2020 Early Look – Dylan Holloway

Josh Tessler

2019-08-19

 

 

Overview:

Dylan Holloway is a 2020 NHL Draft Eligible prospect who could potentially be a top 15 draft selection. Holloway is a Calgary, Alberta native and grew up playing in the Calgary Jr. Flames organization. During his time with Jr. Flames, Holloway played alongside defensive prospect Jonny Tychonick (Ottawa Senators). After his time playing with the Calgary Flames Bantam and Midget programs, he joined the Okotoks Oilers of the AJHL. 

 

Since joining the Okotoks Oilers in 2017, he has developed into an elite power forward. This past season, Holloway proved that he is one of the best prospects in Western Canada. In 53 games, Holloway tallied 40 goals and 48 assists. In addition to his campaign with the Oilers, he suited for Canada at the World Juniors under 18 tournament (WJC-18). In seven games at the WJC-18, he produced two goals and tw0 assists.

 

His success with the Okotoks Oilers caught the attention of the University of Wisconsin Badgers and their Athletic Director was able to get Holloway to verbally commit to attend the school a few years back. Holloway could have joined the Everett Silvertips (WHL) instead, but his father advised him that the NCAA would be a better path. The Silvertips had Holloway’s WHL rights after drafting him a few years back. Earlier this summer, the Silvertips struck a deal with the Winnipeg Ice and the Ice acquired Holloway’s WHL rights. The Ice must have felt that they had a chance to sway the 17 year old away from the University of Wisconsin, but it does not seem like they have been successful at keeping the power forward away from the Dairy State. 

 

Next season, Holloway will suit up for the Badgers. The Badgers have done an outstanding job in their recruiting efforts. Not only have they managed to lure Holloway to Madison, Wisconsin, but they also have landed both Cole Caufield (Montréal Canadiens prospect) and Alex Turcotte (Los Angeles Kings prospect). In addition to Holloway, Caufield, Tur