of ice time per game…Finished with one assist in four games at the Olympics…Suited up for Team Norway at the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany, collecting two points (1g/1a) in six games while averaging a tournament-high 27:45 of ice time…Signed an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on May 26, 2010.

2008-09: Helped lead Farjestads to regular season and playoff titles in the Swedish Elite League…Tallied 16 points (8g/8a) to rank first among team defensemen in goals and second in points…Added six points (3g/3a) in 13 postseason contests…Appeared in six games for Norway at the 2009 IIHF World Championship.

2007-08: Skated in 40 games with Sparta Sarpsborg of the Norwegian Elite League, tallying two goals and 20 assists…Competed with Team Norway at the 2008 IIHF World Championship.

2006-07: Tallied 30 points (11g/19a) in 40 games with Sarpsborg…Represented his country at the 2007 IIHF World Championship…Had two points (1g/1a) in five games for Norway at the 2007 World Juniors (Division I).

2005-06: Skated in 26 games for Sparta Sarpsborg…Represented Norway at both the 2006 IIHF World Championship and World Junior Championship.

2004-05: Appeared in 41 games during his first full season with Sarpsborg…Tallied two assists in five games at the World Juniors (Div. I)…Led Norway’s defense with four points (3g/1a) at the 2005 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.

Personal: Was one of only two Norwegians in the NHL during the 2010-11 regular season (Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello was the other)…When he made his NHL debut on Oct. 16 at NY Islanders, Jonas became just the sixth Norwegian-born player to ever appear in an NHL game (now seven)…Is the Avalanche’s first-ever draft choice out of Norway…Name is pronounced YOH-nuhs hu-LAWS.