The Soo Greyhounds, in conjunction with the Toronto Maple Leafs, are excited to announce this afternoon that overage defenceman MAC HOLLOWELL has agreed to terms on an entry-level contract with the NHL club.
Originally selected in the 4th Round of last year’s (2018) NHL Entry Draft, Hollowell is in his 4th, and final, season with the Greyhounds.
The Niagara Falls, ON product has had a banner season with the Greyhounds surpassing all personal totals for goals, assists and points.
With 23 goals, 49 assists, good for 72 points, Hollowell sits 3rd on overall team scoring and leading the entire Ontario Hockey League for defenceman.
Further, the 5.10, 163-lb defenceman’s season had seen him named an Assistant Captain of the club before going on to not only score his first career hat trick (Feb. 3/19 @ OSH) along with playing in his 250th career regular season game played thus far.
Hollowell becomes the 10th member of the Program to be signed to an NHL club over the past two seasons.
HOLLOWELL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2018-19; Played in his 250th career regular season game played on Feb. 24/19 @SAR … Scored his 1st-career hat trick on February 3, 2019 @ OSH … Played in his 200th career regular season game played on Oct. 12/18 vs KIT … Named Assistant Captain of the Hounds on October 11/18 … One of three overages on the Greyhounds 2018/19 roster … 2017-18; Selected in the 4th Round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by Toronto … Recipient of the Hounds “Best Defenceman” award at their 2017-18 Annual Awards banquet … Recorded 5 point night (2g, 3a) on November 11, 2017 vs FLNT … 2015-16; Co-Recipient of the Hounds 2015-16 “Player’s Player” award … PAST; Recorded 8 goals and 29 assists in 2014-15 with Niagara Falls Canucks (GOJHL) … Played in 11 games in 2014-15 as an affiliate player … Recorded his first goal/point on December 28, 2014 @ … Made his OHL debut on December 18, 2014 @ GUE … Originally selected in the 12th Round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection … Played 2013-14 season with the Niagara Rivermen Minor Midgets where he had 8 goals and 19 assists in 38 games played and was among league leaders in SCTA.