The return of the Mac (Hollowell) to playing hockey (but in Finland)

The Leafs found a home for another Marlie in Europe. This morning they announced that Mac Hollowell is off to Finland…

The @MapleLeafs have loaned defenceman Mac Hollowell to TUTO (Mestis). #LeafsForever
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) October 28, 2020

The Mestis is the second tier league in Finland below the Liiga, but given that top tier leagues are going to be difficult to place AHL players in, finding a team that has ice time for any prospect is a plus.

SEASON
TEAM
LEAGUE
GP
G
A
TP
PIM

2015-16
 Soo Greyhounds
OHL
58
1
20
21
23

2016-17
 Soo Greyhounds
OHL
63
3
20
23
19

2017-18
 Soo Greyhounds
OHL
63
12
44
56
18

2018-19
 Soo Greyhounds “A”
OHL
64
24
53
77
62

2019-20
 Toronto Marlies
AHL
34
3
9
12
25

 Newfoundland Growlers
ECHL
19
3
10
13
21

Hollowell had a solid first year of pro hockey, and I’d have to imagine the Leafs want to make sure he’s given every opportunity to build on that.
This move follows the Leafs decision to send Semyon Der-Arguchintsev to Torpedo of the KHL earlier this week, and now Hollowell, Der-Arguchintsev, Kral, Lehtonen, Korshkov, and Hallander are all Leafs prospects playing overseas, in addition to that Joe Thornton guy who is kicking around Switzerland.
 

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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