Chris Holt (ice hockey)
June 5, 1985 |
Vancouver, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)|
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||180th overall, 2003
New York Rangers
Chris Holt (born June 5, 1985 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is an American professional hockey goaltender currently with HC Donbass of the Kontinental Hockey League. He has played for the New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.
Holt was drafted 180th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. Holt was first called up from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL in December 2005 as backup to Henrik Lundqvist while starting goalie Kevin Weekes was injured. He played just over 10 minutes in one game, not allowing a goal becoming the first and only former Billings Bulls player to play in the NHL. He was sent back down to Hartford but was recalled to the Rangers on February 23, 2006.
On October 30, 2008, Holt was signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Blues after playing two games for their affiliate the Peoria Rivermen. On October 31, Holt was called up to the Blues on emergency before returning to Peoria. He was again recalled by the Blues on February 6, 2009. He made his first appearance for the Blues, and only his second appearance in the NHL on February 18, 2009 as a replacement for Chris Mason after Mason started the first two periods against the Columbus Blue Jackets, totaling 19 min., giving up no goals on three shots.
In September 2009, prior to the 2009–10 season, he attended the Ottawa Senators training camp. He was demoted to the Binghamton Senators organization which demoted him to the Elmira Jackals on September 30. He was promoted to Binghamton in March 2010. On March 19, 2010, he became the tenth goaltender in AHL history to score a goal, and the sixth to score it by shooting the puck himself. Holt scored on the Rochester Americans while the Americans goalie was pulled for a sixth attacker. In June 2010, it was announced that Holt has signed a two-year deal with the Kontinental Hockey League club Dinamo Riga.
On June 29, 2012, Holt signed a free agent deal with fellow KHL club, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. After appearing in 27 games for only 4 wins with the cellar-dwelling Avtomobilist, Holt was traded to HC Donbass for their playoff push to end the 2012–13 season on January 10, 2013.
On October 20, 2011, he was selected as one of two goalies on the 21-man roster for the 2011 U.S. Men's Select Team that will compete at the Deutschland Cup from Nov. 11-13 in Munich, Germany.
Regular season and playoffs
|2002–03||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||32||9||15||2||1774||95||1||3.20||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||U. of Nebraska-Omaha||CCHA||27||15||17||2||1499||81||0||3.24||.900||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||U. of Nebraska-Omaha||CCHA||37||19||14||4||2190||106||1||2.90||.903||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||9||3||2||1||459||31||0||4.06||.879||8||4||4||487||24||0||2.96||.912|
|2005–06||New York Rangers||NHL||1||0||0||0||10||0||0||0.00||1.000||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||6||2||1||0||240||8||0||2.00||.918||1||0||0||26||1||0||2.28||.917|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||9||5||3||0||447||18||0||2.42||.906||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||1||0||0||0||19||0||0||0.00||1.000||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||2||1||1||0||120||4||0||2.00|
Outside the hockey realm, Chris Holt spends much of his free time with his family and has hobbies of playing music and golf. Holt is a singer and guitar player who has recorded multiple songs and performed for live audiences (mostly in the ice rink setting). During his time playing as the Dinamo Rigo goalie, he has recorded an album covering Colbie Caillat with the Latvian band "Iron Wolf." He has also covered other songs such as "Grenade" by Bruno Mars and by "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses. The content for these recordings are found on YouTube.
- "Blues sign goaltender Holt". Rivermen.net. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
- "Blues Recall Holt, Assign Schwarz to Peoria: The Blues added depth in goal with signing of Holt on Thursday". NHL.com. 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- "Blues Recall Holt from Peoria". NHL.com. 2009-02-06.
- "St. Louis Blues - Team: Chris Holt Official Player Page". NHL.com. 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
- "2009-10 Ottawa Senators Training Camp Guide" (pdf). Ottawa Senators. September 11, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
- "Melnyk's call 'shows that he cares'". Ottawa Citizen. March 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-22.[dead link]
- "DINAMO sastāvu papildina Kriss Holts" (in Latvian). Dynamo Riga. June 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
- "Avtomobilist sign North American goaltender Holt" (in Russian). sovsport.ru. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
- "USA team selected for 2011 Deutschland Cup". USA Hockey. 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2011-10-20.