The Vancouver Canucks are a team that is still going through a major rebuilding phase. They just lost one of their veteran left-handed defensemen in Luca Sbisa to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft. The Canucks have a surplus of young right-handed defensemen under the age of 30.
The Canucks are in need of another left-handed defenseman and that is where Nick Holden steps in. Holden can join Alexander Edler on the left side of the defense and bring in some leadership and wisdom.
Holden could help mentor the younger talent in the organization and it would give him a place to start fresh. The Canucks could send one their younger right-handed defensive prospects to the Rangers in exchange for Holden’s services.