A former star player for the Okotoks Oiler and Wisconsin Badgers is now an Edmonton Oiler.
Dylan Holloway has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.
The 19-year-old Bragg Creek native was selected 14th overall in the 2020 draft and has played two seasons with the University of Wisconsin.
Holloway's accolades include AJHL MVP and CJHL Player of the Year in 2019, gold medals at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and the 2017 World Junior A Challenge, and a silver medal at the 2021 World Junior Championship.
Accumulating 115 points with 51 goals and 64 assists in 83 games, Holloway set a points-per-game record with the Okotoks Oilers.
He went on to serve a key role in helping the Badgers to the 2021 Big Ten regular-season championship. He earned individual recognition as one of the top-10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award which goes to the nation's top player. He also earned 2021 Second-Team All-America honors.
"Dylan has been a pleasure to coach," states head coach Tony Granato. "What he did this year in the second half of the season equals what most people do in a full season. He was a big part of what we accomplished as a team and it will be fun to follow along with his pro career as it progresses. Edmonton is getting a talented and hard-working player and a great kid."
After scoring in each of the first two games for the Badgers this season, Holloway missed the next eight through the end of 2020 while away with Hockey Canada at selection camp and the world junior championship.
He quickly found his groove once he rejoined the Badgers in January and went on an eight-game point streak (five goals, 16 assists) from Jan. 16 to Feb. 6, including seven consecutive multi-point games.
Holloway is the fourth former Okotoks Oilers to play in the NHL, with the third, Jacob Bernard-Docker making his debut with the Ottawa Senators on Apr. 14.