Patrick Holway


Cohasset Massachusetts

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6th round (170th overall), 2015


201 lbs.

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2010-11: Patrick Holway skated in the Boston Advantage program in Massachusetts, playing in five games for the club’s U16 team as a 14-year-old.  

2011-12: Holway played 40 games for the Boston Advantage U16 team while attending Boston College High School. He scored 2 goals with 6 assists and 18 penalty minutes. 

2012-13: Holway skated in one game for the Boston Advantage U18 team, with no points nor penalties, and played for the club’s U16 team. In 41 games he scored 4 goals with 15 assists and 43 penalty minutes. 

2013-14: Holoway played 34 games for the Boston Advantage U18 team. He scored 8 goals with 11 assists and 51 penalty minutes. Also one of the top long-stick midfielders in Massachusetts high school lacrosse, Holway committed to playing college hockey at the University of Maine in 2016-17 in August 2014. He was selected by the Minnesota Wilderness in the 12th round (208th overall) in the NAHL Entry Draft. 

2014-15: Holway returned to the Boston Advantage U18 team for his second season with the club and played lacrosse for Cohasset High School in his senior season. He scored 8 goals with 17 assists and 34 penalty minutes in 28 regular season games. He had no points with 4 penalty minuets in four playoff games. Not among the 210 North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings, Holway was selected by Detroit in the sixth round (170th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

2015-16: Holway spent the season in the USHL, beginning the year with the Dubuque Fighting Saints before being acquired by Sioux City in February 2016 in exchange for University of Minnesota recruit Ryan Zuhlsdorf (TB) in a swap of defensemen. Holway scored 1 goal with 6 assists and was +4 with 32 penalty minutes in 37 games for Dubuque. In seven games with the Musketeers he had 1 assist and was -1 with 35 penalty minutes. The Musketeers missed the playoffs, finishing last in the Western Conference.  

Talent Analysis

Holway is a huge (6'4", 200 lbs.) defenseman who was an outstanding lacrosse player in high school and has the demeanor to be a tough stay-at-home defender. A product of Tier 1 midget hockey in Massachusetts, he is still fairly raw in terms of his positional play. His mobility, technical skill, and tactical awareness should continue to develop as he progresses in his college career.


Holway played his first season of junior hockey as a 19-year-old in 2015-16, playing a combined 44 games with Sioux City and Dubuque in the USHL. His size and athleticism suggest he can be an imposing shut-down defenseman but his overall game is still in the early stages of development. He is headed to the University of Maine where he is expected to need most of his four years of eligibility to become NHL-ready.

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