8th year center Bud Holloway(21) agreed to a one-year two-way deal with Montreal Canadiens to return to North American hockey after spending three seasons with Skelleftea AIK, where he won a pair of SHL Championships in 2013 and 2014, then split for Switzerland’s NLA joining SC Bern.
The 28-year old did get into the NHL game he’d been seeking to play but didn’t get with draft team Los Angeles Kings (3rd round in 2006, #86 overall), but it was only a single game before being returned to affiliate St. John’s IceCaps.
In his big league debut he skated a very limited 10 shifts for 7:19 total ice time with one shot, one giveaway and 2 takeaways.
He’s pretty much considered a seminal player in the minors but as was on display overseas knows he can do better.
He put up a career high 42 assists this season.
It’s hard to think he would stick around for a similar contract heading into 2016/2017, when he could play a slightly higher level of hockey, play lesser games and make more doing it.