|Written by Russ Bitely|
March 2013 – It seems like Holland has his foot in the door as the Ducks main recall when needed and is putting in a strong case to be a full time NHL player next season. He has 19 goals in the AHL and a pair more in the NHL. The coaching staff also seems to feel better about him the more he plays as his ice-time has been rising moderately. For the current future he looks like he will see third line ice and some power-play duty, but as he grows his game and becomes more effective, he should see top six responsibilities within a three year window and turn into the mid-first rounder expected. Jason Banks
November 2012 - Holland has found himself in the top 5 scoring leaders in the AHL. He has potted 6 goals and set up 8 to put 14 points together in the first 12 games of the season. He still needs to work on his defensive play as he is a minus 4. The best thing for him is to continue his offensive play while honing his defense so he is not a liability in the NHL. Tim Graveline
February 2012 – Holland is a first round selection that the Ducks are trying to develop in the right way. He has a tremendous scoring ability that he showed in juniors with the Guelph Storm by increasing point production each year. Instead of rushing to the NHL, he is playing in Syracuse (AHL) developing a full game in order to be NHL ready in the next few years, hopefully as a top-six forward.
Holland is a shooter with much offensive upside now just starting to develop all phases of game.
Holland rips a shot past Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo for 1st NHL goal for Ducks on 11/11/2011:
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
Scouting Report: Has the size and strength to dominate opponents, but plays a smart, safe game. Excels in covering and eliminating his man on the backcheck. Could stand to use his natural offensive gifts more and play with greater aggression. Has a penchant for stepping up in the clutch. Notable Numbers: Led Guelph in post-season scoring with four goals in four games.
Potential: Elite #2/3 center, 20-40-60+
Years Away: 2
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 19:02|