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Jonas Holøs (born August 27, 1987) is a Norwegian professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing with Linköpings HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He participated in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics as a member of Team Norway.[1]

Jonas Holøs
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Born (1987-08-27) 27 August 1987 (age 32)
Sarpsborg, Norway
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Linköpings HC
Sparta Warriors
Färjestad BK
Colorado Avalanche
Växjö Lakers
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
National team  Norway
NHL Draft 170th overall, 2008
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2004–present

Playing careerEdit

Holøs began playing for hometown Norwegian team Sparta Warriors of the GET-ligaen in 2002, but after the 2007–08 season he signed with Färjestads BK of the Swedish Elitserien.[2]

After the 2008 IIHF World Championship in Canada, he was invited to a summer camp with the Chicago Blackhawks.[3] But on 21 June 2008, he was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League in the sixth round as the 170th overall pick.[4] Returning to Sweden Holøs played in 55 games and recorded 8 goals for 16 points. Färjestad's General Manager, Thomas Rundqvist, stated before the 2009 Playoff finals that Holøs was the player who had evolved the most in the 2008–09 season, and that the Avalanche wanted him already in the autumn of 2009. But Holøs stated that he had a two-year contract with Färjestad, which he intended to fulfill.[5] After finishing the 2009–10 season with 14 points for Färjestads he left the Elitserien and signed with the Colorado Avalanche to a two-year entry-level contract on May 26, 2010.[6]

In the 2010–11 season, he made the Avalanche opening night roster out training camp. Holøs made his NHL-debut on October 16, 2010, against the New York Islanders leading all players in time on ice with 23:57 in his first game. He became the sixth Norwegian, following Bjørn Skaare, Anders Myrvold, Espen Knutsen, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and Patrick Thoresen to play in the NHL.[7][8] In his fourth game he set a new individual NHL-game record amongst Norwegians by logging a total of 27 minutes and 22 seconds of time on ice. On November 21, 2010, he was sent down to the Colorado's AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters.[9] On December 19 he was back with the Avalanche, registering his third assist of the season, tying the Norwegian record of most assists in one season by a defenceman.[10]

After failing to take a spot in the Avalanche's team for the 2011–12 season, Holøs asked for his release from the Avalanche organization on October 14, 2011, to move back to Europe. Two days later he was reassigned by the Colorado Avalanche to a two-year deal (expiring after the 2012–13 season) with the newcomers Växjö Lakers Hockey of the Swedish top-tier league Elitserien (SEL).[11][12]

Upon completion of the 2012–13 season, his second with the Lakers and producing 17 points in 55 games, Holøs left as a free agent to sign a contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Russian KHL on March 14, 2013.[13]

After two seasons in the KHL, Holøs made a third return to the SHL, in signing an optional two-year contract with former club, Färjestads BK on June 16, 2015.[14]

At the completion of his contract with Färjestads, Holøs was not extended by the club and as a free agent, he opted to move to Switzerland in agreeing to a two-year deal with HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the NLA on May 29, 2017.[15]

On 18 June 2019, Holøs having left Switzerland as a free agent opted for a fourth tenure in the SHL, agreeing to a two-year contract with Linköpings HC.[16]

International playEdit

Holøs was first selected to play international hockey for Norway at the junior level in the 2004 World Under-18 IIHF Championships in Belarus. Developing as an allround defenceman Jonas became a fixture on the Norwegian defense, making his full men's international debut at the 2006 World Championships in Latvia, playing in all 6 games.

After playing in 4 consecutive World Championships Holøs was chosen and made his Olympic debut at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, despite placing last in their group and eliminated by Slovakia in the Qualifying playoffs, Jonas led the entire Tournament for average ice-time per game.[17] At the following 2010 World Championships in Germany, he scored his first full international goal when he opened the scoring in a 12-1 drubbing to Canada on May 14, 2010.[18] Upon completion of the Championships he was again the tournament leader in average ice-time and was named among the Norwegian best in a ninth-place finish.[19]

Following the completion of his first North American season, Holøs joined the national team in Slovakia for the 2011 World Championships. During the round robin, he was named as the best player in a 3-2 victory over Switzerland on May 5, 2011.[20] Holøs led the Norwegian defense with 5 points, second among all tournament defensemen, in helping Norway to a 6th-place finish.[21]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Sparta Warriors GET 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Sparta Warriors GET 41 3 2 5 18 4 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Sparta Warriors GET 26 3 4 7 14 6 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Sparta Warriors GET 40 11 19 30 32 13 2 2 4 18
2007–08 Sparta Warriors GET 40 2 20 22 67 6 1 0 1 2
2008–09 Färjestad BK SEL 55 8 8 16 12 13 3 3 6 8
2009–10 Färjestad BK SEL 51 1 13 14 24 7 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Colorado Avalanche NHL 39 0 6 6 10
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 17 0 6 6 8 7 1 1 2 8
2011–12 Växjö Lakers SEL 41 2 7 9 8
2012–13 Växjö Lakers SEL 55 4 13 17 10
2013–14 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 52 6 8 14 12 16 0 4 4 5
2014–15 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 60 10 9 19 10 6 0 1 1 2
2015–16 Färjestad BK SHL 40 5 12 17 6 3 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Färjestad BK SHL 51 8 9 17 8 7 1 2 3 4
2017–18 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NL 38 2 12 14 8 2 0 0 0 0
2018–19 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NL 49 3 14 17 8
GET totals 148 19 45 64 131 29 3 2 5 22
SHL totals 293 28 62 90 68 30 4 5 9 14
NHL totals 39 0 6 6 10
KHL totals 112 16 17 33 22 22 0 5 5 7

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Norway WJC18 10th 6 0 1 1 2
2005 Norway WJC18-D1 1st 5 3 1 4 14
2005 Norway WJC-D1 1st 5 0 2 2 2
2006 Norway WJC 10th 6 0 0 0 12
2006 Norway WC 11th 6 0 0 0 2
2007 Norway WJC-D1 9th 5 1 1 2 31
2007 Norway WC 14th 6 0 1 1 6
2008 Norway WC 8th 7 0 1 1 6
2009 Norway OGQ Q 3 1 0 1 2
2009 Norway WC 11th 6 0 0 0 2
2010 Norway OG 10th 4 0 1 1 2
2010 Norway WC 9th 6 1 1 2 8
2011 Norway WC 6th 7 2 3 5 2
2012 Norway WC 8th 8 4 5 9 2
2013 Norway WC 10th 7 0 0 0 4
2014 Norway OG 12th 4 0 1 1 0
2014 Norway WC 12th 7 1 1 2 4
2015 Norway WC 11th 7 1 5 6 0
2016 Norway WC 10th 7 1 2 3 2
2016 Norway OGQ Q 3 2 1 3 2
2017 Norway WC 11th 7 1 1 2 2
2018 Norway OG 8th 5 0 1 1 2
2018 Norway WC 13th 7 1 2 3 2
2019 Norway WC 12th 7 1 4 5 0
Junior totals 27 4 5 9 61
Senior totals 114 16 30 46 50

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 302. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
  2. ^ Frei, Terry (2010-10-25). "Avalanche's Holos carries hopes of native Norway". Denver Post. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  3. ^ "NHL-klubb interessert i Holøs". VG.no (in Norwegian). 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
  4. ^ "Avalanche Draft Board". Colorado Avalanche. 2008-06-21. Archived from the original on 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  5. ^ "Forvandlingen" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten.no. 2009-04-01. Archived from the original on 2009-04-02. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
  6. ^ "Avalanche signs Chouinard, Holos". Colorado Avalanche. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
  7. ^ "Avalanche 2, Islanders 5". National Hockey League. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  8. ^ "Holos added to Norway's list of NHL players". Denver Post. 2010-10-16. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  9. ^ "Holøs flyttes ned til farmerlaget" (in Norwegian). nrk.no. 2010-11-21. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  10. ^ Olasveengen, F. "Norwegian NHL-records". NIHF. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  11. ^ "Lake Erie Monsters transactions". theahl.com. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  12. ^ Jonas Gustavsson (2011-10-17). "NHL-back till Växjö Lakers" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers Hockey. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  13. ^ "Jonas Holos signs agreement with Yaroslavl" (in Russian). Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. 2013-03-14. Archived from the original on 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-14.
  14. ^ "Holos returns to Farjestads". Färjestads BK. 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  15. ^ "Jonas Holos signs for two years with Gotteron" (in French). HC Fribourg-Gottéron. 2017-05-29. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  16. ^ "Jonas Holos to LHC!" (in Swedish). Linköpings HC. 18 June 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Avs sign two defenseman to entry level-deals". Denver Post. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
  18. ^ "Canada thrashes Norway 12-1 at hockey worlds". Sporting News. 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2010-06-07.[dead link]
  19. ^ "Best players of each team selected by coaches" (PDF). IIHF. 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2010-06-07.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ "Norway tightens the race". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-05-05. Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2011-05-17.
  21. ^ "Defensemen scoring leaders" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-05-17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2011-05-17.

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