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
 
2013-14: In his first season in the KHL, Holos had 14 points (6g/8a) in 52 games for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl…Added four assists in 16 playoff contests…Appeared in all four games for Norway at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia…Finished with one assist while averaging the most ice time on the team (27:01)…Appeared in seven games for Norway at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Belarus, registering two points (1g/1a) while averaging a team-high 32:13 of ice time.

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…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 in Sweden, 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…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) 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…Picked up his first NHL point with an assist on Oct. 28 at Calgary…Skated in 12 of the Avalanche’s first 20 games before being reassigned to Lake Erie on Nov. 21…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…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…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…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 and the 2007 World Juniors (Division I).

2005-06: Played 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: When Jonas made his NHL debut on Oct. 16, 2010 at NY Islanders, he became just the sixth Norwegian-born player to ever appear in an NHL game…Is the Avalanche’s first-ever draft choice out of Norway…Name is pronounced YOH-nuhs hu-LAWS.