Bud Holloway
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Bud Holloway


Wapella Saskatchewan

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3rd round (85th overall), 2006


190 lbs.

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2005-06: Bud Holloway, who was born in Wapella, Saskatchewan, scored 21 goals and 13 assists in 72 games last season. In his first season in Seattle, Holloway played regularly with veteran Nate Thompson (BOS). This season, due to injuries, Holloway found himself playing with a variety of forwards.

2006-07: After a slow start to the season, Holloway came on in the month of November.  The right winger showed why he is one of the better two-way, well-rounded players in the league. Holloway didn’t go more than two contests without landing on the scorers’ sheet, with 65 points (27 goals, 38 assists), 50 penalty minutes and a plus-20 rating.  Holloway was rather quiet in the playoffs, but will have another season with Seattle to take his game to the next level.

2007-08: Holloway continued to develop and grow as the team leader for Seattle of the WHL.  Leading his team in goals (43) and points (83), Holloway carried the Seattle Thunderbirds into the playoffs despite suffering from a mild concussion in January.  Holloway signed an ATO with Manchester at the conclusion of the Thunderbirds’ season but did not join the team in time to appear in any of the Monarchs’ playoff games.

2008-09: Holloway struggled with finding playing time with Manchester, ultimately receiving more significant playing time in the ECHL than with the Monarchs.  He would score 14 goals in 23 games with Ontario of the ECHL before finding spot duty on various special teams combinations in Manchester that would result in 12 points in 38 games.

2009-10: In his second professional season Holloway played 75 games with the Manchester Monarchs, posting 19 goals and 28 assists. In the AHL playoffs he posted 7 goals and 7 assists in 16 games.

2010-11: Holloway was the leading scorer for AHL Manchester in his third pro season with the Kings' organization. In 78 games he scored 28 goals with 33 assists and was +8 plus/minus with 58 PMs. After finishing second in the Atlantic Division the Monarchs faced eventual Calder Cup champion Binghamton in a seven-game first-round playoff series and Holloway led the team in both goals (4) and assists (7), finishing +6 with 10 PMs. Holloway did not accept the Kings' qualifying offer in June 2011 and signed a contract with Skelleftea AIK in Sweden's Elitserien in July 2011.

2011-12: Holloway was the fifth-leading scorer in Sweden's Elitserien playing for Skelleftea. He led the club with 21 goals and 28 assists in 55 games and was plus-11 with 32 penalty minutes. Skelleftea reached the playoff finals after finishing second during the regular season and in 19 playoff games Holloway scored 10 goals with 13 assists; finishing plus-four with 4 penalty minutes.


Talent Analysis

A solid leader with a good work ethic, Holloway brings a well-rounded game to his team.  Able to bury the puck and defensively aware, Holloway is the type of player that can pressed into duty at any point in the game and under any circumstances.  A valuable commodity on a third line and on the penalty kill.



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