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FUTURE WATCH: Holloway named finalist for Hobey Baker Award

Oilers 2020 first-round pick joins Wisconsin teammate Caufield among top 10 nominees for NCAA player of the year

by Ryan Frankson /

EDMONTON, AB - Has the #Holloway4Hobey campaign started yet?

If not, we're getting it going it right now as Oilers 2020 first-round draft pick Dylan Holloway has been selected as a top-10 finalist for the 2021 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, bestowed upon the most outstanding player of the year in NCAA men's hockey.

The 19-year-old forward, whom Edmonton selected 14th overall, scored 11 goals and 23 assists in 22 games this season for the Wisconsin Badgers, tying him for fourth in the NCAA in points (34) and third in points per game (1.55) among players who made more than 10 appearances.

Holloway was selected for the 2021 All-Big Ten First Team and was named the Hockey Commissioners Association National Player of the Month for February after scoring 17 points in eight games.

The Badgers are 17-4-1 with Holloway in the lineup, and fellow Wisconsin forward Cole Caufield, a Montreal Canadiens prospect, was also selected as a top 10 Hobey Baker finalist.

The other eight finalists are Matt Boldy, Boston College; David Farrance, Boston University; Spencer Knight, Boston College; Jack LaFontaine, University of Minnesota; Dryden McKay, Minnesota State University; Keith Petruzzelli, Quinnipiac University; Shane Pinto, University of North Dakota; and Odeen Tufto, Quinnipiac University.

Wisconsin lost 6-4 to Minnesota in Tuesday's Big Ten championship game, but their season isn't over yet as they've qualified for the national championship tournament.

Tweet from @Bob_Stauffer: Dylan Holloway @EdmontonOilers 2020 1st Round Pick has been named Top-10 Finalist for the Hobey Baker Award for Top NCAA Player.Holloway heads into the NCAA Regionals with 11-23-34/23 GP/+11

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