Edmonton Oilers recall Dylan Holloway from AHL

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Zach Laing
3 months ago
Hollywood is back in Alberta.
The Edmonton Oilers announced Saturday morning forward Dylan Holloway has been recalled from the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors.
Holloway, 22, has had a tumultuous start to his career, dealing with injuries in each of his first three seasons. This year, he suffered a fractured kneecap in a Nov. 13 game against the New York Islanders when he crashed into the boards knee first.
Missing time, he was activated from LTIR on January 3rd and assigned to the AHL’s Condors. Appearing in four games, he scored two goals and four points. There, Holloway was playing center for the Condors, and there’s a chance he will continue to do so tonight as the Oilers take on the Calgary Flames.
Last week, our own Bruce Curlock wrote about Holloway’s first game at center with the Condors:
That first shift was essentially a precursor of the entire night for Holloway and his line. Now the focus for Holloway on this night was how he could handle the center role with an emphasis on his defensive zone and neutral zone play. For this one night, it was high quality.
Holloway played a very composed game tonight. For a player who has his size, skating ability and aggressive mentality, I thought he picked his spots of when to attack and when to fight another day.
Across this three seasons of pro hockey, he’s appeared in 65 NHL games scoring four goals and 10 points, and 49 AHL games scoring 17 goals and 36 points.
The Oilers are set to take on the Calgary Flames Saturday night, as they look to win their 13th straight game. It would mark the longest such streak in the NHL’s modern era, with the Oilers’ 12 game streak tying the 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens, who, led by Jean Bealiveau won the Stanley Cup that season.

Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@thenationnetwork.com.

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