The Hounds blueline is about to get more dangerous!
It was announced today that the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies have reassigned defenceman Mac Hollowell back to the Soo Greyhounds.
Hollowell, who was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 4th round (118th overall) in the this year’s NHL Entry Draft, led all Hound blueliners in scoring last year with 12 goals and 56 points in 63 regular season games.
Not only was Hollowell drafted as a 19 year old this past June, but he also became the first 19 year old from the Hounds to be drafted by an NHL team since former Hounds defenceman and Sootie Colin Miller, who was taken by the Los Angeles Kings in the 5th round (151st overall) back in 2012.
Miller then returned to the Hounds as an overage during the 2012-2013 season, where he also served as the team’s captain, and set career highs in goals (20), assists (35) and points (55).
Hollowell, who set career highs in goals (12), assists (44) and points (56) last season, also helped lead the Hounds to the OHL Final for the first time since 1993.
The Niagara Falls, Ontario native, who just turned 20 years old back on September 26th, will now be one of four overage players on the Hounds current roster, joining defenceman Jordan Sambrook, forward Keeghan Howdeshell and goaltender Tyler Johnson.