Jonas Holøs
Position Defence
Shoots Right
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Colorado Avalanche
Sparta Warriors
Nationality Flag of Norway Norwegian
Born 27 August 1987 (1987-08-27) (age 32),
Sarpsborg, NOR
NHL Draft 170th overall, 2008
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 2004 – present

Jonas Holøs (born 27 August 1987) is a Norwegian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League.

Playing career

Holøs started playing for 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.

After the 2008 IIHF World Championship in Canada, he was invited to a summer camp with the Chicago Blackhawks. 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.[1] 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.

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.[2]

International play

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. 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.[3] Upon completion of the Championships he was again the tournamnet leader in average ice-time and was named among the Norwegian best in a ninth place finish.[4]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Sparta Warriors GET 10000
2004–05 Sparta Warriors GET 4132518 40002
2005–06 Sparta Warriors GET 2634714 60000
2006–07 Sparta Warriors GET 4011193032 1322418
2007–08 Sparta Warriors GET 402202267 61012
2008–09 Färjestads BK SEL 55881612 133368
2009–10 Färjestads BK SEL 511131424 70002
GET totals 148194564131 2932522
SEL totals 1069213036 2033610


Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Norway WJC18 60112
2005 Norway WJC18-D1 531414
2005 Norway WJC-D1 50222
2006 Norway WJC 600012
2006 Norway WC 60002
2007 Norway WJC-D1 511231
2007 Norway WC 60116
2008 Norway WC 70116
2009 Norway WC 60002
2010 Norway OG 4 0 1 1 2
2010 Norway WC 61128
Junior int'l totals 2745961
Senior int'l totals 3514526


  1. "Avalanche Draft Board", Colorado Avalanche, 2008-06-21. Retrieved on 2008-06-22. 
  2. "Avalance signs Chouinard, Holos", Colorado Avalanche, 2010-05-26. Retrieved on 2010-06-07. 
  3. "Canada thrashes Norway 12-1 at hockey worlds", Sporting News, 2010-05-14. Retrieved on 2010-06-07. 
  4. "Best players of each team selected by coaches", IIHF, 2010-05-23. Retrieved on 2010-06-07. 

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