Brad Phillips


Farmington Hills Michigan

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7th round (182nd overall), 2007


187 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D


2005-06: Phillips spent the majority of the year playing for the USA U-17 squad.  Appearing in 38 games, Phillips posted a record of 21-14-3 with a goals against average of 2.39 and a save percentage of .922.  He also recorded one shutout.  He played all but one game at the 2006 World U-17 Hockey Challenge where he led Team USA to a silver medal.  He was named the tournament's top goaltender.  Phillips also appeared in one game with the U-18 squad.  He allowed two goals as he picked up the win.

2006-07: Phillips split the season in nets with Josh Unice.  In 24 games, Phillips posted a record of 15-5-0-2 with a goals against average of 2.33 and a save percentage of .913.  He also had two shutouts. Eleven of his 24 games came against NCAA opponents.  Phillips posted a winning record in these games, finishing with a record of 5-4-1 with a goals against average of 3.18 and a save percentage of .886.  NHL Central Scouting ranked Phillips as the ninth best NA goalie heading into the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

2007-08: Phillips saw action in five games with the University of Notre Dame. He spent the season backing up Jordan Pearce in goal, and along with junior Tom O’Brien, he gave the Irish one of the top goaltending trios in the country. He went 4-1-0 on the season with a 1.53 goals against average and a .923 save percentage. He recorded one shutout on the season. He made his collegiate debut on Nov. 2 in a 4-1 win over Lake Superior, making 16 saves in the game. His first career shutout came in his third career start, as he made 24 saves in a 7-0 win at Princeton on Dec. 8. He is one of seven former USNTDP alums on the Notre Dame roster along with Pearce, junior Kyle Lawson, fellow sophomores Ian Cole and Teddy Ruth and freshmen Patrick Gaul and Sean Lorenz.

2008-09: Phillips missed the entire season due to a knee injury.

2009-10: Phillips appeared in 10 games as a junior as a back-up to Notre Dame starter Mike Johnson as the Fighting Irish finished ninth in the 12-team CCHA. Phillips was 2-3-3 with 1 shutout and had a 2.47 GAA and .911 save percentage.

2010-11: Phillips played for the Bloomington Prairie Thunder in the CHL, foregoing his senior year at Notre Dame. He appeared in 30 games as a backup to veteran Marco Emond and was 12-7-5 with a 2.38 GAA and .914 save percentage. The Prairie Thunder finished third in the Turner Division and Phillips appeared in three playoff games and was 0-2 with a 3.08 GAA and .894 save percentage.


Phillips attends the University of Notre Dame.

Philadelphia Flyers System Mini-Review

by Bill Meltzer

Here’s a look at the progress of twelve prospects in the Philadelphia Flyers system through the first quarter of the season. A full system report with more in-depth reviews will be forthcoming at the midpoint of the season.

Stepping Forward

Bruno St. Jacques : The rookie is making a strong case for a full-time job in the NHL. After an eye-opening training camp with the Flyers and a solid beginning to the American Hockey League season, Bruno has gotten a pair of callups to the big team. He has made the most of his time with the Flyers. St. Jacques’ combination of poise, physical play, and mobility has translated well to the NHL game. With Luke Richardson out for an extended period of time with a broken foot, St. Jacques will have time to further solidify his NHL roster spot.

Colin Shields : If the Scottish winger was adversely affected by being disqualified from playing last season by the NCAA, he hasn’t shown it. The Maine forward has emerged as one of the top snipers in Hockey East. In 12 games to date, he has 11 goals. He also has a 3 assist game to his credit this season.

Antero Niittymäki : The 1999-2000 Finnish league rookie of the year has put his uneven sophomore season behind him and re-established himself as one of the top young goaltenders in Europe. Ranking at or near the top of several key SM-Liiga goaltending categories, Niittymäki has a dazzling .952 save percentage and a 1.49 goals against average in 11 games. Of late, veteran TPS goalie Fredrik Norrena has been hot and has gotten four Read more»

Belleville Bulls update

by Bill Thompson

There has been a lot of action in the hockey world as of late. The trades are starting to happen in the NHL, certain OHL teams such as Sudbury have been trading like mad and the preliminary rankings for the 2002 NHL draft are out from NHL Central Scouting. With the hockey world usually looking elsewhere, the Belleville Bulls manage to keep a low profile amongst the hockey action.

The Bulls have had a very active season so far, starting with trading OHL star defenseman Michael Jacobsen to the Sudbury Wolves at the start of the season for Adam Sturgeon. Many Bulls fans were upset at this deal, but it was a necessary one in order to keep the 2 superstar forwards Mike Renzi and Nate Robinson and the much-improved Matt Coughlin who was selected as the Bulls captain this year; all of those players were overagers so one had to go. This looked to be a good deal as Sturgeon was a highly touted d-man that just didn’t get along with the Wolves management and Jacobsen is a wuss who doesn’t like to hit or get hit, but unfortunately none of the Bulls defensemen have stepped up to fill the offensive role Jacobsen had. Also going to Sudbury were defenseman Rob Dmytruk and forward Brad Efthimiou who have both been released. Jacobsen was subsequently traded to Owen Sound.

The Bulls started off the season well debuting at #4 on the CHL’s first set of weekly rankings. But it has been up and down since then. With a record of 15-12-0-0 the Bulls are not the tying type. It’s all or nothing, with most of the nothing co Read more»

Colorado Prospect Update (11/23/01)

by Brandon LeBourveau


Marek Svatos, Center, Kootenay (WHL)
Stats: 22 GP, 22 G, 15 A, 37 P, 22 PIM, -1

Kurt Sauer, Defenseman, Spokane (WHL)
Stats: 24 GP, 0 G, 8 A, 8 P, 30 PIM, +15

Blake Ward, Goaltender, Lethbridge (WHL)
Stats: 11 GP, 4-5-2, 3.33 GAA. .879 SV%

Charlie Stephens, Center, Guelph/London (OHL)
Stats: 18 GP, 5 G, 10 A, 15 P, 31 PIM, -17

Danny Bois, Right Wing, London (OHL)
Stats: 25 GP, 5 G, 7 A, 12 P, 78 PIM, -8

Aaron Molnar, Goaltender, London (OHL)
Stats: 12 GP, 4-6-2, 3.89 GAA, .875 SV%

Agris Saviels, Defenseman, Owen Sound (OHL)
Stats: 23 GP 1 G, 18 A, 19 P, 13 PIM, -8

Colt King, Left Wing, Guelph/North Bay (OHL)
Stats: 20 GP, 4 G, 5 A, 9 P, 49 PIM, -7

Cody McCormick, Right Wing, Belleville (OHL)
Stats: 25 GP, 5 G, 6 A, 11 P, 47 PIM, +2

Darryl Bootland, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: 19 GP, 11 G, 16 A, 27 P, 44 PIM, +11

Peter Budaj, Goaltender, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: 17 GP, 9-5-3, 2.56 GAA, .917 SV%

Pierre-Luc Emond, Center, Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Stats: 28 GP, 7 G, 7 A, 14 P, 21 PIM, +5

Sergei Klyazmin, Left Wing, Halifax (QMJHL)
Stats: 22 GP, 12 G, 20 A, 32 P, 16 PIM, +6


Brian Fahey, Defenseman, Wisconsin (WCHA) Read more»

AHL Report: St. John’s Leafs Struggling for Consistency

by pbadmin

The St. John’s Maple Leafs are a quarter through their season and despite high expectations, especially with the additions of Nikolai Antropov and Bob Wren from Toronto, the Leafs are struggling two games below .500.

The Leafs haven’t been fully comfortable in their new home of Mile One Stadium, unable to sweep any team at home this season, including the struggling Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins and Manchester Monarchs. The Leafs ended their homestand with a gutsy 4-2 win over Saint John, after a horrid previous game that had fans booing the team off the ice but when they played their first game of the roadtrip, it ended up another loss, a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Hartford Wolfpack.

So the question has to be asked, What’s the problem here? Here is my thoughts on the Leafs’ recent struggles.

1) Goaltending has been inconsistent. A preseason strength has become mediocre with inconsistent play from both Mike Minard and Mikael Tellqvist. Tellqvist is prone to give up a soft goal early in the game and Minard hasn’t shown the form that won him team MVP honours last year. And they haven’t been helped by shoddy defensive play.

2) Defence has been a problem. Nathan Dempsey has continued to do what he does best, create offense, leading the AHL in assists and is second in team scoring with 21 points and was nominated by the Leafs for AHL player of the Week. Rearguards Karel Pilar, DJ Smith, Petr Svoboda and Allan Rourke are all minuses in the plus/minus department and some media are wondering why the Leafs let go defensive stalwart Tyler Harlton. Mar Read more»

Team Loaded with WHL Talent

by HF Staff

Saskatchewan Hockey Association and Manitoba Hockey announced the roster for Team Western which will compete in the Under 17 World Hockey Challenge in Selkirk and Stonewall, Manitoba from December 29, 2001 to January 4, 2002. The roster includes 20 players that are either currently playing in the Western Hockey League or are on a WHL Club’s 50 Player List. The roster includes 11 players from Saskatchewan and 11 players from Manitoba.

Team Western departs for Winnipeg on December 26th. Team Western will see its first action in an exhibition game against Russia on Friday, December 28th. Tournament play begins Saturday, December 29th versus Germany.

Rejean Beauchemin, Winnipeg Warriors AAA midget, Listed by Prince Albert Raiders
Josh Lepp, Kelowna Rockets – WHL

Paul Albers, Calgary Hitmen – WHL
Braydon Coburn, Portland Winter Hawks – WHL

Dustin DeGagne, Winnipeg South Blues,MJHL.

Josh Pokol, Kamloops Blazers – WHL

Derek Poplawski, St. James Canadiens – MJHL, Listed by Swift Current Broncos

Stewart Thiessen, Pembina Valley AAA midget, Listed by Lethbridge Hurricanes


Kyle Annesley, Calgary Hitmen – WHL

Mitch Carefoot, Dauphin Kings – MJHL, Listed by Brandon Wheat Kings

Nigel Dawes, Kootenay Ice – WHL

Eric Fehr, Brandon Wheat Kings – WHL

Jesse Fischer, Saskatoon Contacts AAA midget, Listed by Spokane Chiefs

Josh Froese, Pembina Valley Hawks AAA midget Read more»

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