4th Round, 118th Overall – Mac Hollowell
Some people like to stay in their comfort zone and for Kyle Dubas that is the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhound.
With his fourth round selection he selected Mac Hollowell, who also played his junior career in the “Soo”.
Hollowell was overlooked in his first draft year, but Dubas decided to take a shot on a soon to be 20-year old right handed shot puck moving defenseman.
In his first draft year, the Niagara Falls native had just 23-points, however one year later was nearly a point per game as he collected 56-points in 63 games which led to the Maple Leafs selection.
In his final year with the Greyhounds, Hollowell scored 24-goals and 77-points in 64 games which led to an entry level contract from Toronto at the end of that season.
Hollowell would start his professional career with the Toronto Maple Leafs ECHL affiliate, the Newfoundland Growlers, however by midseason he was called up to the Toronto Marlies where he would be a mainstay for the next two years.
This past season, Hollowell earned a promotion and dressed in six games for the Leafs where he averaged nearly 13-minutes a night and recorded a pair of assists.
His entry level contract would expire this past off-season, however Toronto elected not to qualify him making him an unrestricted free agent.
On July 2, Hollowell would sign a two-way contract with the New York Rangers that would see him paid $775,000 in the NHL and $160,000 in the AHL,