Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Phillips
As a junior defenceman with Prince Albert and Lethbridge of the WHL, Chris Phillips was a big, strapping blueliner. He was voted the WHL's Rookie of the Year in 1995-96 and he finished the following season as a member of the Memorial Cup All-Star Team, despite his club's loss to the Hull Olympiques in the finals.

A two-time gold medal winner with Canada's World Junior team, Phillips was selected first overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Upon completion of his two-year junior career, he went straight to work for his new NHL employer in the nation's capital. In a Senator's sweater, Phillips didn't leap out of the starting gate as a blueline stallion. Instead, he brought his assets to the table and has had to work hard to translate his junior dominance to the bigger, tougher, and more talented NHL.

In his favour, Phillips has an exceptional arsenal of skills, including a heavy point shot, a long reach, a wide body and surprising foot speed. He has been hampered by frequent injuries at times and yet managed to establish a career high in goals (6), assists (16) and points with (22) during the 2001-02 season, before bettering those totals in 2003-04.

Aside from his World Junior experience, Phillips represented his homeland at the 2000, 2005, and 2009 World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Fort McMurray Bantam Barons Minor-AB
1993-94 Fort McMurray Oil Barons AJHL 56 6 16 22 72 10 0 3 3 16
1994-95 Fort McMurray Oil Barons AJHL 48 16 32 48 127 11 4 2 6 10
1995-96 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 61 10 30 40 97 +8 18 2 12 14 30
1995-96 Canada WJC-A 6 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 32 3 23 26 58 -8
1996-97 Canada WJC-A 7 0 1 1 4
1996-97 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 26 4 18 22 28 +16 19 4 21 25 20
1996-97 Lethbridge Hurricanes M-Cup 5 2 3 5 14
1997-98 Ottawa Senators NHL 72 5 11 16 38 +2 11 0 2 2 2
1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 34 3 3 6 32 -5 3 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 65 5 14 19 39 +12 6 0 1 1 4
1999-00 Canada WC-A 9 0 0 0 2 +4
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 73 2 12 14 31 +8 1 1 0 1 0
2001-02 Ottawa Senators NHL 63 6 16 22 29 +5 12 0 0 0 12
2002-03 Ottawa Senators NHL 78 3 16 19 71 +7 18 2 4 6 12
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 7 16 23 46 +15 7 1 0 1 12
2004-05 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 27 5 3 8 45
2004-05 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden-Q 9 1 2 3 2
2004-05 Canada WC-A 9 0 1 1 8 +1
2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 69 1 18 19 90 +19 9 2 0 2 6
2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 8 18 26 80 +36 20 0 0 0 24
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 5 13 18 56 +15 4 0 0 0 4
2008-09 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 6 16 22 66 -14
2008-09 Canada WC-A 9 0 3 3 12 +5
2009-10 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 8 16 24 45 +8 6 0 0 0 4
2010-11 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 1 8 9 32 -35
2011-12 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 5 14 19 16 +12 7 0 1 1 4
2012-13 Ottawa Senators NHL 48 5 9 14 43 -5 10 0 1 1 21
2013-14 Ottawa Senators NHL 70 1 14 15 30 -12
2014-15 Ottawa Senators NHL 36 0 3 3 12 0
NHL Totals 1179 71 217 288 756 114 6 9 15 105


WJC-A All-Star Team (1997)
WHL Rookie of the Year (1996)
WHL East First All-Star Team (1997)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1997)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1997)
Missed majority of 1998-99 due to ankle injury vs. Buffalo, December 30, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), November 2, 2004. Missed majority of 2014-15 and all of 2015-16 due to recurring back injury. Officially announced his retirement, May 26, 2016.
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