Jonas Holøs will, according to himself, his agent and indications from the Avs European scout, sign for the Avalanche before June 30th. Holøs' Färjestad, who recently finished the regular season 5th overall, is currently competing in the Swedish playoffs and wants to remain at the top after winning gold last season. Holøs is one of the key members on the Färjestad squad and leads the team with just under 30 minutes of ice-time per game.
Holøs has earlier stated that he wanted a one-way contract, but has now changed his mind. He says:
"My chances on playing in the NHL? You're asking the wrong guy. But if I end up in the AHL, they can follow my growth as a player every day, and then it's easier for me to work hard and make it to the first team."
I hope and think he can make the first team next year! We'll see!