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Former First Round Pick Returns to Play in the NHL After Five Years

Published August 23, 2023 at 1:09
BY JAMES CONNELLY

Former 1st round pick Peter Holland is set to make his NHL return after retiring in 2022.

Holland's Career



Back in 2009, the Anaheim Ducks selected Peter Holland 15th overall with the hope of him becoming a fixture in their top six behind Ryan Getzlaf.

Holland only played a couple of games for the Ducks before being moved to his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs.


Holland then spent the majority of his 266-game career with the Maple Leafs before being shipped off unceremoniously to the Coyotes for a conditional pick.

After half a season with the Coyotes, he was sent to the Rangers and from the Rangers to the minors which he never recovered from.

After a couple of seasons in Europe, Holland announced his retirement and he has been outside of hockey since March of 2022.

Holland Returns



It was announced today that Holland has signed a PTO with the Colorado Avalanche.


He will now look to impress with the Avs and hopefully earn an NHL contract eventually.

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