Justin Holl

by Jason Banks on September 19, 2016

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Justin Holl, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-02

Weight: 170

Born: 1992-01-30

Hometown:  Tonka Bay, MN

Drafted: 2nd round 2010 (54th overall) by Chicago Blackhawks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

September 2016 – The road has been long for the 24-year-old defender who has been on the NHL radar for seven years. This summer he finally signed his first NHL contract with the Leafs after being a second rounder many years earlier for the Blackhawks who declined his rights after four years at the University of Minnesota. Holl is a well-rounded blueliner who uses his body very effectively defending his zone while remaining mobile. He has the experience and vision to make excellent yet safe first passes. Strong on his skates with good size makes him a valuable presence in the AHL. He was utilized quite regularly in key defending situations for the 2015-16 Marlies squad and was in my opinion the most stable, yet unexciting and unheralded D-men all season long. Making the show will be quite a feat for a player who has battled from the ECHL without a contract to the top level. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: D+

 

Plays a more secure and quiet defensive game than most prospects around yet loves to jump in and create opportunities.

 

Footage:

 

Holl as a forward, scores a major game winning goal sending the Gophers to the NCAA finals:

 

 

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