Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Holden
Goalie Mark Holden played parts of four seasons with the Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets in the early 80s. After a fine amateur career he ended up doing fairly well in the minors for six years.

The Montreal Canadiens took the native of Weymouth, Massachusetts, 160th overall after a solid freshman year at Brown University. Holden finished his four years at Brown and was named an NCAA east first team all-American in 1980. He won 20 games as a rookie pro with the AHL's Nova Scotia Voyageurs in 1980-81 and continued to play a key role on the team for another three years. Over this time he was recalled to Montreal to make four appearances but was passed over in favour of youngsters Rick Walmsley and Steve Penney.

In October, 1984, Holden was traded to the Winnipeg Jets for veteran goalkeeper Doug Soetart. He was chiefly a minor leaguer for the Jets who ended up focusing on the development of youngsters Pokey Reddick and Daniel Berthiaume. Holden retired in 1986 after toiling for the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the AHL and the IHL's Fort Wayne Komets.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1976-77 Brown University Bears ECAC 5 0 0 0 0 3.68
1977-78 Brown University Bears ECAC 10 4 6 0 1 3.36
1978-79 Brown University Bears ECAC 13 7 6 0 0 3.90
1979-80 Brown University Bears ECAC 26 10 14 2 0 3.70
1980-81 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 42 20 17 1 2 3.43 3 0 3 0 0 4.53
1981-82 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1981-82 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 44 19 19 5 0 3.36 7 2 5 0 0 2.90
1982-83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 1 1 0 4.14
1982-83 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 41 21 16 1 0 4.05 6 3 2 0 0 2.44
1983-84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 1 0 0 4.62
1983-84 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 47 19 8 7 0 3.35 10 4 6 0 0 4.49
1984-85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 4 2 0 0 0 4.23
1984-85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 22 8 12 1 1 4.14
1985-86 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 12 5 7 0 0 4.48
1985-86 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 9 3 3 0 1 3.14
1986-87 Dartmouth Mounties NSSHL
1987-88 Dartmouth Mounties NSSHL
NHL Totals 8 2 2 1 0 4.03


NCAA East First All-American Team (1980) Traded to Winnipeg by Montreal for Doug Soetaert, October 9, 1984.
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