Zack Phillips





Zack Phillips, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 181

Born: 1992-10-28

Hometown:  Fredericton , NB

Drafted: 2011 by Minnesota, 28th overall








March 2015 – In a one-for-one rejuvenation trade hoping to spark two dwindling AHL careers, Minnesota and Boston teamed up to swap Zack Phillips to Bean Town for Jared Knight. As a player who flirted with the 100-point mark in the QMJHL, Phillips (a former 1st round pick) has struggled to find his offensive touch in the AHL topping out at 33 points in 2013-14. Currently with seven goals and 15 points through 48 games with Iowa, Phillips will head to Providence in hopes of saving his North American professional career. Brendan Ross


December 2014 – Even though Zack Phillips embarked on his professional hockey career as a first round pick, Zack Phillips was taken with the Wild likely knowing full well that this is a wait and see selection. He will bring to the Minnesota program an underrated pair of hands and hockey sense; his subpar defensive capabilities and first step were his main caveats when assessed. Plays with his head first due in large part to his adept vision and ability to assess plays and react accordingly in short order. Phillips in the Minnesota Wild system seems to make for a good fit as they will be no hurry to rush his development due to the offensive talents they have ahead of Phillips in the depth chart, thereby allotting him more time to work on improving his marginal footwork. In due course, Phillips should be able to assert himself offensively the for the Iowa Wild the way he did for the St. John Sea Dogs in major junior hockey. Edric Joseph

December 2013 – Phillips is in his second full season of professional hockey, tallying three goals and five assists so far in 18 games with the Iowa Wild of the AHL. Last season he finished a minus-11, and so far in 2013/14 he is a minus-4. This seems to be the knock on Phillips who needs to improve in the defensive end in order to be considered a top 12 option by the Minnesota Wild in the future. Jamie Zadow


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May 2013 – In 2012/2013, Phillips completed his first full season of professional hockey and recorded 27 points (8 G, 19 A) in 71 games with the Houston Aeros (AHL). At age 20, Phillips is expected to finish out the remaining two-years of his entry level contract in the AHL. Although he may be close to having the offensive skill and playmaking ability to be a second-line center in the NHL, he’ll need to improve on the defense side of the ice before he’s considered a top-12 option for Minnesota. – Clayton Bailey


March, 2012 – Phillips finished off the 2011/12 season with 80 points after putting up 97 last year. Whether it’s scoring goals or being the setup man, he’s an offensive threat on every shift. He has great vision and silky smooth hands. He will look to continue his playoffs dominance after putting up 24 points in 17 playoff games last year. He signed an entry level contract with the Wild in December but will likely spend some time in the minors to improve his physical play and his skating. Derek Leblanc


Fantasy Outlook: D

Struggling out of the gates in his first three pro season, Phillips hasn't displayed any consistency or production to warrant being picked in fantasy leagues. 






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