Justin Holl

Toronto Maple Leafs
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Fantasy Summary

Capable all-around defender with strong skating and passing


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 30, 1992
Height 6‘3”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2010 Round 2; Overall: 54

Observations

February 2019 – Holl still isn’t seeing NHL action, but in an interesting note, the Leafs opted to put Martin Marincin through waivers rather than him upon the acquisition of Jake Muzzin. So the team clearly still believes in his value. Hayden Soboleski

 

October 2018 – For reasons unknown, the Leafs are giving Marincin opportunities on the right side (rotating with Ozhiganov despite being a lefty) rather than giving Holl a look. This doesn’t bode well, especially since both Marincin and Ozhiganov look decent, but injuries are inevitable so he will get a chance sometime this year. He just needs to make the most of it to stay relevant. Hayden Soboleski

 

October 2018 – Thanks to a solid training camp, Holl has forced the trade of Connor Carrick and won a spot on the NHL roster. Unfortunately, he started the year in the press box, but he will get his chances. He would have to pass through waivers if he gets sent down and the Leafs won’t want another loss via the wire, so expect in-and-out duties for now. Hayden Soboleski

 

July 2018 – Holl jumped into the Leafs’ long-term outlook on the back end very suddenly in 2017-18. He didn’t dominate the NCAA, he spent some time in the ECHL a few years back which always scares people off, and his numbers never really popped off the page in the AHL. But along the way, he’s actually become an excellent defender who makes good use of his long reach and big body. He can break up plays, jam people in the corners, but still possess then wheels to skate the puck out of trouble when needed. He is a perfect style of defenceman for the current professional game. His chances of being an NHLer have gone from slim to very likely, and as such his fantasy stock is quickly rising.

 

His offensive upside is limited unless he becomes a big-minute player, but his fantasy upside still exists. He likely maxes out at 3rd-pairing minutes which will limit both his offensive and peripheral totals, but he passes well enough to rack up assists, and he will certainly get hits and blocks and put shots on net. Don’t expect any PP time. 

 


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Minnetonka High USHS-MN 24 0 1 1 0 |          
 2008-2009 Minnetonka High USHS-MN 28 1 6 7 4 |          
 2009-2010 Minnetonka High USHS-MN 25 17 14 31 8 | Playoffs 6 3 3 6
  Minnetonka High MN State 3 1 2 3 0 |          
  Team Southwest UMHSEHL 22 6 5 11 18 |          
  Omaha Lancers USHL 11 0 4 4 6 | Playoffs 8 1 1 2
 2010-2011 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 25 1 6 7 12 |          
 2011-2012 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 43 3 8 11 34 |          
 2012-2013 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 35 3 4 7 10 |          
 2013-2014 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 39 1 12 13 20 |          
 2014-2015 Rockford IceHogs AHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Indy Fuel ECHL 66 7 27 34 39 |          
 2015-2016 Toronto Marlies AHL 60 5 16 21 15 | Playoffs 15 0 4 4
 2016-2017 Toronto Marlies AHL 72 8 11 19 30 | Playoffs 11 1 6 7
 2017-2018 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 2 0 2 0 |          
  Toronto Marlies AHL 60 7 21 28 34 | Playoffs 20 3 2 5 16 
 2018-2019 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 2 |          

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