One of the few bright spots from Montreal’s disappointing campaign could be on his way to Russia.
Per Championat, Bud Holloway — the 28-year-old journeyman that made his storybook NHL debut with the Habs last season — has opted to join KHL powerhouse CSKA Moscow.
Holloway joined the Habs last season after four highly productive years in Europe.
In 2011, he emerged as a Swedish League star — Holloway set a record for most points in a SHL postseason (23 in 19 games) and, in his second season, became just the second player in league history to score eclipse the 70-point plateau.
In ’14-15, Holloway signed in Switzerland and continued to be a productive scorer, with 37 points in 42 games for SC Bern.
His scoring exploits translated over to the AHL, as he led St. John’s with 61 points in 70 games.
Montreal called up Holloway for his first-ever big league game in late November, and head coach Michel Therrien was effusive in his praise.
“This is a great story,” Therrien told ECHL.com. “The guy has showed a lot of resilience through his career to come back after playing a few years in Europe, and he did really well for [St. John’s].
“For him to get an opportunity to play his first game in the NHL, those are great stories and he certainly deserves to finally get a shot in the NHL because he’s had success wherever he goes.”