From Sept. 27-Oct. 6, Charlie Roumeliotis will profile one prospect per day — 10 total — leading up to the 2020 NHL Draft as the Blackhawks prepare to pick No. 17 overall.
Position: Left wing
Weight: 203 pounds
"Dylan Holloway, we've been watching him for a few years. He plays a really kind of a power, two-way game. Great presence on the ice." — Blackhawks Vice President of Amateur Scouting Mark Kelley
"The left-shot forward has good hands, high compete and a drive to create offense. He should be the first college player selected after he had 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 35 games as a college freshman." — Mike G. Morreale, NHL.com
"As the NCAA’s second-youngest player, his adaptation to the college game took a long time, but he was beginning to look a lot like the 2019 CJHL Player of the Year by season’s end." — Sam Cosentino, Sportsnet
Fit for Blackhawks:
The Blackhawks have some skilled offensive wingers on their team such as Alex DeBrincat, Patrick Kane and Dominik Kubalik, but don't have many power forwards like Brandon Saad. Holloway, who can play wing or center, fits that mold.
Holloway is one of the bigger forwards in the draft and is much closer than others in this class to filling out his physical frame, meaning it might not take him long to get acclimated to the NHL game whenever that comes. The Blackhawks have been following Holloway's progression for years now, and he could legitimately be available for them at No. 17.