Skip to content

Reports: Kings have interest in signing former prospect Holloway

Jun 16, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

2006 NHL Entry Draft Portraits Getty Images

Bud Holloway, once a prospect of the L.A. Kings, could perhaps find himself back in Hollywood after a stint in Europe.

Citing numerous reports, LA Kings Insider indicated that Holloway could sign a contract with the Kings as a free agent.

“We know what he’s done in the Skellefteå and have registered our interest with his agent to get him over the next season,” assistant general manager Ron Hextall told, as per LA Kings Insider.

Holloway was originally drafted by the Kings in the third-round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He spent three seasons with the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, beginning in 2008.

In 2010-11, he scored 28 goals – a personal best in his professional career – for the Monarchs.

Holloway has spent the last two seasons with Skelleftea HC in the Swedish Elite League. This past season, he scored 20 goals and had 71 points in 55 games.

  1. dudermcrbohan - Jun 16, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    i never know which eye to look at

  2. blomfeld - Jun 16, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    I once had a friend from Skellefteå … or was it Umeå ?

    This Holloway kid might fit in perfectly, given our new emphasis on upbeat play-making and lethal scoring next year ! This is an excellent development indeed !

  3. scionofflame - Jun 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    I’ve signed this guy like three times as a free agent on NHL 13. Good to know I might -actually- get to watch him play.

  4. kaptaanamerica - Jun 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    i hope someone else signs the kid… like the Canucks.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Kessel (1783)
  2. P. Kane (1278)
  3. P. Datsyuk (1251)
  4. M. Richards (1101)
  5. M. Giordano (1097)