| Bud Holloway|
Ice hockey player
| March 1, 1988 (age 27)
Wapella, SK, CAN (1988-03-01) |
86th overall, 2006
Los Angeles Kings
Pierre‑Edouard Bellemare, Sven Andrighetto, Mark Barberio, Christian Thomas, Michael McCarron
Bud Holloway Wikipedia
George Edward Holloway III known as Bud Holloway (born March 1, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right wing who is currently playing for Skellefteå AIK in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), his second tenure with the club. He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 3rd round (86th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Holloway played for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League from 2004 to 2008. He then split the 2008–09 campaign between AHL's Manchester Monarchs and ECHL's Ontario Reign. After two more years with the Monarchs, he took his game to Sweden. On July 25, 2011, Holloway was signed as a free agent by Skellefteå AIK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He was acquired by Skellefteå around the same time as fellow Manchester Monarchs' player Oscar Möller. Holloway won the 2013 and 2014 Swedish championship with Skellefteå and received the Gold Helmet Award as the league's Player of the Year following the 2012–13 season.
In the SHL playoffs he holds the record for the most points in a single playoff year (23 points: 10 G, 13 A), which he set in the 2011–12 season, surpassing Espen Knutsen's 21 points in the 1999–2000 season. The following season, Holloway became only the second player in SHL history (after Håkan Loob in 1982–83) to score over 70 points in a single SHL regular season; he scored 20 goals and 51 assists for a total of 71 points.
On May 17, 2014, Holloway left the SHL after three seasons and signed as a free agent to a two-year contract with Swiss club, SC Bern of the NLA. He won the Swiss cup competition with SCB. He saw the ice in 53 NLA contests, tallying 17 goals and 28 assists. Holloway parted company with SC Bern following the 2014–15 season.
On July 1, 2015, Holloway signed a 1-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for the 2015–16 season. On November 27, 2015, Holloway made his NHL debut in a game against the New Jersey Devils. He spent most of the season with Montreal's AHL affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps.
On May 24, 2016, Holloway signed a 2-year contract with CSKA Moscow in the KHL, but parted ways with the club on November 18. On December 2, 2016, it was announced that Holloway would return to Skellefteå AIK.