Philip Lane
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Philip Lane


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2nd round (52nd overall), 2010


194 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D


2008-09: Philip Lane made his debut with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres (OJHL). In 45 games he scored 18 goals and added 24 assists for 42 points. He also picked up 72 PIMs.

2009-10: Lane began his CHL career with the Brampton Battalion (OHL). Lane played in 64 games, picking up 32 points. Though he had 18 goals and 14 assists in his rookie season, he was a -10. In the playoffs, Lane appeared in 11 games, scoring 3 goals. Lane was drafted in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, 55th overall, by the Phoenix Coyotes(NHL).

2010-11: Lane got off to a slow start – missing time due to injury and a two-game suspension – but steadily developed into the physical, two-way forward he is projected to be in his second season with the OHL’s Brampton Battalion. Lane scored 17 goals with 17 assists and was a much-improved +2 plus/minus in 54 regular season games while finishing second on the Battalion with 113 PMs. Brampton reached the playoffs despite finishing under .500. In the four-game series with Niagara, Lane was -1 with 1 assist and 2 PMs.

2011-12: Lane skated in 53 games for Brampton in his third OHL season – and was the Battalion’s third-leading scorer despite missing time in January and February due to a concussion. At times he was dominant, scoring 15 goals with 26 assists and finishing plus-eleven, and was also one of the more physical players for Brampton – he finished tied for second on the team with 94 penalty minutes. Brampton finished third in the Central Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Lane was one of three players to lead the Battalion with 4 playoff goals and was plus-three with 1 assist and 7 penalty minutes in eight games. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Phoenix in May, 2012.

2012-13: Lane played for the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate in Portland in his first pro season. He scored 14 goals with 8 assists and was +10 with 62 penalty minutes. The Pirates finished second in the Atlantic Division and were swept by Eastern Conference champion Syracuse in the first round; losing two of the three games in overtime. Lane had 1 assist and was -1 with 9 penalty minutes in three playoff games.

2013-14: Lane was injured throughout much of 2013-14. He did manage to dress for 39 games for Arizona’s AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. He was deployed in a bottom-6 role, managing just three goals and three assists.

Talent Analysis

Lane is mostly a big-bodied presence. He flashes soft hands and offensive skill which would complement his size tremendously. However, he has never shown the ability to sustain offensive production in junior or professional hockey. Lane has always played in highly disciplined, defense-first systems. He has displayed excellent instincts and aptitude playing this style of hockey.



Lane needs to return to Portland and prove he is completely rehabilitated from injury. Arizona has a number of physical tenacious forwards rising through the ranks. Lane must return to his form of 2012-13 to ensure others do not pass him by on the depth chart.


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