Mac Hollowell

Toronto Maple Leafs
image courtesy of the toronto star

Fantasy Summary

Undersized but creative and smart d-man


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

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 Mn Mdgt SCTAMM 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
  Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 11 2 4 6 4 |          
 2015-2016 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 58 1 20 21 23 | Playoffs 12 1 3 4 14 
 2016-2017 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 63 3 20 23 19 | Playoffs 11 0 3 3
 2017-2018 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 63 12 44 56 18 | Playoffs 24 2 14 16 22 
 2018-2019 Sault Ste. Marie 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 Newfoundland Growlers ECHL 5 1 4 5 6 |          

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