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Edmonton Oilers Sign F Dylan Holloway

The Oilers’ most recent first round pick puts pen to paper on a 3-year ELC after an excellent D+1 season.

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This just in, from the Edmonton Oilers’ official — yes, you read that right — Twitter account:

Tidy. Of course this was to be expected, and but for a recent thumb injury we might have seen the Dylan Holloway era begin in real fashion before the end of the season.

Holloway has enjoyed a phenomenal D+1 year in which his NHLe exploded from 15 to 57 per Hockey Prospecting’s Byron Bader’s model:

It’s insane stuff. I’d bet even the most optimistic Holloway fan would have struggled to predict it. We had him at #9 in this year’s T25 U25 — in large part because of my staff-low #14 which is appears to have aged like milk at the beach — but Holloway’s probably put himself in the conversation for the organization’s top prospect at forward. There are a few guys in Bakersfield who might have something to say about that, but Holloway’s season was really, really, impressive either way.

Holloway spoke to the media this afternoon, shortly after signing the deal: