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2020 Draft Prospect Profile : Dylan Holloway’s playmaking skills elevates his teammates to the next level

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Dylan Halloway

Position: Forward (C/LW)
Current Team: Wisconsin Badgers (NCAA)
Date of Birth: September 23, 2001
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 203 lbs
Shoots: Left

Rankings

Elite Prospects - #18
Future Considerations - #15
ISS Hockey - #20
McKeen’s Hockey - #26
NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters) - #12

2019-20 Stats

Games Played : 35
Goals : 8
Assists : 9
Points : 17
PIM : 49

Due to being born in late September, Dylan Holloway is one of the older players slated to be taken in the 2020 NHL Entry draft. Throughout the years Holloway has grown into a wise, quick thinking player who can come up with multiple scenarios of how a play may go down on the fly. Wisconsin’s head coach, Tony Granato, used this to the team’s advantage this season which is why Holloway didn’t light up the score sheet. Oftentimes Holloway created plays that put his teammates on the stat sheet over him.

Part of the reason why Holloway is effective at sliding from one play to another is due to the fact he is a strong and quick skater. His ability to cut away at the last second while muscling through traffic helps both Holloway and his team maintain momentum of a good number of the plays they draw up.

Another plus to Holloway is his tremendous work ethic. In most scenarios, Holloway is first on the ice and last to leave. Also, he’s willing to fill whatever role his coach needs at the time.

If a team is looking for a prolific scorer, Holloway is not your man. However, if they are looking for a player who can elevate his teammates to the next level, Holloway is hands down the player you want to take in the draft.

Scouting Reports

“It also needs to be mentioned that his work ethic is high and consistent. He just goes over the boards and puts in the work, time and time again, including going into the dirty areas where he will willingly take punishment to make a play.” - Derek Neumeier (Defending Big D)

“On the ice, he worked hard every day, was a complete player and a great teammate and I know he’ll be a high draft pick for sure ... I think he can be a top 10 pick. He’s really consistent, a 200-foot player you can count on.” - Alex Turcotte interviewed by Mike Morreale of NHL.com

He’s probably been our most consistent player on how he’s played and produced chances. They just haven’t gone in for him from the number of chances that he’s created. I think he’s due to start getting more points with the way he’s played.” - Tony Granto interviewed by Todd Milewski of WiscNews

Highlights

This highlight is one of my favorites because PFR breaks down how Holloway is able to develop plays which are beneficial to the team as a whole. When it comes to Holloway, the points on the stat sheet are not always indicative of his on-ice contributions to the team.