Oilers take Dylan Holloway with No. 14 pick
The Edmonton Oilers selected Dylan Holloway with the 14th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Position: Center/Left wing
Weight: 203 lbs
Club: Wisconsin (NCAA)
(Stats source: EliteProspects.com)
Holloway had a stellar season making the difficult jump from the AJHL to the NCAA, where he was one of the youngest players in all of college hockey. His numbers don't jump off the page, but he has the potential to dominate in his upcoming sophomore campaign with the Badgers.
Holloway is a hard-working, reliable, and versatile two-way forward. He lacks elite burst but has very good top-end speed. Equipped with soft hands, he's comfortable skating the puck up ice and into the offensive zone, but he isn't overly flashy.
He is, however, a high-motor puck hound with great instincts. These traits will certainly help him reach the NHL, though he's unlikely to produce gaudy point totals at the next level. He projects as a very useful middle-six forward.
What they're saying
"Holloway is a good skater who has a lot of energy to his game," wrote The Athletic's Corey Pronman. "When he gets a full head of steam ... he can be a handful to stop. He's hard on pucks and isn't afraid to get his nose dirty.
"His offensive upside is the main point of debate surrounding him when talking to NHL scouts. I think he's very skilled. Holloway inside-outs opponents consistently and can make plays through checks in motion. Over the years I've seen flashes of top-end playmaking, but I didn't see that consistently enough this season, with Holloway showing more of a direct style of play than a true driver of offense."