Mac Hollowell

Toronto Maple Leafs
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Fantasy Summary

Skilled skater and high-vision scoring blueline


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth September 26, 1998
Height 5‘10”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 4; Overall: 118

Observations

July 2020 – After being on the initial Phase 3 return-to-play roster, then being removed once Nic Petan was deemed fit to play, Hollowell has returned to the roster again due to the “unfit to play” status of Timothy Liljegren. Time will tell if he lasts until games are being played or if he will once again be removed once his peer is deemed fit to play, but any time he spends with the pros will be a beneficial learning experience for the up and coming blueliner. His chances of seeing ice time should he remain on the roster are very slim. Hayden Soboleski

 

April 2020 – 2019-20 was a roller-coaster for Hollowell but the ride was worth it. With stints in both the ECHL and AHL, he never experienced true consistency but became visibly more comfortable by the end of the year with the Marlies. He can skate with the best of his peers and create offense better than most options on the blue-line, better than his stat line indicates (12 points in 34 AHL contests). He is a long-term project, but one with notable upside and already has lots of tools to work with. Expect more AHL time in 2020-21 and a bigger offensive role within the blueline corps. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2019 – Toronto has reassigned Hollowell again, this time to the ECHL. It’s a dogfight for ice time at all levels of the organization, and playing in the ECHL will allow him to play huge minutes, albeit against a lower tier of competition. He is still extremely likely to see AHL minutes this season, and his fresh ELC signed this off-season reminds us he’s very much a part of the team’s plans moving forward. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2019 – As expected, Hollowell has been assigned to the AHL Marlies to begin the 2019-20 season. He impressively got into nine playoff matches for the Marlies last spring immediately after graduating from junior, so expectations are high for the 21-year-old to be a regular piece for his squad. Let’s see if he can bring some of the offense that bolstered his stock last season to the pro ranks. Hayden Soboleski

 

March 2019 – Hollowell has been voted the best offensive defenceman and 2nd-best skater in his conference in the OHL Coaches Poll. Hayden Soboleski

March 2019 – After a dynamite season as oneof the OHL’s (and CHL’s) top defensemen, Hollowell has signed an ELC with the Maple Leafs. Already an over-ager, he will join the Marlies in 2019-20 (and hopefully bring his point-per-game and PIM-per-game rates with him). Hayden Soboleski

 

November 2018 – Hollowell has been named Defenceman of the Month for the OHL this October. Not a bad start for the over-ager who’s producing at the best pace of his career with 16 goals in 14 games. His shot pace has picked up from 2 SOG per game last season to around 3 now, while receiving more TOI. After showing well in training camp but not cracking the AHL log-jam, he will need to continue this development to earn a pot on the Marlies next year. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2018 – The Leafs have selected Mac Hollowell with the 118th pick of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Its hard to ignore the obvious – Hollowell is a small defenceman at only 5’9. We know the league is trending this direction so this isn’t a major deterrent from being a future NHLer, but he is more likely to have to go through a thorough development cycle to make everyone comfortable with his game. He may be a Marlie this year, but is more likely to return to the OHL before turning pro. Hayden Soboleski


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Niagara Falls Rivermen U16 AAA SCTA U16 39 8 19 27 68 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3
 2014-2015 Niagara Falls Canucks GOJHL 47 8 29 37 40 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2
  Soo Greyhounds OHL 11 2 4 6 4 |          
 2015-2016 Soo Greyhounds OHL 58 1 20 21 23 | Playoffs 12 1 3 4 14 
 2016-2017 Soo Greyhounds OHL 63 3 20 23 19 | Playoffs 11 0 3 3
 2017-2018 Soo Greyhounds OHL 63 12 44 56 18 | Playoffs 24 2 14 16 22 
 2018-2019 Soo Greyhounds OHL 64 24 53 77 62 | Playoffs 11 2 9 11 10 
  Toronto Marlies AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 9 0 1 1
 2019-2020 Toronto Marlies AHL 34 3 9 12 25 |          
  Newfoundland Growlers ECHL 19 3 10 13 21 |          

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