Dave Phillips (ice hockey)

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Dave Phillips
Born (1987-08-14) 14 August 1987 (age 27)
Beverley, England, UK
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
EIHL team
Former teams
Belfast Giants
Hull Stingrays
Coventry Blaze
National team  Great Britain
Playing career 2004–present

David Phillips (born 14 August 1987 in Beverley, England) is a British professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for the Belfast Giants of the British Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).

Playing career[edit]

Phillips began his career within the Kingston-upon-Hull club in England, playing for Kingston Crunch U-16, Kingston Predators U-19 and then Kingston Jets of the English National League in November 2003.[1] He then moved up to the Hull Stingrays in the British National League, a team which joined the Elite League in 2006. Phillips established himself as one of Britain's top defencemen and served as assistant captain of the Stingrays in the 2007–08 season. He moved to the Belfast Giants for the 2008–09 season, becoming new coach Steve Thornton's first signing. Establishing a career high 25 points in 54 games, Phillips helped the Giants to be crowned Champions of the Challenge Cup and Knockout Cup.

On 28 April 2009, Phillips re-signed to remain with the Giants for the following season.[2] However, with NHL ambitions, and following an impressive performance in an Chicago Blackhawks evaluation camp, Phillips was signed to a two-way contract with American Hockey League affiliate team, the Rockford IceHogs on 12 July 2009.[3] He participated on an invitation in the Blackhawks training camp, before returning to the IceHogs to begin the 2009–10 season.[4] After making his North American debut against the Peoria Rivermen on 4 October 2009, Phillips was briefly loaned to ECHL team Toledo Walleye, scoring his first North American professional goal, before he was recalled to the IceHogs to remain for the majority of the season posting 6 assists in 52 games.

On 8 April 2010, it was confirmed that Phillips had agreed to a one-year deal with fellow AHL team, the Chicago Wolves for the 2010–11 season.[5] Phillips was then assigned to the Walleye of the ECHL to begin the 2010 season. After appearing in one game with the Wolves in November he was returned to Toledo. With only 5 points in 31 games with the Walleye, on 12 November, Phillips was re-assigned by the Wolves to fellow ECHL team, the Gwinnett Gladiators. On 25 December, Dave was released from his contract with the Wolves and shortly joined fellow AHL team, the Lake Erie Monsters, on a professional try out on 5 January 2011. After posting 3 assists in 10 games with the Monsters, Phillips returned to the Gladiators. Towards the end of his first stint with the Monsters, Phillips signed with Australian based team, the Adelaide Adrenaline, for the forthcoming 2011 season on 12 January 2011.[6]

On 10 May 2011 it was announced that Phillips would be returning to Britain and the Elite Ice Hockey League with the Coventry Blaze.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Kingston Jets ENL 17 3 4 7 10
2003–04 Hull Stingrays BNL 9 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Hull Stingrays BNL 30 1 4 5 20 10 1 1 2 8
2005–06 Hull Stingrays EPL 44 7 12 19 104 6 0 0 0 8
2006–07 Hull Stingrays EIHL 49 3 6 9 71
2007–08 Hull Stingrays EIHL 54 2 13 15 83
2008–09 Belfast Giants EIHL 54 7 18 25 69 2 1 1 2 0
2009–10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 52 0 6 6 52 4 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Toledo Walleye ECHL 6 1 1 2 2
2010–11 Toledo Walleye ECHL 31 2 3 5 22
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 13 0 5 5 8
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 11 0 3 3 13
2011 Adelaide Adrenaline AIHL 6 4 1 5 28
2011–12 Coventry Blaze EIHL 44 4 19 23 89
2011–12 SønderjyskE Ishockey DEN 7 1 2 3 10 11 3 3 6 33
2012–13 Belfast Giants EIHL 52 5 18 23 84 4 1 0 1 6
2013–14 Belfast Giants EIHL 54 2 4 6 123 4 0 1 1 14
AHL totals 64 0 9 9 65 4 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Great Britain WJC18-D2 5 1 1 2 2
2005 Great Britain WJC18-D1 4 1 0 1 18
2005 Great Britain WJC-D1 5 0 1 1 16
2006 Great Britain WJC-D2 5 3 2 5 12
2006 Great Britain WC-D1 5 0 3 3 10
2007 Great Britain WJC-D1 5 0 2 2 22
2007 Great Britain WC-D1 5 0 0 0 0
2008 Great Britain WC-D1 5 0 2 2 6
2009 Great Britain OGQ 3 1 0 1 2
2009 Great Britain WC-D1 5 1 1 2 2
2011 Great Britain WC-D1 5 0 1 1 2
2012 Great Britain WC-D1 5 0 1 1 10
2013 Great Britain OGQ 6 0 0 0 0
2013 Great Britain WC-D1 5 1 0 1 2
2014 Great Britain WC-D1 5 0 2 2 8
Junior totals 24 5 6 11 70
Senior totals 49 3 10 13 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Phillips - Eurohockey Profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Phillips and Shields Both Back For A Second Year...". Belfast Giants. 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Phillips is Rockford bound!". Belfast Giants. 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Blackhawks cut training camp roster to 36". Chicago Blackhawks. 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  5. ^ "Phillips earns new deal with Chicago Wolves". Yorkshire Post. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  6. ^ "David Phillips signs for 2011". Adelaide Adrenaline. 2011-01-18. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 

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